This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, gather site analytics and activity, track shopping cart contents, and deliver relevant marketing information.
View our privacy policy and manage your settings here. By using our site you agree to these terms.

Introduction to Trust Administration

Provides an overview of trust administration for personal trusts and is designed to help new trust professionals identify key issues and use common trust terminology appropriately. It covers trust basics, including requirements to create a trust and common types of personal trusts; account acceptance and termination considerations; and factors to consider before making discretionary distributions.

Updated: January 2018
Reviewed: April 2019 (no changes necessary)

What You'll Learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain how property ownership impacts trusts
  • Explain basic trust concepts and terminology
  • Discuss personal trusts
  • Describe account acceptance and termination procedures
  • Explain the considerations for discretionary distributions


Trust department and other bank staff who are new to the trust business and want to develop a basic working knowledge of trust administration. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.

Course Credits

ABA Professional Certifications: 2.0 CCTS​, CSOP, CTFA​​​​

ABA Certificates: This course applies to the ABA Certificate in Trust: Foundational​.

​Questions? Please contact for more information.



Purchase for a Team
To license this course to your bank for multiple learners, please contact ABA Training.​


 Related Training