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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Start Planning Your 2020 Professional Development

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  • Save $200! Audit and Compliance Working Papers
  • 2020 Live Events Calendar

Full Calendar of Events

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Explore Our Programs

ICBA Certification

Bank Director Program

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Upcoming Training

    ICBA Members: $695 *Price Before May 15
    ICBA Members: $795 *Price After May 15
    Non-Member: $895
    Nonbankers: $1,195
    Bank Director Program Participants: $495

    June 15 - June 16, 2020
    June 16, 2020
    Community Bank Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Director, Bank Director Program
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $1,295* 
    Non-Member: $1,695* 
    Nonbanker: $2,095* 
    *Testing fee not included
    June 22 - June 25, 2020
    June 25, 2020
    Risk Management Institute - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Risk Management Certification, Featured on Homepage, Executive C-Suite Training, Cybersecurity, Compliance
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $2,395*
    Non-Member: $3,195*
    Nonbanker: $3,995*
    *Testing fee not included
    August 03 - August 07, 2020
    August 07, 2020
    IT Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Featured on Homepage, Technology, Payments, Information Technology Certification
    Minneapolis, MN

    ICBA Member: $1,295* (with testing fee $1,445) 
    Nonmember:    $1,695* (with testing fee $1,945) 
    Nonbanker:      $2,095* (with testing fee $2,345)
    *Testing fee not included

    August 10 - August 12, 2020
    August 12, 2020
    BSA/AML Institute* - CO
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance, BSA Certification
    Denver, CO
    ICBA Member: $595 *Price Before July 10
    ICBA Member: $695 *Price After July 10
    Nonmembers: $795
    Nonbankers: $1,195

    August 10 - August 11, 2020
    August 11, 2020
    Advanced IT Strategies Seminar - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Technology, Auditing
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $595
    *Price before July 10
    ICBA Member $695
    *Price after July 10
    Non-Member: $795
    Nonbanker: $1,195
    Bank Director Program Participant: $495
    August 12 - August 13, 2020
    August 13, 2020
    Vendor Management - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Security, Operations, Executive C-Suite Training, Director, Compliance, Bank Director Program, Auditing
    Minneapolis, MN

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.