ABA TrainingABA Training is a comprehensive source for training and education available through the American Bankers Association (ABA) brought to you through Maryland 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.

ABA Training Diplomas and Certificates.

ABA Training Online Course Calendar

Facilitated Online Training Courses

These courses are available in a virtual classroom environment, complete with fellow students, instructor guidance and feedback. Facilitated online training courses offer banking-specific content supported by:

  • Experienced instructors with banking expertise
  • Exercises and exams to validate your understanding
  • A flexible weekly schedule with no set day or time

Self-Paced Online Training Courses

These courses offer the greatest flexibility in skill-building and practical application as they are independent study and include real-life practice scenarios. Self-paced online training courses offer:

  • Rich graphics and interactivities in mobile-ready courses
  • Frequent self-checks to measure comprehension
  • Built-in-tools and job aids to support ongoing learning

Diplomas and Certificates

For more than 100 years, bankers have taken advantage of ABA (and previously AIB) diploma and 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. Diplomas provide broader and more in-depth coverage of banking as a profession. The programs are continually reevaluated and refined to reflect the current needs of bankers in their jobs today and changes in the industry.


The instructor will guide you through each lesson and will be available to answer questions and provide feedback on your assignments. Each week you will receive an assignment over the Internet. The assignment will include:

  • Reading a chapter in your textbook (mailed to you prior to the start of a 10 or 16 week course) or online course material (for 5 week seminars). The textbook cost is included in the tuition.
  • Completing a short assignment and either forwarding the assignment electronically to your instructor or posting it on the electronic class Discussion Board.
  • Taking a self-check test.

In addition, you also will have some assignment where you will collaborate with other students using electronic discussion boards, chat rooms and e-mail. Students do not necessarily have to be online at a specific time each week; however, assignments must be completed on a timely basis.

Examinations: The semester length course (10-16 weeks) will have mid-term and final examinations. The 5-week seminars have a final examination only. Your overall grade for the class will be based on your performance on the weekly assignments and examinations.


Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser 8x, 9x, 10x; Firedox 13 or higher 6.2; Microsoft Excel is required for some courses.


There is a 100% refund for any cancellations or transfers made before the start of the class and upon the return of the textbook to ABA. Refunds will be made (less $100 cancellation fee) if received within 10 business days from the start of course and the return of the textbook, if applicable. Please include your packing slip or order number with the return of your textbook. You may request a transfer only once with a fee of $100.00. There are no refunds for cancellations received more than 10 business days after the start of the class.

For more information on ABA Training, please contact MBA's Andrea DeVilbiss. Students may also self-register using MBA's E-Learning page.