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ABA’s Institute of Certified Bankers Launches Computer-based Testing


April 22 - The American Bankers Association has announced that its Institute of Certified Bankers now offers computer-based testing for all of its certification exams, formerly referred to as "individual proctored exams."  Candidates now have the ability to choose their exam date, time and location at national test centers—known as PSI Testing Centers—within a defined date range.

The ICB exam is one of several criteria candidates must meet in order to earn an ICB certification.  Candidates are required to have substantial levels of experience and education, a letter of recommendation and must commit to the ICB Code of Ethics. Developed by experts in the financial services industry and backed by the deep insight of the ABA, ICB’s job-specific certifications are acknowledged industry-wide as the standard of excellence in financial services skills and knowledge.

“Computer-based testing gives ICB exam candidates convenient access to proctored exams nationwide while maintaining the integrity of our rigorous testing standards,” said Jim Edrington, executive vice president of ABA’s Professional Development Group.  “Instead of being limited to one testing date and time, candidates now have the ability to choose a time that best fits their schedule within a nine-day testing window.”

While ICB will continue to administer paper-and-pencil exams at schools and conferences when scheduled, all other exams will be computer-based.  ICB has released Frequently Asked Questions about the transition to computer-based testing.

For more information about ICB’s certifications and computer-based exams, visit