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.

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.

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Upcoming Training

    ICBA Member: $2,395*
    Non-Member: $3,195*
    Nonbanker: $3,995* 
    *Testing fee not included
    February 23 - February 28, 2020
    February 28, 2020
    Compliance Institute* - TX
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Operations, Lending, Lending, Featured on Homepage, Deposit/Operations/Payments, Compliance Certification, Compliance
    Dallas, TX
    ICBA Member: $1,395*
    Non-Member: $1,795*
    Nonbanker: $2,195*
    *Testing fee not included
    March 29 - April 01, 2020
    April 01, 2020
    Credit Analyst Institute* - TX
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Lending, Featured on Homepage, Executive C-Suite Training, Credit Analyst Certification
    San Antonio, TX

    ICBA Member: $595 *Price Before March 2
    ICBA Member: $695 *Price After March 2
    Nonmembers: $795
    Nonbankers: $1,195

    April 02 - April 03, 2020
    April 03, 2020
    Fraud Seminar - TX
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Technology, Payments
    San Antonio, TX
    ICBA Member: $395
    *prior to March 16
    ICBA Member: $495
    *after March 16
    Non-Member: $595
    Nonbanker: $695
    April 15 - April 15, 2020
    April 15, 2020
    Financial Statement Analysis - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance Certification, Compliance
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member:  $395
    *prior to March 16
    ICBA Member: $495
    *prior to March 16 
    Non-Member: $595
    Nonbanker: $695
    April 16 - April 16, 2020
    April 16, 2020
    Cash Flow Analysis - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance Certification, Compliance
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member:  $3,295*
    Nonmember:  $3,995* 
    Nonbanker:  $4,195*
    *Testing Fee not included 
    April 26 - May 01, 2020
    May 01, 2020
    Audit Institute* - NC
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Auditing Certification, Auditing
    Charlotte, NC

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.

For more information and curriculum outlines for each certification program, click below:

Online Education Center


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

Community Banker University offers nearly 300 courses in subjects designed for community bankers. All of the Community Banker University courses now have full audio and randomized test questions.


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 courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

ICBA’s Community Banker University is approved to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for all of its Group Live training.  Each group live event will note the exact number of CPE credits granted for successful completion.  Unless otherwise noted, there are no prerequisites or previous experience necessary to attend Community Banker University group live training.  To be awarded the 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.