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ACE College Credits for ABA Online Courses

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has recommended college credit for the ABA online courses listed below that were completed by September 30, 2017. Courses completed after that date are not eligible for ACE college credit recommendations.

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at


ACE Course Codes ABA Online Course ACE Credit Recommendation
0161 Analyzing Financial Statements In the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration, Banking, Finance or Financial Statement Analysis
081 Bank Management* In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Banking, Business Administration, Finance, or Management
0162 Commercial Lending In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration or Finance
0163 Consumer Lending In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Banking, Business Administration or Finance
0167 General Accounting In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Introduction to Financial Accounting or Principles of Accounting
0172 Money and Banking In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Banking

*Bank Management consists of the following courses combined: Analyzing Bank Performance; Managing Interest Rate Risk; Managing Funding, Liquidity and Capital; and, Managing the Bank's Investment Portfolio. These courses receive ACE credit recommendations for courses with start dates on or after January 2015.​


These recommendations apply to current sessions of these courses, and are retroactive to the fall of 1999, unless otherwise noted. These recommendations do not guarantee you college credit. The final decision is up to each college or university. You need to check directly with the college or university where you want to enroll to obtain information about their current policy.

Courses that have been approved for ACE College Credit Recommendations may also be eligible for CPE credits. Each state accountancy board makes the determination of whether to accept courses with ACE credits. Each unit of college credit equals the following CPE credits: Semester System 15 credits. So, an ABA online course that has been recommended for 3 ACE credits could also provide you with up to 45 CPE credits.

ACE/CREDIT Transcript Service

For the benefit of our students, the American Bankers Association participates in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Transcript Service. The ACE Transcript Service offers a lifelong record for students who have successfully completed our courses that have been reviewed by ACE CREDIT. This service enables adult learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service website.

If you are interested in the ACE transcript service to apply for college credit, you will need to register with ACE at (if you haven't already registered with them).

Once you have successfully completed the course, you can then register the course at the site above and it will be added to your transcript. To register this course at the ACE site, please type American Bankers Association in the field "Organization Name". This will pull all of our courses and you can then select your course title.

ACE will notify you by email when your official ACE Transcript is updated and available to you. ACE's email will prompt you to visit their online transcript site to activate, view, and order a transcript to go to the destination of your choice.

For more information on the ACE Credit Recommendation Service, visit the ACE CREDIT website.

There is no cost for using this registration site. Throughout the registration process, you will be notified by e-mail whenever one of your requests has been approved or denied. When all your requests have been resolved and you've received approval(s), you will be notified again by e-mail and given a link to the ACE Online Transcript System. Using the Online Transcript System, you can once again view your complete file, change your address if necessary, and then order your first ACE Transcript. At that time, you will need to pay the one-time fee of $20 to activate your ACE Transcript account. The $20 fee includes your first transcript.​​

​Questions? Please contact for more information.

 ACE Colleges & Universities


View the list of colleges and universities that currently accept ACE credit recommendations.

For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website.