Certified Community Bank Director’s Program (CCBD)

Outstanding education for bank directors.

The CCBD Program covers a wide range of topics, from duties and responsibilities to the essentials of bank finance.

This industry-recognized credential is designed to educate, inform, and inspire community directors to be exceptional banking leaders. Subject matter and instruction are relevant, timely, and emphasize the most important aspects of a bank director’s fiduciary responsibilities.

Program Details

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Location Details

SWGSB at SMU Cox School of Business


October 21–23, 2024



Fees include tuition, program materials, full breakfast, lunch, and coffee during breaks. Hotel and transportation accommodations are not included. A discounted group rate is available at The Lumen. For reservations, please call the hotel at 214-219-2400 and ask for the group rate.

Directors must be registered and attend all sessions to qualify for certification.

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Certification Requirements

Certification and credentialing for bank directors.

The CCBD designation is administered by SWGSB at SMU Cox. This certification covers the regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities of bank directors, as well as board structures and processes.

The program also focuses on what makes boards and directors effective, 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.

To fulfill the requirements for the CCBD designation, participants must complete ALL of the following:

  • Attend a three-day Level 1 CCBD Program on the SMU campus AND
  • Attend a three-day Level 2 CCBD Program on the SMU campus OR attend an Assembly for Bank Directors.

After completing the requirements outlined above, participants must make a formal request for the CCBD designation and verify attendance. Once participants have attended both Level 1 and Level 2 CCBD Programs, they can maintain the CCBD designation by attending at least one Assembly for Bank Directors every three years.

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 qualifies to attend continuing education courses delivered every year at SWGSB at SMU COX for an additional cost. These elective classes are offered during the first week of SW Graduate School of Banking courses.

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