IBA - Illinois Bankers Association

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Continuing Education

Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB)

The IBA has been approved by ICB as an Accredited Continuing Education Provider. As a nonprofit, independent corporation sponsored by the American Bankers Association, ICB’s mission is to promote excellence and professionalism in all parts of the industry. Many IBA programs offer continuing education credits that can be applied toward ICB certifications.

Persons interested in pursuing an ICB designation must meet specific educational requirements and have a minimum level of experience in the area offered for certification.

Areas of Certification

  • Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP)
  • Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS)
  • Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP)
  • Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP)
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
  • Certified Retirement Services Professional (CRSP)
  • Certified Securities Operation Professional (CSOP)
  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

For more information on ICB certifications, visit the ABA website or call

CPA Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
The IBA is recognized as a public accountant continuing professional education sponsor by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
The IBA is recognized as an HRCI Approved Provider through December 31, 2016.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The IBA is recognized as a SHRM Recertification Provider through December 23, 2017.

MCLE Board
The IBA is recognized as an Accredited CLE Provider by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois through June 30, 2016. Attorneys wanting to attend CLE courses but find the cost to be a financial hardship should see the Association’s Financial Hardship Policy PDF.

For more information, contact the IBA education department.