CBA Offers a Variety of Educational and Training Offerings

The California Bankers Association provides our members with the educational offerings and conferences necessary to grow their businesses and to keep them profitable. One of the best investments any bank can make is in the ongoing education and training of its employees.

CBA has had a long-standing commitment to providing its members with timely, high quality, cost-effective learning. In 2005 we became your local American Bankers Association (ABA) training provider, and now offer the entire American Institute of Banking (AIB) continuing education curriculum.

Through a comprehensive program of conferences, banking schools, teleconferences, on-line courses, and seminars offered in flexible delivery formats, CBA can help bankers at every level develop their professional and technical skills, from entry level through executive management.




FDIC Community Bankers Seminar Series: Bank Capital Adequacy under Basel III
San Francisco Bay Area, April 14, 2015

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Chief financial officers, controllers, treasurers and preparers of the Report of Condition and Income should not miss this informative half-day seminar.

California Bankers Association and the FDIC are committed to educating bankers on emerging regulatory issues as well as providing a regulatory insight on bank examination topics. 

With the implementation of Basel III capital this year, the FDIC has had numerous questions from the industry on the new requirements and also on the intricacies of filing March 31, 2015, Call Reports. Because of this, the FDIC will provide detailed training for community bankers on Basel III implementation and Call Report requirements.  


2015 ABA Compliance Schools
CBA Members Receive Discounted Rate

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We have partnered with the American Bankers Association to offer you two great options for compliance schools in 2015. CBA members can register using the special forms located under the “Resources” tab and receive ABA member rates!


2015 Compliance
Take your compliance program to the next level amidst the uncertainty and potential chaos of 2015

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No risk facing U.S. banks today is more significant than regulatory compliance, and there is no reason to expect that the regulatory compliance risk will lessen anytime soon.


Customized Onsite Training
Onsite Programs for Management and Professional Development

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Let CBA Bring the Classroom to You!

CBA’s offsite seminars are excellent opportunities to stay current on trends and topics in the banking industry, and network with colleagues. However, these educational opportunities are not always feasible as travel expenses and time away from the office often limit who can attend an offsite seminar.

Private, customized, onsite training is the perfect option for banks that need a cost-effective way to train a large number of employees at once on a number of topics such as:


Webinars, Webcasts, Telebriefings and On Demand Seminars are a cost-effective and time-efficient way to maximize your training dollars.

If you would like further details on any of these programs, don’t hesitate to call Corbett Cutts at (916) 438-4428 or email

CBA currently partners with two webinar providers:


Loan Doc, Part 2
Lien Perfection: Getting it Right

This three-part series provides 6 hours of training for all your lenders and support staff. Session 1 provides an overview the basics, session 2 covers lien perfection and session 3 reviews collateral files.


Marketing & Advertising Compliance – The First UDAAP Hotspot
If you read the first CFPB enforcement action carefully, it's clear what is being targeted: sales and marketing practices. Now more importantly than ever is the time to learn from others' mistakes, even if you're not subject to the Bureau's oversight.

With everything going on in the financial services industry, more than ever it is important that your advertising and marketing efforts are effective. Regulator and examiner attention to your advertising and marketing efforts is at an all-time high. Advertising is being looked at in a different way than ever before.


Business Continuity Planning: Regulations & Examiner Expectations
Session 1 will help you develop and implement a comprehensive BCP that will significantly reduce operating risks.

Having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a regulatory requirement. It presents special concerns for the Security Officer — who often also serves as the BCP coordinator. 


ABA Training

ABA Training is a comprehensive source for training and education available through the American Bankers Association (ABA) or previously through the American Institute of Banking (AIB). All AIB courses, certificates, diplomas and more are now part of ABA Training, and are brought to you through the California Bankers Association, your local ABA training provider.


Facilitated Online Training Courses

These courses are available in a virtual classroom environment, complete with fellow students, instructor guidance and feedback. Facilitated online training courses offer banking-specific content supported by:

  • Experienced instructors with banking expertise
  • Exercises and exams to validate your understanding
  • A flexible weekly schedule with no set day or time

ABA Self-Paced Online Training Courses

In partnership with the ABA, CBA offers you high-quality education in a convenient online format to suit your schedule and career goals. ABA’s self-paced online course library offers cost-effective banking, business, and trust courses that deliver and skills and concepts that can be immediately applied on the job. 

ABA eLearning provides enhanced training support with tools like our unique, role-based training roadmaps that guide users through a proven training path; blended learning extensions that enable immediate facilitated practice and application of learning in a classroom environment; and world-class implementation support that ensures the success of your training program.

ABA offers more than 190 eLearning courses in the following content areas. They take between 2 – 8 hours to complete including a short test at the end of the course. Courses can be purchased one at a time for individual use or through CBA banks can purchase a License to access a single course, a suite, or the catalog for their bank’s use. And many of these courses also link to ABA Certificates and Diplomas.


ABA Certificates and Diplomas

For more than 100 years, bankers have taken advantage of ABA (and previously AIB) diploma and certificate programs to prepare for careers in banking or to enhance the skills and knowledge they already possess. 

ABA Certificates:

Certificates build the skills necessary for a specific position in the bank and can be taken entirely online as a certificate curriculum. 

Bank Service Provider Certificate
Bank Teller Certificate 
Branch Manager Certificate 
Certificate in Lending Compliance
Certificate in Commercial Lending
Customer Service Representative
Personal Banker Certificate
Small Business Banker Certificate
Supervisor Certificate 
Team Leader Certificate
Universal Banker Certificate *NEW*

ABA Diplomas:

Diplomas provide broader and more in-depth coverage of banking as a profession. The programs are continually reevaluated and refined to reflect the current needs of bankers in their jobs today and changes in the industry.

Bank Financial Management 
Bank Operations Diploma  
Business Banking and Commercial Lending Diploma 
Consumer Banking Diploma
General Banking Diploma
Military Banking Operations Diploma 


2015 Safety & Soundness
Hear what the CA DBO, the OCC, the FRB and the FDIC have to say!

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With the recent banking crisis still fresh in our minds, what the regulators are suggesting as it relates to avoiding another crisis is a chief concern of many banks. Moving towards a “dynamic” risk management procedure was a significant challenge in 2015, but what is on the horizon for 2016?