Commercial Lending Course

The Commercial Lending course is ACE recommended for College Credit Transfer!

ACE Credit Recommendation Reference Number: CFTA-0006 (CFT Course Code: A204)

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective commercial lender (see complete description below).

Course Prerequisite Info

Students are REQUIRED to take Analyzing Financial Statements prior to taking the Commercial Lending course.

Course Description and Audience

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective commercial lender. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to: explain why good human relations skills are critically important to the successful lending officer in many stages of the commercial lending process; identify the functions of the loan interview and credit investigation; describe how the borrower’€™s financing needs and business type can affect the structuring of a loan; list important elements of loan documents and describe their functions; and name some warning signs of problem loans and identify ways that you can prevent problem loans. Textbook chapter topics include:

  • The Commercial Lending Process and Initial Business Development Calls
  • Credit Investigation and Assessing Industry, Market, and Management Risk
  • Loan Policies and Procedures, Including Credit Risk Ratings
  • Loan Packages and Credit Write-Ups
  • Commercial Loan Structuring
  • Identifying Viable Secondary and Tertiary Sources of Repayment
  • Key Documents, Loan Agreements, and Covenants
  • Loan Pricing and Negotiating
  • Problem Loans

Audience: Designed for entry-level commercial lending officers, loan officer trainees, or personnel supporting commercial lending officers.

Diploma and Certificate Applications

Diplomas and Certificates Applicable to the Commercial Lending course:

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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith

Jeff has been the Chief Lending Officer at Freedom Credit Union in Springfield, MA since 2013 and is in charge of managing the Commercial, Mortgage, and Consumer Lending portfolios, as well as the Col... read more.


Barbara-Jean DeLoria
Barbara-Jean DeLoria

Barbara-Jean is the Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage for Florence Bank. She has extensive experience in all aspects of banking including retail banking, commercial lending, and credit adm... read more.

Course Title Credits Start Date Start Time Delivery Type Delivery Option Instructor / Location Price
Commercial Lending 3 Any Any Self-Study Self-Study Barbara-Jean DeLoria $725.00 Register Now
Commercial Lending 3 01/31/2022 Any Online Online Jeff Smith $725.00 Register Now
Commercial Lending 3 03/28/2022 Any Online Online Faculty $725.00 Register Now
Commercial Lending 3 05/16/2022 Any Online Online Faculty $725.00 Register Now
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