Risk Management Institute - Virtual


Jun 27 - Jun 29, 2022

Risk Management Institute - Virtual

In today’s community bank, the concept of risk and managing the bank’s exposure to risk is continually top-of-mind. Designed exclusively for community bankers, the ICBA Risk Management Institute offers participants an opportunity to enrich and affirm important knowledge of risk components influencing a community bank’s function and soundness.

Minimizing risk to maximize potential is a vital initiative for every community bank. This certification program focuses on strategies surrounding bank governance, credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, compliance risk, and legal risk.   

The program also includes comprehensive dialogue bringing all the risk elements together to discuss the necessary elements for a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) framework. 

To earn the ICBA Risk Management certification, participants must successfully complete: 

The Risk Management Pre-Course Assignment 

  • Attend the entire institute program
  • Successfully pass the certification examinations

Risk Management Institute Curriculum: 

Pre-Course Assignment: Laying the Foundation of Risk Management 

All institute participants must complete this assignment prior to the live instruction days. This assignment will be delivered electronically to all registrants in advance of the program. Participants should bring their completed assignment to class. The assignment will include: 

Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management 

  • Governance and Oversight 
  • Control Framework 
  • Risk Identification, Evaluation, Mitigation and Monitoring 
  • Risk Policies, Procedures, Limits and Reporting

All times stated are Central Time.

Monday, June 27

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concepts

  • Interest Rate Risk

  • Liquidity Risk

  • Credit Risk

Tuesday, June 28

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Exam #1 (For certification exam takers only) 

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Operational Risk

  • Employment Risk

  • Compliance Risk & Legal Risk

Wednesday, June 29

9:00 a.m.–Noon

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM),

  • Application of Risk Categories to Community Banks, Practical Strategies for Risk Mitigation and Risk Management Success

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Exam (For certification exam takers only)

ICBA Member: $1,395 (with testing fee $1,595)
Nonmember: $1,795 (with testing fee $2,095) 
Nonbanker: $2,195 (with testing fee $2,595) 

Certification Testing Fees:
ICBA Member: $200
Non-Member: $300
Non-Banker: $400

NOTE: Registration fee is valid for one connection, only for the individual registered. Full payment is required prior to attendance.  For more information, call 800-422-7285. 

This event will be offered virtually via livestream. Upon registration the individual who registered will receive an email with technical requirements and instructions to participate.


Risk Management Certification (CCBRS)

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Designation: Certified Community Bank Risk Specialist (CCBRS)

Requirement: Attend Risk Management Institute; obtain (15) Continuing Professional Education credits every two years thereafter.

Participants of ICBA's new Risk Management Institute will enrich and affirm their knowledge of the risk components that influence a bank’s function and soundness.

This new certification program focuses on strategies surrounding bank governance, credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, compliance risk, and legal risk. The program includes comprehensive dialogue that brings all risk elements together to reveal the necessary components of a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) framework.

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Susan Sabo



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Dustin R. Morris, CPA



Who should attend:  Community bank risk managers or closely-related functions. The responsibility of risk management may fall upon multiple functional areas of a community bank and therefore this program is recommended for all community bankers responsible for the management of overall bank risk: senior management, risk analysts, risk specialists, auditors, compliance officers, general counsel, and more. Risk management experience preferred.
Prerequisites: No previous experience or training required
Advanced Preparation: Recommended - Complete complimentary online course sent upon registration
Program Level: Intermediate 
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Printable Registration Form

If registration is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event start date, you will receive a full refund. If cancellation is within 30 days prior to the event start date, 20 percent of the registration fee paid will be deducted for costs. A substitute registration will be accepted. No refunds will be issued once the bank has received event materials or after the event start date.

Attendance at all ICBA programs will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If the program is cancelled, ICBA’s liability is limited to the registration fee. For additional questions contact ICBA at 800-422-7285.

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