Education & Training


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.




2015 Compliance
With all of the uncertainty and potential chaos, compliance programs need to move up a level to keep institutions out of trouble. CBA's first seminar of 2015 will do just that.

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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.


2015 Loan Portfolio Management
This highly interactive training program is designed to provide participants with an array of ideas, tools and techniques to help you better manage and grow your loan portfolio

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The key to success in 2015 and beyond

In an increasingly competitive environment, it is critical for bankers to be able to recognize opportunities among both new and existing customers. Prudent and profitable lending also requires sound skills and solid judgment in assessing potential borrower risk.


2015 Call Report Preparation
During this comprehensive seminar, we will review each schedule of the quarterly call report with emphasis on the extensive 2014-2015 revisions, accounting changes and regulatory guidance with particular attention to the new RC-R schedules.

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Beginning in March, 2015 all banks, regardless of size, will have to complete a new RC-R schedule on risk based capital incorporating changes under the Basel III rule.  All call report filers must permanently opt in or opt out of the inclusion of accumulated other comprehensive income in capital ratios with the first filing in 2015.  


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:


2015 HMDA Review and Update
Time to "scrub" your HMDA data!

Most HMDA-reporting banks spend considerable time in January and February “scrubbing” HMDA data before the March 1st submission date. This webinar is designed to get your scrubbers ready for the job.


Information Security Basics: Board of Director’s Edition
Examiners are tired of seeing that "the board doesn't get it".

This webinar will help you increase board awareness of their responsibilities regarding cyber security, including a break down of your Information Security Program in bite-sized pieces.


GLBA Review & Update
Top GLBA - 16 Years Later & Going Strong: Do You Know What It Takes to Meet Today's Regulatory Compliance?

The privacy and safeguarding of customer information requirements of GLBA continue to evolve and remain front and center. This webinar provides an overview of the core requirements, insights into FFIEC expectations and more.


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

These courses offer the greatest flexibility in skill-building and practical application as they are independent study and include real-life practice scenarios.  Self-paced online training courses offer:

  • Rich graphics and interactivities in mobile-ready courses
  • Frequent self-checks to measure comprehension
  • Built-in-tools and job aids to support ongoing learning

ABA Diplomas and Certificates

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


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?