Professional Certification from ABA Institute of Certified Bankers

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Demonstrate your commitment.

In the highly competitive world of financial services, you need the knowledge and skills that will make you indispensable to your organization. Earning and maintaining a professional certification is not only an excellent way to obtain that level of proficiency, it's also a visible reminder of your dedication to developing your career. No certification programs are more rigorous -- or more respected than those developed by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers. Take the initiative and improve your competitive edge.

Four ways certification benefits you:

  • Demonstrates commitment to your profession
  • Validates your competence in important skill and knowledge areas
  • Sends a positive message about your initiative
  • Makes you a more marketable professional

Four ways certification helps your bank:

  • Demonstrates that you are up to date on industry laws and regulations, as well as on important job knowledge and skills
  • Creates a trackable benchmark for your development
  • Provides an objective measure of competence for many job functions
  • Shows customers your bank's dedication to superior service

Get started on the path to career mastery by clicking on the boxes below for more information about:

  • Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS)
  • Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP)
  • Certified Financial Services Security Professional (CFSSP)
  • Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP)
  • Certified Lender Business Banker (CLBB)
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
  • Certified Retirement Services Professional (CRSP)
  • Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP)
  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)


Retail & Business Banking
Compliance and
Risk Management
Wealth Management and Trust

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American Trust Center places tremendous value on ICB certifications. We presently have six CTFAs and three CRSPs on staff, and we have four additional employees pursuing certification. We are strongly committed to ensuring that our clients are working with the most experienced, qualified, and ethical trust officers in our region. ICB certifications are a vital component of that commitment

Russell D. Schank, CTFA
Senior Vice President
American Trust Center