ABA Trust School –Advanced

September 23 – 28, 2018 • Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA

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Manage Complex Client Scenarios

This week provides established professionals with solutions to complex and sophisticated situations.
The program is designed and delivered by a prestigious group of trust professionals, including prominent bankers, attorneys and industry experts who are on the leading edge of change. Students have the opportunity to build a nationwide network of peers and industry leaders – a vital resource for years to come.


The ABA Advanced Trust School curriculum builds on the ABA Foundational Trust School and the ABA Intermediate Trust School curricula. The program consists of a residential five-day session and an Independent Research Program consisting of four case studies. The program includes the latest advanced strategies in:

  • Account Administration
  • Fiduciary Law & Compliance
  • Tax & Estate Planning
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Investment Management


Key Benefits

  • Master the complexities of trust administration, fiduciary law, personal financial management, sales management, and tax and estate planning
  • Apply theories learned in the classroom through real life scenarios and peer-to-peer exchange.
  • Discover new ways to anticipate client needs and provide innovative solutions.

Who Should Attend

Attendees must have graduated from the ABA Foundational and Intermediate Trust Schools or a qualified regional trust school, have a minimum of three years of trust experience, plus evidence of working knowledge or formal education in Account Administration, Fiduciary Law & Compliance, Tax & Estate Planning, Personal Income Tax Planning and Investment Management.

  • Trust Officers
  • Trust Administrators
  • Trust Managers
  • Trust Counsel
  • Trust Tax Specialists
  • Investment Officers
  • Financial Planners
  • Private Bankers
  • Attorneys/Paralegals

Additional Information

Team Discount

Send a team of two or more employees and take advantage of the following team discounts:

  • 2-3 attendees receive a 5% tuition discount
  • 4-10 attendees receive a 10% tuition discount
  • 11+ attendees receive a 15% tuition discount

Tuition Fees

2017 Fees: $2,495 ABA Members, $3,495 Non-Members (2018 fees available soon)
Fees include tuition, lunch, breaks and instructional materials. Housing is an additional $199/night (+ tax) paid directly to the Emory Conference Center Hotel upon checkout.

Advanced Trust School students may sit for the CTFA exam on-site, Saturday, September 29, at no additional cost, a savings of $725.

Hotel Reservations and Deadlines
The ABA Trust Schools will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, located at 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 (Tel: 404-712-6000). Students should plan to arrive at the hotel Sunday, September 23, in time for registration (10:30 am- 12:30 pm). Orientation begins at 12:30 pm. Students should plan to depart after classes adjourn on Friday, September 298 at approximately 11:30 am. The CTFA exam will be offered on Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Call the Emory Conference Center hotel at 404-712-6565 or 800-933-6679 to make your hotel reservations. Mention the ABA National or Graduate Trust School to get the discounted rate of $199/night (+tax) for single occupancy per night. All reservations as well as changes in arrival, departure, type of accommodations, or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. After August 28, rooms are subject to availability and prevailing rates will apply. For more information about the hotel, visit www.emoryconferencecenter.com.

In the last two years, the conference center sold out!  Please complete your registration and make your hotel reservation early for the 2018 session to avoid disappointment.

The hotel rate extended to participants of the ABA Trust Schools is an ABA negotiated rate.  This rate is inclusive of other school-related services, full breakfasts, dinners and class events.  If you book a room at Emory through a travel agent or other means at a lower rate, you will be billed an additional rate for school-related services extended to you onsite as part of the ABA program.

Graduation Criteria
Students who complete this program earn the ABA Advanced Trust School certificate.
Students who complete the Intermediate and Advanced Trust Schools, as wells as the independent research program, earn the ABA Trust Schools diploma.

Continuing Education Credits
The ABA Advanced Trust School curriculum has been approved for continuing education credits.

In addition to earning credits, the School can be a component of your preparation for the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) exam. The exam is offered onsite on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. . Please contact ICB for details, or visit the ICB website.

*Please Note, the ABA Trust Schools consistently graduate students with heightened levels of expertise who are recognized as professionals and leaders within the trust industry. This training covers many topics often tested on the CTFA exam. However, the sole purpose of the School is not CTFA preparation and courses cover valuable content not directly tested on the CTFA exam. For more information about the certification process and how it fits in with your professional development goals, please contact ICB or call 1-800-BANKERS (800-226-5377).

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