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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CBU 2019 Training Guide Vol 3

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

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Upcoming Training

    ICBA Member: $1,295*
    Non-Member: $1,695*
    Nonbanker: $2,095* 
    *Testing fee not included
    September 27 - September 30, 2020
    September 30, 2020
    Bank Security Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Security, Operations, Featured on Homepage, Executive C-Suite Training, Bank Security Certification
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $2,395*
    Non-Member: $3,195*
    Nonbanker: $3,995* 
    *Testing fee not included
    October 04 - October 09, 2020
    October 09, 2020
    Compliance Institute* - CO
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance Certification, Compliance
    Denver, CO
    ICBA Member: $1,395*
    Non-Member: $1,795*
    Nonbanker: $2,195*
    *Testing fee not included
    October 04 - October 07, 2020
    October 07, 2020
    Credit Analyst Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Lending, Executive C-Suite Training, Credit Analyst 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
    November 04 - November 06, 2020
    November 06, 2020
    BSA/AML Institute* - NC
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Compliance, BSA Certification
    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:

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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.


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.