2017 GBA Advanced Compliance School

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Purpose and Philosophy
The 2017 GBA Advanced Compliance School will build on the basic foundation by providing more practical application discussions for individual lending, deposit, and operational regulations as well as for your overall compliance management program. 

The GBA Advanced Compliance School curriculum is designed to help students to: establish and complete an effective compliance risk assessment; set up and administer an effective compliance training program; perform a detailed analysis of your fair lending data; take a deeper dive into the current trends in BSA/AML; study a detailed analysis of HMDA and see how it drives other areas of regulatory focus; learn about comprehensive complaint management, including effective root cause analysis; and numerous other topics to help take your bank’s compliance program to the next level. A detailed curriculum and course descriptions will be available in September.

Admission Requirements
For admission, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be employed as an officer or key staff member of a bank operating in Georgia, or a GBA associate member;
  • Be involved in bank compliance or have three years banking experience;
  • Be recommended by the bank’s CEO or senior management.

If the applicant does not meet one of the above requirements, but the nominating officer feels the candidate is qualified, a letter from the CEO may be sent with the application explaining the circumstances for review by the Administrative Committee.

Application Process
Enrollment will begin July 15. Applicants may register online at www.gabankers.com. Tuition payment may be paid by check or by bank invoice. Applications must be submitted by March 24 to guarantee a hotel room.  Applications submitted between March 25 and the application deadline of April 14 are welcome, but we cannot guarantee a hotel room. Tuition must be paid in full by April 14.

Tuition Inclusions and Housing
Member tuition is $1,975. Applicants may register and pay by Feb. 15, 2017 and receive the early bird price of $1,845. Tuition includes: All instruction and course materials; double occupancy accommodations for Sunday - Thursday nights at the UGA Hotel; daily breakfast and lunch; Opening BBQ on Sunday, May 7; and daily breaks. Students may request a private room for a $385 surcharge.

Graduation Requirements 
Completion of the program is based on satisfactory attendance and performance in all scheduled classes and lectures and preparation of all assigned work.  Graduation exercises will be on Friday, May 12 at Noon. 

Credit Toward CRCM Certification 
The Institute of Certified Bankers of the American Bankers Association offers a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation. As a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, you identify yourself as an accomplished professional who has met the highest standard for knowledge, experience and performance in the compliance field. GBA will apply for credits to be applied toward the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation.

GBA Contacts

Kathy Friestad 
Professional Development Manager

Alison Moreau
Professional Development Coordinator