ICBA’s Community Banker University Offers Digital Badging for Certification Holders


Washington, D.C. (Nov. 4, 2019)—Community Banker University®, the education division of the Independent Community Bankers of America®, announced a new digital badging benefit for its certification holders. Offered through the Credly Acclaim platform, this program enhancement gives community bankers a visible and verifiable way to showcase their achievements and position themselves for career advancement within their organization. When considering candidates for a position, community banks can also look for the badge as confirmation that an applicant has demonstrated mastery of a specific discipline or skillset.


“With more learning, networking and hiring taking place digitally, we saw an incredible opportunity to provide community bankers with an online distinction that will help them elevate their careers within this great industry,” said ICBA Group Executive Vice President Lindsay LaNore. “As innovative leaders in community bank education, Community Banker University is always looking for new ways to further differentiate and promote community bankers in the financial services marketplace.”


The tamper-proof badges contain metadata noting the certification holder’s qualifications and credentials, and are suitable for display in email signatures, staff directories, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


Community Banker University offers nine certification programs in the fields of auditing, bank security, BSA/AML, compliance, consumer and commercial lending, credit analysis, information technology and risk management, which are accredited by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.


“At Community Spirit Bank, we value our staff members and encourage their continued education, which enhances their ability to serve our customers in ways that only a community bank can,” says President and CEO Brad Bolton, who also chairs ICBA’s Education Committee. “We’re pleased to support employee professional development and to recognize their achievements with this mark of distinction.”


About Community Banker University

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. By partnering with the industry’s finest educational leaders and presenting a comprehensive curriculum using a variety of delivery channels to meet every need and budget, Community Banker University is educating, empowering and inspiring the community banking leaders of today and tomorrow.  

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.