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Certified Community Bank Director's Program
Southern Methodist University
November 8 – 10, 2023
The Certified Community Bank Director's Program addresses all areas of bank
directorship - from duties and responsibilities to the essentials of bank finance. The Certified
Community Bank Director credential (CCBD) is administered by the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB)
Foundation. This industry-recognized credentialing is designed to educate, inform, and inspire community
bank directors to be strategic thinkers and servant leaders.
The Certified Community Bank Director's Program offers the following value proposition:
Subject matter and instruction will be relevant and timely with an emphasis on the most important
aspects of fulfilling a bank director’s fiduciary responsibilities.
Wednesday, November 8 – Friday, November 10, 2023
SMU Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University
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$1,395 per director
Please note that all directors must be registered and must attend all sessions to qualify for certification.
The CCBD program fee includes full breakfasts, lunch, and coffee breaks. Bank directors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel expenses.
For hotel reservations at The Lumen, please call the hotel at 214-219-2400 and ask for the group rate.
Requirements for Certification
The Certified Community Bank Director's designation (CCBD®) is administered by the SW Graduate
School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation. 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, including addressing what is expected of them
by regulators, examiners and shareholders. Upon completion of the requirements outlined here,
participants will be awarded a certificate, with license to use the CCBD credential.
"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
To fulfill the requirements for the Certified Community Bank Director's (CCBD) designation, an individual must complete ALL of the following:
- Attend the three-day Certified Community Bank Director's Program presented by SWGSB on the SMU campus.
- Attend an Assembly for Bank Directors (ABD) program in the fall or winter session.
A formal request must be made by the individual for the CCBD designation after
completing the requirements outlined above. This includes verifying
attendance at the CCBD program and an Assembly.
Requirements for Recertification
To maintain the CCBD designation, an individual must attend an Assembly for Bank Directors
program within three years.
Additional Certification Benefits
Once certified, the bank director will qualify to attend continuing education courses delivered
every year at the SW Graduate School of Banking at SMU, for an additional cost. These elective classes will be offered
every year during the first week of the SW Graduate School of Banking.