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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Upcoming Training

    ICBA Member: $1,295*
    Non-Member: $1,695*
    Nonbanker: $2,095*
    *Testing fee not included
    September 08 - September 11, 2019
    September 11, 2019
    Consumer Lending Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Lending Certification, Lending, Executive C-Suite Training
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $3,295 per week
    Nonmember: $3,995 per week
    Nonbanker: $4,195 per week
    *Testing fee not included
    September 08 - September 13, 2019
    September 13, 2019
    Audit Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Executive C-Suite Training, Auditing Certification, Auditing
    Minneapolis, MN
    ICBA Member: $1,295*
    Non-Member: $1,695*
    Nonbanker: $2,095* 
    *Testing fee not included
    September 15 - September 18, 2019
    September 18, 2019
    Bank Security Institute* - MN
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Featured on Homepage, Security, Operations, Executive C-Suite Training, Bank Security Certification
    Minneapolis, MN
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    ICBA Member: (prior to July 15) $595 / (after) $795
    Nonmember: (prior to July 15) $795 / (after) $995
    September 16 - September 17, 2019
    September 17, 2019
    2019 ICBA LEAD FWD Summit
    Event Type: Convention
    Leadership Development, Leadership Academy, LEAD FWD Summit
    The Summit focuses on moving the community banking industry forward with fast-paced workshops, new collaboration challenges, dynamic whiteboarding sessions with experts, bold keynote speakers, and more!
    New Orleans, LA
    ICBA Member: (prior to August 22) $595 / (after August 22) $695
    Nonmember: $795
    Nonbanker: $1,195
    September 19 - September 20, 2019
    September 20, 2019
    Information Systems Auditing Workshop
    Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
    Featured on Homepage, Technology, Auditing
    Minneapolis, MN

    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

    September 23 - September 26, 2019
    September 26, 2019
    Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference* - MN
    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
    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:

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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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*Maintenance Alert* On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, the Online Training Center will be unavailable to subscribers due to routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Service will resume on Oct. 2.

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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.