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ABA: The American Bankers Association

Maintaining Your Certification

Basic Requirements

There are three requirements to maintain your certification:

  1. Continuing Education — Each certification has a three year period in which to earn and report credits by January 31. Find specific requirements below.
  2. Ethical Conduct — Adherence to the Professional Code of Ethics.
  3. Annual Fee — A fee is assessed annually, once certification has been granted.

Continuing Education Requirements for Your Certifications

Annual Fee Due Dates

Your annual fee due date is based upon when you earned your Certification:

Date EarnedFee NoticeDue Date
Prior to September 1 of the current yearOctoberJanuary 31
Between September 1 and December 31 of the current year
FebruaryMarch 31

Useful Links

Certification Manager

Track and report CE credits, and more.

Contact Certifications

Request help with ABA's professional designations

Keep Me Informed

Get information on upcoming webinars, deadlines, and other developments for Certification.