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Provider Instructions

ABA Professional Certifications works with several organizations that submit training programs for review and approval of CE credits, which are awarded if the program relates to one or more job domains on a certification’s exam outline. Credit is based on a standard 50-minute credit hour.

Please ensure that all programs submitted apply to the exam outline of the Certification for which you are applying as program review fees are non-refundable.

Conferences will not be reviewed more than 90 days prior to an event.

Note: We will be limiting conference credits for virtual events where concurrent sessions are offered. CE credit will be capped to the credit available for the live event and not include recorded sessions completed at a later time

View CE Provider FAQs

Provider Submission

  • Click on the appropriate fee below-create or log into your Shopping Cart account to submit your credit card payment and program title. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email (this will act as your invoice).
  • Choose Upload Program Materials from your confirmation email OR log into your Certification App Manager portal and click Upload Program Materials from the dashboard.
  • Enter program information using copy and paste when possible. Upload any additional documents required for the review process.
  • Click Submit and wait for page to refresh. Click on the words, Mark Complete to the right of your program title to finalize your program submission.  
Provider Type2 Hr. Max Program1 Day Live Program or 2.25-8 Hr. Online Max2 Day Live Program or 8.25-16 Hr. Online Max3 or More Day Live Program or 16.25 or More Hrs. Online Max
Continuing Education Training Provider$200$250$350$500
State Bankers Association$100$125$175$250

Note: Approval for a Live event may not extend to a recorded, live streaming or on-demand version of the same program. If program is being offered in more than one delivery mode, contact [email protected] to obtain information on the cost.

Provider Responsibilities

Once a program has been approved for continuing education (CE) credit by ABA Professional Certifications, program providers are required to:

  • Communicate the amount of credit approved to all attendees
  • Verify an attendee's participation in a program upon their request for up to 3 years after the program
  • Provide attendees with a certificate of completion. Certificate of completion can be in any JPG or PDF format and must contain:
    • Name of participant
    • Name of sponsor
    • Name of program
    • Date of program
    • Nature of program (webinar, school, conference)
    • CE Credits awarded

Approval Statements

CE Providers should use the following language to promote CE credit approval:

"ABA Professional Certifications is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics within the financial services industry. [The title of program] has been approved for [number of credits/certification] credits. This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor." Certification holders must report these credits at aba.csod.com."

For programs that have been submitted, but not yet approved, the following language may be used:

"[The title of program] has been submitted to ABA Professional Certifications for CE credit review and is pending approval. Once we receive notification of the credit approval, we will notify attendees." 

(This information is also provided on the approval letter.)

Please note: Any other use of the American Bankers Association (ABA) name and logo is strictly prohibited.