Institutes & Certifications
Audit Institute - NEW 2019 Schedule: Join Community Banker University for the newly restructured Audit Institute! What was previously a two-week program has been consolidated into one extended week of intense learning to meet your bank’s evolving needs, the expectations of the audit committee and the examiners. Our curriculum will expand your knowledge of auditing and banking whether you are a veteran auditor or new to the audit function. After completing this fast-paced week, and successfully passing 3 certification exams, you will be ready for the challenges awaiting you as a Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor (CCBIA). Earn 53 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 2 times per year.
Bank Security Institute: The ICBA Bank Security Institute provides an in-depth training program that is specifically developed for the professional Security Officer who works for a community bank, regardless of the geographical location or size of the bank. This program provides the Security Officer with critical information in order to meet regulatory requirements and provide strategic and tactical methods of security, robbery, and fraud prevention and risk management. In addition to training delivered by a nationally known security expert, this program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Community Bank Security Officer (CCBSO) upon successfully passing 2 certification exams during this event. Earn 23 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
BSA/AML Institute: The formal requirements for financial institution compliance under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) continue to be significant. With the regulatory agencies committing to tougher and more inclusive BSA/AML examinations, it is just as important as ever to make certain your BSA/AML program is appropriate for your institution's risk exposure. Attendees will cover the primary requirements of each segment of the regulation and receive guidance on best practice expectations in each area. When completed, each attendee will have the in-depth knowledge, resources, and peer networks to effectively manage their BSA/AML function or to audit this function properly. This program provides the opportunity to become a Certified BSA/AML Professional (CBAP)upon successfully passing 2 certification exams during this event. Earn 21 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 3 times per year.
Commercial Lending Institute: Develop the necessary credit skills to maintain and manage a commercial credit portfolio. This program covers the analytical processes needed to be an effective Commercial Lender. This program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Commercial Loan Officer (CCLO) upon successfully passing 2 certification exams during this event. Earn 47 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Compliance Institute: The ICBA Compliance InstituteSM is built to meet the needs of newer compliance officers seeking to gain a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of each regulation as well as seasoned professionals seeking the latest regulatory education and industry best practices. The program addresses current hot issues and areas of focus in regulatory compliance. Deep dives into the common challenges related to recent regulatory reform, including TRID, high-cost lending, and UDAAP landmines, will be covered. The latest guidance and interpretations on all recent rulemaking efforts will be discussed. Attendees will be updated on today's fair lending exposures, the new HMDA rule, and current deposit compliance matters. This program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO) upon successfully passing 5 certification exams during this event. Earn 43 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 2 times per year.
Consumer Lending Institute: Make informed credit decisions by developing your ability to evaluate a consumer loan request. This program covers the application process, financial statement analysis, credit analysis, loan structure, compliance, documentation procedures and closing. This program provides the opportunity to become aCertified Community Bank Consumer Lender (CCBCL) upon successfully passing 1 certification exam during this event. Earn 27 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 2 times per year.
Credit Analyst Institute: The role of a credit analyst has evolved into a critical function at today's community bank. Community Banker University has taken unprecedented steps to develop this certification program for credit analysts which not only focuses on the necessary financial analysis skills needed by today's credit analysts, but also addresses the additional expertise vital to a community bank's overall lending success. Industry experts present information in an engaging and tangible manner for all attendees. This program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Community Bank Credit Analyst (CCBCA) upon successfully passing 2 certification exams during this event. Earn 28 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 2 times per year.
IT Institute: Information technology solutions continue to evolve creating opportunities for community banks to increase efficiency, improve service capabilities, and better safeguard customers. Your ability to understand how these solutions can be applied to your bank's current technology platform can mean all the difference in today's highly-competitive environment. This program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Community Bank Technology Officer (CCBTO) upon successfully passing 3 certification exams during this event. Earn 39 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Risk Management Institute: The Risk Management Institute combines experiential computer-based pre-work with live instruction to offer a big-picture perspective of how risks in community banking are interrelated. Our industry experts will teach you how to identify risks, establish appropriate governance processes and controls, devise effective risk mitigation strategies, and instruct you on the intricacies of monitoring, managing, and reporting risks across the bank. This program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Community Bank Risk Specialist (CCBRS) upon successfully passing 2 certification exams during this event. Earn 24 CPE credits for attending. This event is scheduled 1 time per year.
Seminars & Workshops
Advanced Call Report Seminar: The regulatory reporting burden faced by community banks today is stronger than ever. As the complexity of the call report and Federal Reserve reports continue to increase, even experienced bankers often have questions about the nuances of these filings. We strongly encourage both preparers and reviewers to attend this course to expand their regulatory reporting knowledge. Earn 12 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Advanced IT Seminar: Is your community bank prepared to handle the increasing threats and exposures to your IT infrastructure? To succeed in today's fast-paced environment, Financial Institutions need to constantly evolve. With the advancement of regulations, technology and the change it drives, technology professionals are experiencing a revolution. How do Community Banks keep up and where should they focus? In this two-day program, we will take you on a fast-paced journey to evaluate emerging technologies, optimize processes and measure your bank's IT operations. Earn 14 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference: Day One – Auditing Issues: An effective audit program is critical to a bank’s success. Today’s audit infrastructure is established through active identification of risk, comprehensive audit/monitoring operations, essential reporting, and appropriate resolution. Day Two – Lending & Deposit Compliance Issues: Numerous factors dictate the nature and complexity of a bank’s lending compliance efforts. To ensure a strong lending compliance posture, community banks must stay ahead of the industry’s current issues. Day Three – BSA/AML Issues: Product innovations, payments evolution, and institution growth are impacting both deposit compliance practices and BSA/AML efforts. The highly competitive environment is putting pressure on banks and leaving little room for error in both areas. Day Four – Fraud & Physical Security Issues: Social engineering techniques, reviewing how criminals obtain information on your customers and more. We will discuss how fraud attacks are effective or ineffective with different generations and steps you can take to protect the bank. We recommend community bank internal auditors, external auditors, compliance officers, bank security officers, BSA officers, IT officers, risk managers, legal counsel and operations managers attend. Attendees will earn 8 CPE credits per day attended. This event is offered 2 times per year.
