ABA Training

ABA Training is a comprehensive source for training and education available through the American Bankers Association (ABA) or previously through the American Institute of Banking (AIB). All ABA Training courses, certificates, and more are now part of ABA Training, and are brought to you through Indiana Bankers Association, your local ABA Training Provider.

ABA Training includes extensive learning opportunities suited to specific job roles, in both facilitated and self-paced online formats, as well as in person. 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 Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) 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.

Online Courses (Instructor Led)
The instructor-led Online courses may be 4 to 16 weeks long, depending on the title. Instructor-led courses start and end on specified dates. Students may get on the Internet at any time during the day or night to complete assignments and assignments are usually due weekly. Textbooks are sent to students prior to the beginning of class, and an email with login and password is sent the Friday before the class starts. Assignments and examinations are completed on the Internet.

E-Learning (Self-Paced)
Self-paced classes are from two to eight hours long, and students can begin at any time of the day. All course work is on the Internet, and no textbook is needed. A student can finish a course in one sitting or several. Instructors are available for questions and guidance. Assignments and examinations are completed on the Internet.

To teach the classes at your facility, please contact the Susan Clark at 317/387-9380 at the IBA for additional information.

For more than 100 years, bankers have taken advantage of these certificate programs to prepare for careers in banking or to enhance the skills and knowledge they already possess. Certificates build the skills necessary for a specific position in the bank and can be taken entirely online as a certificate curriculum. The programs are continually reevaluated and refined to reflect the current needs of bankers in their jobs today and changes in the industry.

Principles of Banking, a long-time industry staple, has been retired and replaced with Banking Fundamentals, a three-course suite teaching the principles of the banking industry with real-world application. Ideal for emerging bankers, or bankers seeking to gain an understanding of the changing world of financial services. It is an online, paperless, series of courses the combines peer collaboration with instructor guidance.​

Each 4-week course can be taken individually or purchased at a discount as a unit. Pricing for the bundle is $595 member/ $795 nonmember, or for an individual course the price is $215 member/ $265 nonmember.   

Banking Fundamentals includes the following courses:

  • The Banking Industry is an essential introduction to the business of banking. The course covers the evolution of banking since the 2008 financial crisis, the role of banks in the U.S. economy and the environment in which banks operate and compete. It provides a look at various banking career tracks to inspire and prepare and motivate new bankers and covers innovations in financial products.
  • Bank Lines of Business is a comprehensive review of the products and services that banks offer customers - from deposit products to insurance and investments - and strategies for retaining and growing market share. This program deepens and broadens your bank employees understanding of how banks serve individual, small businesses and corporate customers' financial service needs.
  • Building Customer Relationships guides students through the strategies for earning customer loyalty, value-added sales and marketing, and creating and maintaining strong bank customer and partner relationships. It builds the critical relationship management skills so essential to successful banking careers.