Alabama Bankers Association

Education Department


ABA Education strives to offer a variety of seminars, schools and webinars to meet every aspect of our members professional development. Our education programs are tailored to provide the best possible training that bankers require. Topics are banker driven and implemented from a yearly survey, of requested hot topics and speakers. If you have a specific need, please let us know, your opinion matters.

Debbie Pharr
Director of Education

2019 Schools

Advanced BSA Academy

April 15-19

Advanced Compliance College

September 16-20

Advanced Lending Institute

October 21-25

"I look forward to attending the Alabama Banker's Advanced Lending Institute every year because of all of the 'real life' and practical information I learn from both the training professionals and my peers. This week is not just about going over the regulations and upcoming changes, it is also a week to communicate and collaborate with others who face the same issues and situations that I do."
Michele Durham, SouthPoint Bank

"Attending the Advanced Compliance College is definitely time well spent. The speakers are great and provide a wealth of information to help make our compliance programs better. The relaxed atmosphere is conducive for learning and sharing with your peers" 
Bobby Young, Bank of York

"The Advanced BSA Academy was very informative. All of the speakers were extremely knowledgeable and well worth the time going. The material was excellent, with modern examples. Our bank benefited greatly by having a representative there"
Allen Peterson, Community Neighbor Bank


Our live seminars range from one, two or three-day sessions. For attendees wishing to make reservations, additional hotel information is provided. Daily agenda’s unless noted are:
  • Registration                        8:30 AM
  • Business Session:             9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Lunch On Your Own:       11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Business Session:             12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
More information and registration links for our 2018 classes


There are three annual weeklong advanced session school options for BSA, Compliance & Lending. Each program listed offers and array of speakers, topics and different location each year. In 2018, each session will be located in Sandestin, FL.


Audio teleconference with the interactivity and visual presentation of the internet and offers the convenience of attending a training session from your own facility.

Webinar offerings and registration links

Live Webinars
The live webinar option allows you to have one internet connection from a single computer terminal. You may have as many people as you like listen and watch from your office computer. Registrants receive a website address and passcode that will allow entrance to the seminar. The session will be approximately 90 minutes, including question and answer sessions. Seminar materials, including instructions, passcode, and handouts will be emailed to you prior to the broadcast. CONVENIENT! Listen to the webinar on your, iPad, iPhone or Android

Recorded Webinar + Free Digital Download
Can’t attend the live webinar? This option provides a recording of the live event, including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter’s email address for follow-up questions. You will receive an email with the recorded webinar link, which can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 6 business days after the webinar. The recorded webinar may ONLY be ordered for 6 months following the live webinar. In addition, the download must be completed within 6 months of the live webinar date.

Both Live Webinar & Recorded Webinar + Free Digital Download
Options 1 and 2 described above


We’ve gone GREEN! All LIVE class manuals/materials are emailed approx. 2 weeks in advance. This allows attendees to review before each session, print and bring with them or view from their laptop or iPad.

Credits & Certificates:

Each seminars and schools provide certificates of attendance along with CPE approved credits. Enhanced credits for individual schools are provided.

In House Training:

Can’t make it to a full day seminar or school? No problem, we are here to help! Contact our office and ABA will handle all the administrative tasks associated with the event including booking the speaker, registering attendees, and distributing manuals. Speakers will provide ABA an estimate of costs associated with the event including travel expenses. ABA will be responsible for collecting payment from bank and paying the speaker agreed upon fees at the conclusion of the event.