New York Bankers Association

ABA Facilitated Online Training

Welcome to ABA Online!

Quality, cost-effective training…whenever, wherever…

The high quality training you’ve always received from ABA is available on the Internet. Thanks to today’s technology, you may take an ABA online course without ever having to leave your home or office. ABA Facilitated Online courses offer you a virtual classroom with fellow students, instructor guidance and feedback, and the industry’s most comprehensive banking curriculum. 

Discover why more people choose the fastest growing way to get ABA courses – online and on their time.

ABA Online Course Schedule – through 2018

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The New York Bankers Association is your Local ABA Training Provider.  Register through NYBA for local service and support.

Course Features Course Benefits
Authoritative textbooks and readings Provide in-depth coverage of the subject matter
Peer interaction in our Learning Community Maximizes your learning experience through collaborative online exercises
Experienced online instructors with banking expertise Provide feedback on assignments and industry context
Exercises and exams Test your learning
Convenient weekly schedule No need to be online at a certain date or time
ABA, ICB and ACE Credits Many of ABA’s facilitated online courses can be used toward one or more ABA Diplomas and Certificates.  They also qualify for a variety of continuing education units and meet some post-certification requirements.  Check individual course descriptions for specific credits.

How Facilitated Online Courses Work
Each ABA Facilitated Online Course is led by an instructor who guides the class through the course and provides feedback on assignments. Each week, the instructor posts a new assignment. Assignments may include:

  • Reading a chapter in your textbook or online course material. (The textbook cost is included in the tuition.)
  • Completing a short assignment and either sending the assignment via email to your instructor or posting it on the electronic class Discussion Board.
  • Taking a self-check quiz to verify your understanding of the material.

In addition, you will also have some assignments where you will collaborate with other students using electronic discussion boards and e-mail.

Students do not have to be online at a specific time each week; however, assignments must be completed on a timely basis. Typically, each lesson will require from 3 to 5 hours to complete.

Students may complete their assignments from any location and at any time day or night. Assignments are typically posted by Friday evening and are due 9 days later.

Exams and Proctoring
The semester length courses last for 16 weeks, including a week dedicated to the mid-term examination and the final examination. Exams and the self-check quizzes for each assignment are taken over the Internet and proctored by someone in your bank. Your overall grade for the class will be based on a combination of your performance on the weekly assignments, class participation, mid-term examination and the final examination.

Courses that are less than 16 weeks in length have at least one graded measurement of learning, typically a final exam.

Many of the 16-week courses require a proctor for the mid-term and final exams. You will need to identify a person from your institution who will proctor the exam for you. This person should be your Human Resources Training Manager, supervisor, or someone from the management team of your organization.

If you do not work with an institution, you may want to contact a university/college, library, or a Testing Center close to you to proctor your exam. However, we should have the telephone number of your proctor in case we need to reach that person for verification. A relative cannot proctor the exam. All participants must abide by the ABA exam policy. There are no exceptions.

How To Register

  • View the schedules for upcoming course start dates, fees and descriptions.
  • Register online or complete the registration form and mail or fax as indicated.
  • Cancel at least 10 days before the start of the course and receive a full refund (upon return of the textbook to the ABA).
  • Cancel or transfer within 10 days of the start date and return of the textbook and receive a refund less $100 per course.
  • You may request a transfer only once at a fee of $100.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations received more than 10 days after the start of a class.

Required Software

  • Microsoft Excel is required for some courses.
  • ABA Online Courses are accessed through ABA’s Learning Management System (LMS). Access the Technical Specifications for the ABA LMS.

Email Communications for Online Courses
In order to ensure you receive confirmation of your course registration and communications from your instructor during your course, let your MIS/IT department you will be taking an online course from the American Bankers Association. The spam filter on your network needs to be modified to allow for messages to come in from ABA’s application.  See technical specs above.

College Credit Recommendations through the American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE credit recommendations can help bank employees earn college credit while taking ABA Online courses.  The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for certain ABA Online Courses. The ACE review team found that the learning outcomes of those courses meet those of accredited colleges and universities. Refer to the ABA Online course schedule for specific courses.

ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. ACE credit recommendations can help degree-seeking students achieve their academic goals faster and with less expense. For a list of participating colleges/universities in your area, click here. Go to for instructions on obtaining an ACE transcript (transcript services link) for your ABA Online courses.

Credit toward ABA Diplomas
Many ABA Online courses earn credit that may be applied toward an ABA Diploma.

The New York Bankers Association is your Local ABA Training Provider.  Register through NYBA for local service and support.

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