Training & Certification for Bankers


Bankers have plenty of options for training and certification, although most banks' minimum educational requirement for employment is a high school diploma. Many banks only hire tellers with some college-level financial credits. U.S. law requires bankers involved with mortgage lending to be licensed by the American Bankers Association.


  • Most colleges offer some level of financial management coursework that is attractive to hiring managers at banks. A common degree held by bank tellers is the associate of science in finance and banking, also generally available as a bachelor's degree.

American Bankers Association

  • The American Bankers Association and American Institute of Banking partner to offer professional development training, diplomas and certificates. These include Bank Marketing Certification, AIB Bank Service Provider Certificate, Small Business Banking Certificate and Retail Branch Management.

Banker's Academy

  • Banker's Academy Certification is offered in a variety of specializations. They include Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Customer Service Representative (CCSR) and Certified Personal Banker (CPB).


  • Classes commonly involved in banking training and certification include accounting, budget planning, statement analysis, acquisitions advisory, financial planning and banking business management. Certifications might include banking principals based on country and currency, and mastering the Code of Conduct for Money Service Businesses or Credit Unions.

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