Annual Director Conference: The role of a community bank director is one that is always changing and has never been more critical to the success of your bank. The ICBA Annual Directors Conference is an informative and engaging event that provides you with essential information and the latest in banking industry trends. The Annual Directors Conference is designed to help you gain the tools essential to guide your bank’s growth and profitability and sustain its vision for the future. Leave this event with innovative practices, new strategies, and creative tactics you can bring back to your bank and implement immediately! We recommend Directors, Presidents, CEOs, Chairmen and Outside Counsel attend. Earn 13 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Call Report Seminar: In an ever-changing regulatory and accounting environment, it is important that call report preparers and reviewers remain up to date. Attend this seminar for a detailed discussion of each call report schedule as well as the real-life challenges of completing an accurate call report. To help explain the requirements, detailed examples are provided, and there is an opportunity to ask questions specific to your situation. Earn 12 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
CFO Forum: Many high-performing banks have initiated a fundamental shift in the CFO role making the CFO a critical strategic business partner across the financial institution. Such evolution has encouraged the transformation of the CFO from solely traditional tax functions to now include analysis of big data, technology systems, and efficiency strategies. The CFO Forum tackles the top issues CFOs face today, including emerging tax and accounting strategies, CECL preparation, bank and core deposit valuation, enterprise risk, and more. Be prepared to build your CFO network with plenty of networking opportunities available throughout the event. We recommend CFOs, Controllers, Presidents, CEO, Directors attend. Earn 13 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Community Bank Human Resources Seminar: Today’s modern workplace is transforming the role of the community bank human resources (HR) professional. People management and responsible administration is key for all HR professionals. However, finding reliable and timely information to help your bank navigate complex employment situations can be challenging. Whether you are a seasoned HR professional or you’ve recently taken on the role at your community bank, this seminar will provide you with the necessary information to handle the most important legal and emerging issues at your bank. This course will address critical HR requirements that all community bank HR professionals must know and discuss emerging legal issues that affect community banks. Leave with practical advice, guidance, and key strategies to ensure effective and compliant management of employee and employer requirements. Earn 16 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Community Bank Marketing Seminar: Retail wars, digital transformation, and customer demand are dramatically changing the landscape of community banking. To succeed in the competitive marketplace, community bank marketers and retail teams must be savvy, forward-thinking, and implement game-changing strategies. In this newly-created ICBA Community Bank Marketing Seminar, attendees will participate in two engaging days packed with critical information to propel a bank to the next level. Earn 16 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Community Bank Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar: Navigating the current merger and acquisition landscape can be difficult. For banks considering initiating a purchase or sale, there are several strategic considerations that must be weighed. This hands-on workshop explores all aspects of a community bank acquisition transaction from both a buyer’s and seller’s perspective and includes lecture, interactive discussion, real-life examples, an exercise where learners work though financial models as well as a sample acquisition. This workshop is for those considering a merger or acquisition as a buyer or a seller, those currently in the midst of one and even those who simply want to better understand the landscape in order to continue to navigate a course of independence. Earn 10 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Fraud Seminar: According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), businesses lose 5 percent of gross profit annually due to fraud. In nearly half of these cases, ACFE reports that the fraud could have been prevented had the business enacted stronger internal controls. Don’t miss this fast-paced, dynamic session to learn how to identify fraud and protect your bank’s assets. This program includes break-out sessions and plenty of interactive group discussion among participants and instructors. Earn 12 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Information Systems Auditing Workshop: Cyber fraud and data breaches continue to be at the top of the news. But according to security breach reports by Verizon, the majority of breaches are preventable with simple controls. Join our information security specialists as they explore ways to help your organization avoid being victimized by cyber criminals. This seminar is updated each year and includes the latest information on attack trends, recent crimes, new vulnerabilities, compliance requirements, and methods to mitigate risks. Each participant will be provided with a laptop to use during training. Computers are loaded with a variety of common, easy-to-use auditing and security assessment tools. We'll walk through how to identify weak or default configuration settings, and provide recommendations for strengthening security, audit, and monitoring settings. You'll also learn how to use automated tools to make IT audits more efficient. Earn 14 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Loan Review Seminar: The loan review process is critical to the success of any community bank. This process must be structured and requires policies and procedures to ensure timely identification of problem credits, asset quality, and accuracy. The process must also include well-defined classification guidelines to ensure consistent loan ratings and the accounting for the allowance for loan and lease losses must comply with generally accepted accounting principles. This fast-paced course will challenge your understanding of credit review in today's banking environment. Earn 12 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.
Vendor Management Seminar: Community banks may outsource a service, but they cannot outsource the responsibility. In a financial environment wrought with strong enforcement actions, rising regulatory expectations, and massive data breaches, community banks must understand and manage a secure network of relationships to ensure customer data, bank transactions, business activity, and shareholders are protected. Relationships with third-party vendors are commonplace and many provide a strategic advantage; however, the rewards aren’t without risk to financial institutions. Intense regulatory scrutiny and variations in third-party service application are challenging the risk management practices utilized by today’s community banks. This seminar will assist community banks in navigating the critical considerations needed to effectively implement a sound vendor management program. Whether you are a seasoned risk management professional or new to your role, this program will highlight key efforts needed by all community banks to ensure prudent risk management, while also achieving bottom-line results. Earn 12 CPE credits for attending. This event is offered 1 time per year.