ABA Business Banking and Commercial Lending Diploma
The ABA Business Banking & Commercial Lending Diploma is designed for small business bankers, new commercial lenders, and those individuals in lending support positions, and management trainees. The courses address broad banking comprehension, financial accounting, commercial lending and credit analysis, product knowledge — both credit and deposit products for small businesses — legal and regulatory issues, and a number of other topics like relationship selling and presentation skills that support the overall business relationship.

Required Courses

You must complete the following courses:

Evaluating and Structuring
Commercial Loans Curriculum
All 5 Levels


Analyzing Financial Statements
Commercial Lending

And the following courses:
  • ABA Principles of Banking
  • Credit Products for Small Businesses
  • Deposit Products for Small Businesses
  • Ethical Issues for Bankers
  • General Accounting
  • Law and Banking Principles
  • Presentation Skills
  • Relationship Selling to Small Business Customers
  • Servicing and Growing Small Business Relationships
The ABA Business Banking & Commercial Lending Diploma meets the pre-certification education requirements for the Certified Lending Business Banking designation from ICB.

Online Diploma Option

This ABA Diploma can also be taken entirely online as a self-paced diploma curriculum. Click here for more information and to purchase all the required courses at a discounted price (you do not need to log in to browse the catalog - click on "Members Only Catalog and Pricing" to search for courses).

Questions? Please contact Chris Harrison at chrish@minnbankers.com or 952-857-2634 for more information.