Course Delivery Options – Training for Banks and Credit Unions

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Online Courses for Banks and Credit Unions

Your course will be facilitated by an instructor who will guide you through each lesson and is available to answer questions and provide feedback on your assignments. Each week, you will receive an assignment over the Internet. The assignment will include:

  • reading assigned chapter(s) in your textbook
  • ‰completing a short assignment and either forwarding the assignment electronically to your instructor or posting it on the electronic class Discussion Board.
  • taking a self-check test.

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

The 11 week courses will have a mid-term examination and a final examination. These examinations and quizzes will be delivered electronically over the Internet. Your overall grade for the class will be based on your performance on the weekly assignments, mid-term examinations and the final examination.

Self-Study Courses for Banks and Credit Unions

Guided Self-Study Courses offered by the Center for Financial Training are student-friendly, college level courses that allow you to take control of your busy schedule. You will study on your own, however you will have a qualified instructor only a telephone call or e-mail away. Upon registering for a class, you will be emailed your syllabus outlining your course and login instructions to access your textbook. You will have UP TO four months (certain classes allow less than four months) from the starting date to complete your class. The starting date will be the next business day after your registration has been processed. An advisor at the CFT office will keep in touch with you to provide additional assistance to help keep you on schedule. Your exams (two per class) will be proctored by an officer or manager at your financial institution. Special Covid-19 Note: If you are working remotely and cannot have your exam proctored in person, we have the option to proctor your exam via Zoom. Please contact Emily or Renee for details. Upon satisfactory completion of your class, you will, within days, receive your grade and the appropriate credits for the class, which are the same as though you had earned them by taking the course in a classroom or online.

Self-Paced Online Courses for Banks and Credit Unions

Whether you are looking to expand your skill set, earn professional credits, or learn something new, our online professional development courses and certificates pair perfectly with a busy schedule. Courses are self-paced, online, interactive and accessible from anywhere and available on mobile as well. Course access ranges from 90 days (1.5-3 hours to complete) to 360 days (25-48 hours to complete).

Classroom Courses for Banks and Credit Unions

Evening classroom courses meet once each week for a total of 1 to 15 weeks depending on the topic. These courses are taught by qualified instructors with real-life experience from the financial services, legal, and academia sectors. Our faculty is comprised of credentialed professionals with a broad range of subject matter expertise who always present interactive and dynamic classroom experiences. They have significant experience in the field they are teaching, and most have advanced degrees. CFT faculty members are dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals and actively serve as mentors for those seeking degree status.

Features and Benefits of CFT Live Evening Classroom Courses:

  • Discussion and dialogue are ‰face to face
  • ‰Student questions are answered immediately
  • ‰Students learn first-hand about the on-the-job experiences of their classmates
  • ‰Instructor assistance is always available ‰during class & after hours
  • ‰Interactive live‰ classroom environment
  • ‰Students form peer groups that last a lifetime

Webinars for Banks and Credit Unions


INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time. And don‰’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!


With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The weblink will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.


If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

In-House/On-site Training for Banks and Credit Unions

Virtually any course or seminar that CFT offers can be brought onsite (or delivered as a private online class) and taught to your employees at a time convenient time for your company. For certain courses, you may also purchase CFT curriculum and teach the course in-house with an internal instructor.

Schools and Conferences for Banks and Credit Unions

CFT Schools and Conferences usually run 2-5 days in length and focus on a particular topic. Networking opportunities and a tradeshow are often incorporated to create a rewarding learning experience.

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