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ABA Trust School – Foundational

Sept. 22-27, 2019 • Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA

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The ABA Foundational Trust School offers a state-of-the-art, performance-based curriculum, designed and delivered by a prestigious group of trust professionals, including prominent bankers, attorneys, and industry experts. In addition, students have the opportunity to build a nationwide network of peers and industry leaders - a vital resource for years to come.

Over five days, students receive a solid foundation in the technical skills and knowledge required in the fiduciary and trust, investment, financial planning, tax, and ethics industries, including the latest strategies in:

  • Account Administration
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Tax & Estate Planning
  • Investment Management

Students who complete this school earn the ABA Foundational Trust certificate.

Pre-Session Work

Prior to attending the Foundational Trust School, September 23 – 28, 2018, students must complete two self-paced online courses, “Introduction to Trust Administration” and “Introduction to Investment Management”. You will automatically be enrolled in these courses after you have registered for the school, as they are included in your registration fee.

Average completion time for the Trust Administration course is 2.5 hours, and for the Investment Management course is 4 hours (based on background and experience).

Both courses must be completed before arriving at Emory, and are required as part of the curriculum.

​Questions? Please contact Jon Alenik for more information.


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 Online Option


The ABA Foundational Trust certificate may also be earned online with a series of self-paced courses.