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ICBA Holds Community Bank Compliance Institute

Coursework Opens Door to Professional Compliance Certification

Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2008)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced the ICBA Compliance Institute will take place June 8-13 in Kansas City, Mo.

"ICBA offers on-going course work and certification to further raise the professionalism of and fully develop career paths for community bank employees," said Greg Martinson, ICBA senior vice president and director of Sauk Centre Operations, ICBA's Minnesota office. "ICBA's Compliance Institute builds a solid foundation of regulatory knowledge and understanding so that community bank employees can better support product and service offerings of their community bank."

The ICBA Compliance Institute is a comprehensive learning experience that covers the regulatory compliance areas for which a community bank compliance officer is responsible. The Institute introduces and reinforces the basic elements of each regulation while illustrating common pitfalls and solutions. The program is designed for experienced community bankers seeking to bolster their knowledge of current best practices and regulatory changes, as well as first-time community bank compliance officers who need a complete introduction to all applicable banking regulations.

The ICBA Compliance Institute offers the opportunity to become certified after successfully completing the course, case studies and four examinations. In the 14 years that ICBA has offered the ICBA Compliance Institute, more than 575 community bankers have become Certified Community Bank Compliance Officers. The program will be repeated October 5-10, 2008 in Minneapolis, MN.

ICBA is the only national trade association that tailors its educational programs exclusively to meet the needs of community bankers and to raise the standards of professionalism in the industry. More than 2,000 community banking professionals have achieved ICBA certification in compliance, auditing, IT, lending, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering and bank security.

Find out more about ICBA's Compliance Institute and other educational offerings at www.icba.org.