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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Contact Community Banker University: Email or call 800-422-7285

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ICBA Certification Program

Bank Director Program

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Upcoming Training

    ICBA Member: $1,395*
    Non-Member: $1,795*
    Nonbanker: $2,195*
    *Testing fee not included
    October 06 - October 09, 2019
    October 09, 2019
    Credit Analyst Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Lending, Featured on Homepage, Executive C-Suite Training, Credit Analyst Certification
    Minneapolis, MN

    ICBA Member: $995
    Non-Member: $1,495
    Bank Director Program Participants: $795
    Bank Director Program Participants Non-Member: $1,295
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    October 06 - October 08, 2019
    October 08, 2019
    Annual Directors Conference - AZ
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Director, Bank Director Program
    5402 E. Lincoln Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ICBA Member:
    Four Day: $1,345   
    Three Day: $995
    Two Day: $695
    One Day: $395
    Four Day: $1,895    
    Three Day: $1,295
    Two-Day: $895
    One Day: $495
    Four Day: $2,245   
    Three Day: $1,495
    Two-Day: $995
    One Day: $595

    October 21 - October 24, 2019
    October 24, 2019
    Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference* - NC
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Leadership Development, Information Technology Certification, Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance Certification, Compliance, Certification, BSA Certification, Bank Security Certification, Auditing Certification, Auditing
    Charlotte, NC
    ICBA Member: $1,295* 
    Non-Member: $1,695* 
    Nonbanker: $2,095* 
    *Testing fee not included
    October 28 - October 30, 2019
    October 30, 2019
    Risk Management Institute
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Risk Management Certification, Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $595 *Price Before October 13
    ICBA Member: $695 *Price After October 13
    Nonmembers: $795
    Nonbankers: $1,195
    Bank Director Program Participant: $495
    November 13 - November 14, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    Community Bank Marketing Seminar- TX
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Bank Director Program, Leadership Development, Marketing, Human Resources, Executive C-Suite Training, Director, Operations
    Dallas, TX
    ICBA Member: $1,295*
    Non-Member: $1,695*  
    Nonbanker: $2,095*
    *Testing fee not included
    November 13 - November 15, 2019
    November 15, 2019
    BSA/AML Institute* - TX
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance, BSA Certification
    Dallas, TX

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:

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"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.

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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.