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Maintain the CLBB

To maintain your Certified Lender Business Banker (CLBB) in good standing, the following are required:

  • Complete and report 30 continuing education (CE) credits every three years;
  • Pay the annual certification renewal fee;
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics.

 Continuing Education


Coursework completed prior to achieving the certification is not eligible for CE credit.

​Continuing education (CE) programs do not require pre-approval by ABA. However, a continuing educational program must relate to one or more knowledge areas that were covered on the CLBB examination.

Programs that Qualify for Credit

Calculating Continuing Education Credits

To calculate your CE credits, divide the number of instructional minutes by 50. Fifty (50) minutes of instruction equals one (1) credit. Round up this number to the nearest quarter hour. Do not include breaks or meal functions; motivational speeches; business meetings; introductory remarks; non-guided, unstructured group discussions; or award presentations or receptions.

Carry-over Credits

If you earn excess CE credits over the course of your 3-year CE cycle, ABA will automatically carry over to the next CE cycle up to 10 credits (1/3 of total requirement).

Carry-over credit is a benefit only available to those holders who report their CE by the cycle due date. These credits are added in March following the close of the CE cycle.

How Do I Report My CE Credits?

Please enter your continuing education credits in the ABA Certification Manager.


 Renewal Fee


A CLBB Renewal Fee is assessed annually once certification has been granted. A discount is applied to a certification holder who holds more than one certification. Group discounts are not available. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Certification Renewal Fee $199
Two ABA Certifications​ ​15% Discount
​Three or More ABA Certifications 30% Discount

Renewal notices are sent in October for the renewal due date of January 31.



 Code of Ethics


ABA recognizes the importance of promulgating a code of ethics that emphasizes the conduct, competency, knowledge, professionalism, integrity, objectivity, and responsibility of each person qualifying as a candidate for certification.

Certified professionals must adhere to the outlined Professional Code of Ethics.


​Questions? Please contact ABA Certifications for more information.


 Important Note


Please note that ABA no longer offers the CLBB Examination. ABA continues to support the CLBB professional certification here for those who have already earned the CLBB and continue to maintain it.


 How-to Webinar


Listen to a free recorded webinar to better understand how to manage your certification, and report and track your credits in the Certification Manager.