Business and Commercial Lending Diploma


This curriculum is designed for small business bankers, new commercial lenders, and those individuals in lending support positions, and management trainees. The courses address broad banking comprehension, financial accounting, commercial lending, and credit analysis, product knowledge — both credit and deposit products for small businesses — legal and regulatory issues, and many other topics like relationship selling and presentation skills that support the overall business relationship.  (Formerly CFT Training)

Select from the following formats (checkmarks) to gain course information and pricing.  Courses may be taught in-house or live based on requests to the CFTEA office.

Required Courses

Instructor Led Online

Guided Learning

Self Paced

Virtual Classroom

  • Accounting, Financial, or General

  • Analyzing Financial Statements or Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending

  • Business Math

  • Commercial Lending or Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending

  • Legal Foundations in Banking

  • Money and Banking

  • Principles of Banking

  • Sales Essentials Certificate

  • Statistics

  • Verbal Communication

  • Written Communication

ELECTIVE OPTIONS (Choose One Elective)

  • Consumer Lending or Certificate in Consumer Lending

  • Residential Mortgage Lending



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