To maintain your CBT in good standing, you must adhere to ICB's Professional Code of Ethics, pay an annual fee, and complete six (6) credits of continuing education every three (3) years. You are allowed to carry over up to two (2) credits per three-year cycle. The following list is intended to give you an idea of the types of continuing education ICB approves for post exam continuing education credit.
As you look for activities to fulfill your continuing education requirements, please remember that it is not necessary to have ICB review courses or programs that you are considering. To determine whether a course is eligible for continuing education credit, refer to the CBT examination outline. If the program you are considering includes content that relates to the items detailed in the exam outline, it qualifies for continuing education credit. Fifty (50) minutes of instruction equals one (1) credit.
ABA continuing education opportunities
Additional CE resources
- State Bankers Association Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Etc.: Programs sponsored by your state bankers association qualify for CE credit, provided that they address the knowledge areas for your certification.
- Other Professionally-Delivered Training Programs: Training programs that cover applicable knowledge areas can provide you with CE credit.
- College Courses: Undergraduate or graduate courses that are relevant to your designation can qualify for CE credit.
- Distance Learning: Relevant courses or training via the Internet, your organization's Intranet, cd-rom, DVD, audio or video tapes, or satellite conferencing are eligible for CE credits.
- Internal Training Programs: Training conducted by your bank or by vendors who provide support for your bank's products and services may be considered for CE credit as long as they relate to the knowledge areas for your designation.
How do I know if an activity has received ICB approval?
Many programs list ICB continuing education credit information directly in their promotional and/or course materials. Check with your own internal training coordinator to determine if any internal training programs have been approved for ICB continuing education credit. ICB members who wish to submit programs to ICB for review and approval should use the Continuing Education Provider Application and submit the required information via fax or mail. The review period for all programs is approximately four weeks and you will be notified in writing of the outcome once the review is complete. The Continuing Education Provider Application is available in two formats: Word 2007 Version or PDF Form Version.
How do I document the continuing education that I have completed?
Please enter your continuing education credits online by way of the password-protected "Member Services" web pages.
We suggest that you retain the original registration and completion documentation in your files in case you need to report the same information to support CE reporting you may need for other professional designations. In addition, this will ensure that you are prepared in the event that ICB should find it necessary to audit your records.
You must accumulate the designated number of CE credits every three (3) years. If you fail to earn those credits in a given three-year cycle, it may result in your membership status being suspended and/or decertification.