Community Reinvestment Act, Community Bank, (CRA) for Compliance Professionals


Describes the purpose, background, and importance of CRA. Explains the technical rules for small banks, factors to consider when assessing CRA performance, and consequences of noncompliance, and explores information about CRA ratings and strategies to maintain a Satisfactory or Outstanding performance rating.


  • Explain the purpose of CRA, consequences of noncompliance, and evaluation methods
  • Describe CRA technical rules for small banks
  • Identify factors to consider when assessing CRA performance
  • Explain the CRA ratings and key strategies to maintain a Satisfactory or Outstanding performance rating

Audience: Compliance professionals including compliance managers, officers, and other compliance team members whose primary role is within the compliance function at their financial institution; bank examiners, bank regulators, auditors and lending compliance professionals.

ABA Certifications: 2.0 CRCM, CLBB

Your Instructor: Bonita G. Jones, President, Bonita Jones and Associates, LLC

Bonita Jones & Associates, LLC is a consulting firm specializing in compliance risk management and regulatory relations. Jones’ consulting experiences have largely focused on lending/CRA strategies, fair lending risk management, and compliance risk frameworks and assessments. Jones is a member of the advisory board for the ABA National Compliance School and the Graduate School of Compliance Management. She is also on the editorial advisory board of the ABA Bank Compliance Magazine.

Related Training: ABA Certificate in Lending Compliance

The New York Bankers Association is a Local ABA Training Provider.

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