Illinois Bankers Association

Online Training

American Bankers Association

Online Training

ABA Training includes extensive learning opportunities suited to specific job roles. Online training delivers unmatched content that meets the needs of today’s learners and the changing demographics of the banking industry. Many courses meet the requirements of the ABA Professional Certifications for exams or continuing education credits. Flexible and cost-effective, ABA’s online training opportunities are continually updated to provide a superior learning experience that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.


Build the skills and knowledge needed for advancement with industry-recognized ABA certificates. These online programs bring unmatched content in an engaging, flexible, and mobile format that suits those who are on-the-move and on-the-job.

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ELearning Self-Paced

Compact and high-impact, you'll take these courses entirely at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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Online Instructor-Led

With assignments posted weekly, you'll be guided by an instructor, collaborate with peers, and have fixed start and end dates to keep you on track.

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ABA Webinars are an efficient and cost-effective way to stay on top of current issues facing the banking industry. Accessed by phone or over the Internet in 60-90 minute sessions, these webinars keep you current without leaving your office.

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Ascensus Training

IRA Essentials on Demand
This self-paced online program mirrors the content on our face-to-face Basic IRAs course. Essentials on Demand includes IRA reference materials, job aids, quizzes, and videos to create an immersive education experience. There are six educational tracks included which are; Introduction to IRAs, Establishing an IRA, Funding, Portability, IRA Distributions, and Reporting. 

IRA University
IRA University is a six week online course providing the tools to build a solid IRA knowledge base and earn the CIS (Certified IRA Specialist) designation. Topics include establishing an IRA, contributions, Traditional and Roth distributions, and portability. 

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HSA University
HSA University creates an industry standard in HSA expertise with the accredited Certified Health Savings Professional (CHSP) designation. Expand your HSA knowledge in 75 minutes a week over 5 weeks in a format that is flexible to fit your busy schedule. 

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Breaking into Banking Powered by Keusal Learning

Credit Officers and Commercial Training Managers — Here’s How to Build Skillful and Productive Commercial Bankers from Day 1… GUARANTEED. Focusing on the reality of the banking world over textbook portrayals of the business, these courses will equip you with key concepts and banking terminology and will show you how it all fits together.  

Breaking into Banking 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Banking
This 10-module online course is broken into easy-to-digest lessons covering everything you need to know to get hired, start quickly, and advance in your new career.  Andy gives you the inside scoop on what banks really want from you and how you can immediately differentiate yourself from others new to the industry. 

Breaking into Banking 201: Analyzing Repayment Sources
This 9-module online course is a “sequel” to the 101 course and is best taken after completion of that course, though it is not a prerequisite.  The 201 course dives deeper into topics covered in modules 4, 6, and 8 of the 101 course: analyzing a borrower’s balance sheet, income statement, collateral, and risk ratings. 

Breaking into Banking for Interns
Unlike our other courses that are appropriate for various different audiences of learners, this course was created specifically for college students hired by banks for internships. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject matter. This course was created specifically to meet that need, and includes a brief overview of retail banking, with a focus on commercial credit and lending. It is an ideal primer for those considering banking as a career. 

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Directors Education Series

The responsibility and liability of the Bank Director is ever increasing. It is critical to provide Directors with training to help them through the complexities of today's banking environment. OnCourse Learning offers a series of 30–minute training modules geared to the Bank Director. These programs have been developed in consultation with a highly respected group of banking industry experts.

An annual subscription provides a recorded 20–30 minute web–based training module supported with discussion topics and handouts each month. Since the programs are recorded, these programs can be presented at board meetings or made available prior to board meetings. A partial list of topics: Strategic Planning, Minimizing Board Liability, Regulatory Environment, Board/Committee Composition, Compliance Management, BSA/AML Training, Insiders & Reg O, Exam Preparation, Board Legal Duties, Board Meetings and Minutes, Asset Liability Management and more.

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OnCourse Learning

OnCourse Learning has live and on-demand webinars ranging from customer service to sales to underwriting – and everything in between. 

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Graduate School of Banking Online Seminars

Offering a convenient and cost-effective way to participate in educational opportunities, these programs are designed specifically for financial professionals and delivered by some of today’s top industry experts. Live and On-Demand programs are available and include one connection into the live online seminar presentation and handouts.


SBS Institute Certification Programs

The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing cyber education to better prepare students and their financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations. These banking specific, role-based certifications allow students to master the concepts and technologies required to perform essential cybersecurity functions. The SBS Institute certifications include real-world cybersecurity issues and establish solutions that make cybersecurity responsibilities more efficient and effective.

The Certified Banking Business Continuity Professional™ course will use real-world exercises to help you build a useful and repeatable business continuity plan to take back to your institution. More

The Certified Banking Cybersecurity Manager™ certification course will focus specifically on each element of the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, issued June 30th, 2015. In addition we will complete detailed lab exercises that demonstrate how each process works. Students should be able to complete the actual assessment for their institution as part of the course. More

The Certified Community Banking Ethical Hacker™ certification The Certified Banking Ethical Hacker™ course will allow you to master concepts and technologies used by today’s hackers to better defend your institution. More

The Certified Banking Forensic Investigator™ course will allow you to gain knowledge of fundamental forensic processes to address the growing digital investigative needs of your institution. More

The Certified Banking Incident Handler™ course will provide you with an increased understanding of the best practices related to handling common incidents in the banking industry. More

The Certified Banking Security Executive™ course will provide you with a clear understanding of management requirements for Information Security and a strategic technology background for future planning. More

The Certified Banking Security Manager™ course will assist you in developing and managing an entire information security program framework to take back to your institution. More

The Certified Banking Security Technology Professional™ course will allow you to explore in-depth the technical design and implementation of Information Security Program controls. More

The Certified Banking Vendor Manager™ course includes real-world exercises to build a comprehensive vendor management program to take back to your institution. More

The Certified Banking Vulnerability Assessor™ course will guide you as you explore what makes a vulnerability tick and how to identify and remediate those vulnerabilities in your institution. More