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Certified Community Bank Director's Program
Hosted on Zoom
Virtual, Online Program
October 21 – 23, 2020

Certified Community Bank Director's (CCBD) Program
Virtual, Online Program
Hosted on Zoom, Fall 2020

The Certified Community Bank Director's Program has been created to address all areas of bank directorship - from duties and responsibilities to the essentials of bank finance. The Certified Community Bank Director designation (CCBD) is a collaboration of and administered by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) Education Foundation and the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation (SWGSB). This certification covers not only the regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities of bank directors, but also board structures and processes. In addition, the program focuses on what makes boards and directors effective as well as what is expected of them by regulators, examiners and shareholders.

The Certified Community Bank Director's Program offers two dynamic tracks, to be offered "virtually" online via Zoom technology:

Level 1 addresses the most required skills needed by directors today. It is suitable for new as well as experienced directors wanting to be certified on core director responsibilities.

Level 2 has just been introduced for those directors who have completed Level 1 (or equivalent) and are ready to drill down into additional areas the modern director needs to master.

Wednesday, October 21 – Friday, October 23, 2020
Virtual, Online Program
Presented "live" on Zoom and recorded for a self-paced learning option

$695 per director*
*This is a significant discount for the virtual session and represents a great value.
Please note that all directors must be registered and attend all Zoom sessions or watch the recorded session to qualify for certification.

"I am a brand new board member. I cannot tell you how incredibly important this Certified Community Bank Director's program is to me. I have learned so much!"
- Tawnya Henry, Advisory Director, Western Bank of Clovis

The CCBD Program fee includes all online program materials, instruction, and 24/7 access to recorded Zoom presentations.

Requirements for Certification

The Certified Community Bank Director's designation (CCBD®) is a collaboration of and administered by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) Education Foundation and the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation (SWGSB). This certification covers not only the regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities of bank directors, but also board structures and processes. In addition, the program focuses on what makes boards and directors effective as well as what is expected of them by regulators, examiners and shareholders. Upon completion of the requirements outlined here, participants will be awarded a certificate and be allowed to use the CCBD designation.

To fulfill the requirements for the Certified Community Bank Director's (CCBD) designation, an individual must complete ALL of the following:

  • Attend the Certified Community Bank Director's Program presented by IBAT and SWGSB. Equivalent programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Complete an additional 10 to 12 hours of director education and present proof of attendance. One Assembly for Bank Directors conducted by SWGSB would meet this requirement. All other courses and programs will be evaluated and accredited at the discretion of IBAT and SWGSB.
  • Submit a signed code of conduct developed by the sponsoring organizations affirming the commitment to uphold the highest standards of professional conduct.

A formal request must be made by the individual for the CCBD designation after completing the requirements outlined above. This includes submitting proof of attendance of courses conducted by IBAT, SWGSB and other organizations.

Requirements for Recertification

To maintain the CCBD designation, an individual must attend 10 to 12 hours of continuing director education over two years. One Assembly attended over the two-year period would satisfy this requirement. Course offerings administered by other providers will be evaluated and counted toward the recertification requirement (if approved) with proof of attendance and program agenda.