GBA Compliance School

The New GBA Compliance School - Purpose and Philosophy

The newly re-designed GBA Compliance School is a two-year program. The purpose of the GBA Compliance School is to provide new as well as seasoned compliance professionals in all areas throughout the organization the tools necessary to build, monitor and maintain an effective compliance program. While the compliance landscape may become quiet at times, it is still evolving and subject to regulatory scrutiny. Our purpose is to keep feeding industry professionals with the essentials they need to identify risks and mitigate them while at the same time building partnerships with all business lines within the organization. This is accomplished by teaching not only compliance but also leadership skills as well.

Year One provides students with a solid foundation on compliance fundamentals and ensures that a bank’s internal compliance program is sufficiently comprehensive to avoid costly compliance violations. The curriculum is intended for the bank officer or employee newly involved in compliance, or for other experienced bankers who would like a better understanding of compliance.

Year Two builds on the student’s basic foundation by providing more practical applications for individual lending, deposit and operational regulations as well as for your overall compliance management program.

Year One - 2020 School Session Dates and Location

The 2020 school session, GBA Compliance School - Year One, will be Sunday, May 3, through Friday, May 8, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the UGA campus in Athens.


For admission, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be employed as an officer or key staff member of a bank or be an associate member (vendor) of a bank;
  • Be a bank officer or employee involved in a compliance function of the bank (deposits, consumer lending, mortgages, operations) for any length of time and would like a better understanding of compliance.
  • If 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 school Board.

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    • Advertising and Social Media
    • Appraisals
    • CMS - Compliance Management System
    • Complaints
    • Consumer TILA (non-TRID) Truth in Lending Act
    • CRA – Community Reinvestment Act
    • Debt Collection
    • Denials
    • Fair Lending
    • FCRA/FACTA - Fair Credit Reporting Act/Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
    • FLOOD
    • HMDA – Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
    • Homeownership Counseling
    • How to Read a Regulation
    • Insurance
    • Leadership
    • PCCD - Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses
    • PMI – Private Mortgage Insurance
    • Practical Application
    • Privacy/Information Security
    • Reg CC – Expedited Funds Availability Act
    • Reg D – Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions
    • Reg E – Electronic Funds Transfer Act
    • Reg. B - ECOA – Equal Credit Opportunity Act
    • Reg. Z - TRID – Truth in Lending Act
    • RESPA (non-TRID) – Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
    • Risk Assessment
    • SAFE Act – Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act
    • SCRA/MLA – Servicemembers Civil Relief Act/Military Lending Act
    • Team Building
    • TISA/Overdraft – Truth in Savings

    Tuition and Housing

    The 2020 GBA Compliance School - Year One is Sunday, May 3, through Friday, May 8, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the UGA campus in Athens, where students are also housed.

    Member tuition is $2,150 per year. Students may enroll and pay by Feb. 28, 2020, to receive the early-bird price of $2,020. Tuition includes: All instruction and school course materials; double occupancy accommodations for Sunday-Thursday nights at the UGA Hotel; daily breakfast and lunch; Welcome dinner on Sunday, May 3; and daily breaks. Students may request a private room for a $385 surcharge.

    Cancellations will be granted with a full refund through April 3. Cancellations received between April 4 and April 10 will be granted 75% refunds. Cancellations received between April 11 and April 17 will be granted 50% refunds. Cancellations received between April 18 and April 24 will be granted 25% refunds. After April 25, we will unfortunately be unable to grant tuition refunds.

    Graduation Requirements

    Completion of the GBA Compliance Schools (Year One and Year Two) is based on 100% attendance and performance in all scheduled classes, lectures and pre-work.



    Alison Moreau
    Professional Development Manager

        Jenna Lynn Warner
    Professional Development Coordinator