An applicant for admission to the Alabama Banking School must meet one of the following criteria:
- be an officer, director or an employee of a commercial bank or other approved financial institution
- a staff member of the Alabama State Banking Department, FDIC, Federal Reserve, or Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
- or, an officer or employee of an associate member of the Alabama Bankers Association.
Applicants must be high school graduates and should have two years of banking experience prior to attending their first session. Two years or more of college education may be substituted for one year of banking experience. Familiarity with basic accounting is highly desirable. Any student who has not had experience or education in accounting should complete either a college accounting course or a similar course.
The admission policy of the Alabama Banking School assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age or handicap. Employees of non-member banks may attend for an additional fee on a space available basis.
| “Having the opportunity to attend the Alabama Banking School was a three-year journey that is a highlight of my banking career. Without a doubt the school gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the most educated professionals in the banking world as well as access to materials and studies that are relevant in today’s banking industry. Through the Bank Exec experience, I received an opportunity to run a financial institution via simulation. The chance to be educated on the many facets of the bank that are outside my daily responsibilities of being a branch manager allowed me to have a better understanding of how my bank and others operate on a daily basis. But most of all, the friendships that I made with fellow bankers are some that have touched my life and my heart immensely,”
Kelly Moore, Southern States Bank, Birmingham.
“My experience at ABS was one of the most valuable experiences I have ever had. The knowledge we received from the instructors and staff was exceptional, and I continue to reflect back on the training we received quite often. As wonderful as the school side of ABS was, the connections and friendships I made was even better. I have really enjoyed keeping up with my classmates and following everyone’s careers. Overall, my time with ABS was a wonderful experience,”
Bill Lewis, Trustmark.