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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2020 Budget Planner

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Resources and Planning

The Compliance Vault

The ICBA Compliance Vault is now available as a member benefit to all ICBA members.

The Compliance Vault is a reliable search tool that helps you find answers to your regulatory compliance questions, with access to over 2,500 Q&As, select online courses, and documents. Find up-to-date answers about topics from across the compliance spectrum.
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Start Planning Your 2020 Professional Development

  • Available Now! Bank Director Video Series 
  • 2020 Live Events Calendar

Full Calendar of Events

Explore Our Programs

ICBA Certification

Bank Director Program

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Upcoming Training


    ICBA Member: $695 *Price Before July 17
    ICBA Member: $795 *Price After July 17
    Nonmembers: $895
    Bank Director Program Participants: $495



    August 17 - August 18, 2020
    August 18, 2020
    CFO Forum - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Featured on Homepage, Bank Director Program, Operations, Executive C-Suite Training, Director
    Minneapolis, MN

    ICBA Member: $595 *Prior to July 20
    ICBA Member: $695 *After July 20 
    Nonmember: $795 
    Nonbankers: $1,195
    Bank Director Program Participants: $495

    August 19 - August 20, 2020
    August 20, 2020
    Community Bank Human Resources Seminar - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Operations, Human Resources, Featured on Homepage, Executive C-Suite Training, Director, Bank Director Program
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Members: $199
    Non-Members: $299
    August 20 - August 20, 2020
    August 20, 2020
    Webinar: Organizational Structures to Enhance Shareholder Value
    Event Type: Webinar
    Leadership Development, ICBA Webinar, Executive C-Suite Training, Director
    Related Products/Events
    Organizational Structures to Enhance Shareholder Value
    Product Type: Webinar On Demand MP4 Download | DVD
    ICBA Members: $219
    Non-Members: $319
    ICBA Member: $1,995*
    Non-Member: $2,595*
    Nonbanker: $3,495*
    *Testing fee not included
    August 23 - August 28, 2020
    August 28, 2020
    Commercial Lending Institute* - MO
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Lending Certification, Lending, Executive C-Suite Training
    St. Louis, MO
    ICBA Members: $199
    Non-Members: $299
    August 25 - August 25, 2020
    August 25, 2020
    Webinar: Opening and Maintaining IRAs
    Event Type: Webinar
    Teller, Technology, Security, Payments, Operations, Marketing, Lending, Leadership Development, ICBA Webinar, Executive C-Suite Training, Director, Compliance, Auditing
    Related Products/Events
    Opening and Maintaining IRAs
    Product Type: Webinar On Demand MP4 Download | DVD
    ICBA Members: $219
    Non-Members: $319
    ICBA Member: $595 *Prior to August 10
    ICBA Member: $695 *After August 10
    Nonmember: $795
    Nonbanker: $1,195
    September 10 - September 11, 2020
    September 11, 2020
    Information Systems Auditing Workshop - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Technology, Featured on Homepage, Cybersecurity, 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.