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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.

Live programs will not be reviewed more than 90 days prior to an event. Please forward the most current event information with your approval request.

Provider Application

  • 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).
  • Submit a completed CE Review Form along with supporting documents to [email protected] (i.e. timed agenda, objectives, brief session descriptions, power point presentation if given and speaker bios).
 1 Day Program2 Day Program 3 or More Day Program
Continuing Education Provider$150$200$300
State Bankers Association$75$100$150

Note: Approval for a Live event does not extend to a recorded, live streaming or OnDemand version of the same program. Contact [email protected] to obtain information on the cost associated with approval of this delivery mode.

CE Provider Fees Effective January 1, 2020

Provider Type2 Hr Live Program
1 Day Program2 Day Program3 or More Day Program
CE Training Provider$200$250$350$500
State Bankers Association$100$125$175$250

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/participants.
  • Verify an attendee's participation in a program upon their request for up to 3 years after the program
  • Provide attendee with a certificate of completion/attendance

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/participants."

External Training Providers-Live events must not be submitted more than 60 days prior to the event. Live programs will not be reviewed prior to the 60 day timeframe due to unplanned changes in session content, duration and/or speakers. It is important to submit accurate and up-to-date information-NEW

(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.