Welcome to ICBA


Self Guided Orientation

Member Orientation Path
This page will help guide you through the full range of ICBA exclusive benefits so that you can make the most of your membership. ICBA has a lot to offer so the orientation is at your own pace, broken down into digestible parts.

Start your orientation by scrolling down.

Orientation Webinar

Every month, ICBA hosts a member orientation webinar. Even if you have been a member for years, sign up for one of these engaging webinars to learn what new things ICBA has to offer for you and your bank.

Next webinar: TBD

Questions about your membership?

Please contact your new member concierge, Jeanie Klasen, Director Customer Relations by email or by phone 320-352-7325.



Set Up Online Access

To access everything you need from ICBA, you need a login. Many items on our site are password protected. Be sure to login as you browse our website.

Who should do this?

Any bank employee of a member bank can and should set up a username and password. Don't worry, only the main contact for the bank can edit the bank's profile.

Here is how:

  • Visit and click “Log in” in the upper right corner. Click on “create an account.”
  • Enter your e-mail address and select the bank or branch location that you want to link to.
  • Complete the information for the individual.
  • After a successful log in to, it should say: “Welcome FIRST NAME” on the top right of your screen.

Complete the bank profile form

ICBA does not know who to contact within your bank. This is why it is important to establish your contact preferences.

Who should do this?

Only the primary contact at the bank.

Here is how:

Please contact Jeanie Klasen ( for the profile form. Not sure if your bank already did this? Ask Jeanie.

Let Your Team Know

Bank employees might not know that their bank is a member of ICBA. Let them know by sending the welcome email to your bank staff or fellow team members.

Who should do this?

Anyone at your bank should share and reap the benefits of ICBA membership.

Here is how:

A sample email is in the attachment below.



Sign up for our Newsletters

  • NewsWatch Today: Free e-newsletter that highlights breaking industry news and information via email, Monday - Friday.
  • Member Access: Free e-newsletter delivered every Fridays. Member Access highlights the evolving benefits, opportunities and resources available to all ICBA member banks.

Manage Magazine Subscriptions

  • Independent Banker Magazine: This award-winning monthly publication that is the number one source ICBA members rely on for community banking news. Each bank receives two hard copies for free. Also available to all members of your community bank in digital format here


Your membership and grassroots involvement help to present the community banking industry’s unified voice before Congress, the administration and regulators. ICBA is community banking’s advocate on every important issue, including reducing regulatory and tax burdens, fighting for competitive equity with credit unions and the Farm Credit System, and opposing excessive concentration of the nation’s financial resources.


Read the ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity (“the Plan”). It is an agenda for regulatory relief that will allow community banks to thrive by doing what they do best — serving and growing their communities one loan at a time.
The plan covers provisions around:
  • Access to Capital
  • Regulatory Relief
  • Mortgage Reform
  • Bank Oversight and Examination
  • Community Bank Tax Relief
  • Agriculture & Rural America


Direct grassroots advocacy is essential to promoting federal policies that support community banking. ICBA’s Be Heard grassroots resource center offers a variety of tools to help community bankers amplify their voice with targeted outreach to federal policymakers. Let Congress and the regulatory agencies know that community banks are critical to the prosperity of Main Street America. Take action!


The Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee (ICBPAC) is non-partisan and the only federal PAC exclusively dedicated to protecting and promoting the community banking industry. The collective support of thousands of donors provides ICBPAC with the resources needed to make sure the voices of community bankers are heard by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

To get involved, please complete the Prior Approval Form.


Take advantage of tools you can use to amplify your voice. Explore the ICBA Advocacy Toolbox.


Read letters to congress and regulators and learn how you can get involved.



Community Banker University

Live Event

Live Seminars & Institutes

Each year, there are 50+ live seminar and accredited institutes. See our offerings here.  

Live webinar


CBU offers 50+ webinars each year. Find the right webinar for your staff and community bank here.

Online Learning

Online Training

Over 300 online training courses available to ICBA members.


On-Demand Webinars

Missed a webinar? Download the recording on demand: MP3 or CD



Online resources are available 24/7 for all employees at your community bank.

Major ICBA Events

ICBA offers yearround networking opportunities, educational sessions and industry-wide events. The three major events that the association hosts are ICBA Community Banking LIVE, the ICBA Washington Policy Summit and the Lead FWD (forward) Summit.

Learn more about other ICBA Events. 


ICBA Community Banking Live

The largest gathering of community bankers in the world, with more than 60 educational sessions, workshops and roundtables.

ICBA Policy Summit

Washington Policy Summit

Registration is FREE! Share your positive community banking stories with your legislators in Washington
and hear from federal regulators and industry leaders.

Lead Fwd

Lead FWD Summit

Learn about leadership, regulation, technology, compliance and much more. 




Your community bank can connect with a wide range of ICBA financial products and experienced support to become more competitive:

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ICBA Securities

Payments solutions for consumers and small businesses, including credit, debit and pre-paid issuing; ATM processing; merchant and small business receivables; digital wallets; and more.
Turnkey bank-branded consumer and/or small business credit cards through an agent program.
Quality investment products, services and education at competitive prices.

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Mortgage-related products and services.
Access to credit life and disability insurance profit opportunities.


ICBA’s  Preferred Service Providers (PSPs) and Corporate Members offer quality products and services that help community banks grow their business and better serve their communities. They are among a select group of industry service providers that have earned the ICBA “Stamp of Approval.” ICBA PSPs are selected by the ICBA Bank Services Committee, which comprises community bankers like you. Service provider selection criteria includes financial strength, commitment to the community bank business model, reference checks with existing community bank customers and national distribution capabilities.

Business solutions your community bank can take advantage of include:




Free Social Media Monitoring Tool

As an ICBA member, you have access to this valuable social media monitoring tool, which provides the following free benefits:

  • Monitoring for blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, news outlets
  • Online mentions of your bank, your executives, your brand
  • Solve customer service issues
  • Listen to your customer, prospects and community
  • Monitor up to 5 keywords

Social Media: Join the Conversation!

Community Bank Facebook     Community Bank Twitter    Community Bank Social    ICBA YouTube    

Use the Hashtags!





Join a Community of Peers & Experts

LinkedIn Social Media Group

LinkedIn Emerging Leaders Group