Community Banker University

ICBA's Community Banker University is a modernized educational platform that provides community bankers with premier and industry-specific professional development and educational opportunities for all stages of their careers.

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Education and Training for Community Bankers

ICBA's Community Banker University® is a modernized educational platform that provides community bankers with premier and industry-specific professional development and educational opportunities for all stages of their careers.

We partner with the industry’s finest educational leaders to bring unparalleled education made exclusively for community bankers.  Educational offerings are presented using a variety of delivery channels in an effort to respond to the various learning preferences of community bankers.

By providing relevant education and learning opportunities to individuals, Community Banker University can ultimately empower and inspire them to do great things at America’s community banks. Together with our education partners, we are building better community bankers.

For further questions, comments or concerns email us at [email protected] or call 800-422-7285.

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Risk Management Institute - Virtual

In today’s community bank, the concept of risk and managing the bank’s exposure to risk is continually top-of-mind. Designed exclusively for community bankers, the new ICBA Risk Management Institute offers participants an opportunity to enrich and affirm important knowledge of risk components influencing a community bank’s function and soundness.

Minimizing risk to maximize potential is a vital initiative for every community bank. This new certification program focuses on strategies surrounding bank governance, credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, compliance risk, and legal risk.   

The program also includes comprehensive dialogue bringing all the risk elements together to discuss the necessary elements for a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) framework. 

To earn the ICBA Risk Management certification, participants must successfully complete: 

The Risk Management Pre-Course Assignment 

  • Attend the entire Institute program 

  • Successfully pass the certification examinations 

Risk Management Institute Curriculum: 

Pre-Course Assignment: Laying the Foundation of Risk Management 

All institute participants must complete this assignment prior to the live instruction days. This assignment will be delivered electronically to all registrants in advance of the program. Participants should bring their completed assignment to class. The assignment will include: 

Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management 

  • Governance and Oversight 
  • Control Framework 
  • Risk Identification, Evaluation, Mitigation and Monitoring 
  • Risk Policies, Procedures, Limits and Reporting

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Get Ready for 2021

Plan and prioritize your professional development spending to ensure that you can support your bank’s goals in 2021.

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The Compliance Vault

The Compliance Vault is a reliable search tool that helps you find answers to your regulatory compliance questions, with access to over 2,500 Q&As, select online courses, and documents. Find up-to-date answers about topics from across the compliance spectrum. The ICBA Compliance Vault is a complimentary benefit to all ICBA members.

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ICBA Certification Program

To date, more than 4,000 community banking professionals are certified through ICBA. ICBA Certification Programs are designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate community bankers who demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge to manage key operational areas of a financial institution.

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The Bank Director Program

The Bank Director Program provides exclusive director-related training, tailored to meet the needs of your board and delivered through bi-monthly newsletters, online training, a governance helpline and preferred pricing on resources and events.

Bank Director Program

Leadership Academy Program

The Leadership Academy is a comprehensive, innovative leadership training curriculum. It provides community bankers with the opportunity to learn leadership skills, technical banking knowledge, and how advocacy impacts change within the banking industry.

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"Our Mission: Offer the Very Best Online Courses at the Very Best Price"

Community Banker University offers a variety of online training options with courses that build knowledge and a strong foundation within key areas of the banking industry and professional development.

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Continuing Professional Education Information

Community Banker University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

ICBA's Community Banker University is approved to offer continuing professional education (CPE) credits for all of its training. Each group live event will note the exact number of CPE credits granted for successful Community Banker University group live training. To be awarded full CPE credits, you must be present and attend the full training session. When requested, you will be asked to sign into the event to affirm initial attendance. For more information regarding refund, concerns, and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 800-422-7285.