ICBA certification programs are designed to raise the standards of professionalism in the industry, and give consumers a consistent stamp of approval to look for when selecting a banker.
To make this happen, respected members of the ICBA certification board establish baseline criteria for knowledge to be certified in several areas of specialization. Then, experienced, nationally recognized instructors create training programs that target the needs of community banks based on those criteria. Finally, competency testing is measured after completion and a certification designation is granted. Annual continuing professional education is then required to ensure participants remain current.
For banking customers, an ICBA certification is a reassuring sign of professionalism to look for when selecting a banker. For you, that makes your ICBA certification is an important selling point and marketing tool. It's an independent, third-party testament to your skills and abilities.
To date, more than 4,000 community banking professionals are certified through ICBA. ICBA certification program participants gain up-to-date regulatory and operational skills and suggestions to take home and put to use immediately in the following areas:
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) 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 courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nabsaregistry.org.
Prerequisites: No previous experience or training is necessary for ICBA seminars.