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Accredited Cannabis Banking Professional Certification

  • Live Session
  • Certification
From $1,014.00
  • July 12, 2023, 1:30 pm   EST
Training Includes:
  • Cannabis Banking Certification
  • All resources and training materials

Cannabis banking expert Paul Dunford will explain how to create cannabis banking risk assessments and financial models, reach out to the market to find and onboard desirable cannabis business customers, and develop policies and procedures. You will learn how to create and lead a successful cannabis banking program that aligns with your financial institution’s strategic plan.

Topics Covered

  • Initial Due Diligence and Risk Rating
  • Sales Validation
  • Ongoing Due Diligence and Account Monitoring
  • FinCEN Reporting
Every Wednesday, July 12 - Wednesday, August 30, 2023; 1:30 PM Eastern
8 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

Cannabis banking is becoming more viable. Earn your Accredited Cannabis Banking Professional Certification.

Congress is inching closer to facilitating banking access for marijuana businesses. The House passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in 2021, and the Senate is now considering expanding and passing this legislation in the much-anticipated SAFE Plus package. Meanwhile, regional and national financial institutions are aggressively planning how to serve this lucrative market.

An Accredited Cannabis Banking Professional (ACBP) credential will demonstrate that you are versed in the fundamentals of cannabis banking. It will confirm to employers and examiners that you can participate in the significant roles of running a cannabis banking program—from compliance to business development to operations.

This certification program will enable you to speak knowledgeably about the industry, differentiate between various types of cannabis businesses, and risk-rate products and services (including lending). Aware of state law and federal guidance, you will be able to apply this knowledge to the practice of cannabis banking through your familiarity with the four basic cannabis banking workflows:

  • Initial Due Diligence and Risk Rating
  • Sales Validation
  • Ongoing Due Diligence and Account Monitoring
  • FinCEN Reporting

Accredited Cannabis Banking Professional Certification

Session 1: Introduction to Cannabis

  • Terminology
  • Federal status and FinCEN's guidance (FinCEN)
  • State/territory marijuana and hemp programs

Session 2: Understanding Cannabis Businesses

  • Defining cannabis businesses
  • Restrictions and limitations
  • The business of cannabis: from license application to daily operations

Session 3: Assessing Risk

  • Categories of risk
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Risk-rating CRBs by type

Session 4: Financial Modeling

  • Factors that define market opportunity: CRB type, geography, regulations, etc.
  • Strategic goals: Accommodate, Pursue, Innovate
  • Costs to the financial institution

Session 5: Building a Cannabis Banking Program

  • Cannabis banking policies
  • Cannabis banking procedures
  • Products and services
  • Bringing a program to the Board

Session 6: Running a Cannabis Banking Program

  • Account onboarding and enhanced due diligence
  • Cash handling
  • Market outreach

Session 7: Monitoring CRB Accounts

  • What is “normal and expected” activity?
  • Red flags
  • Taking corrective action
  • FinCEN reporting

Session 8: Case Studies & Frequently Asked Questions

Upon certification, you will receive a Credly digital credential to demonstrate your knowledge. You can share your verifiable badge in email, LinkedIn, and other online profiles.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Board members

  • Presidents and CEOs

  • CFOs

  • Compliance and risk officers

  • Branch operations managers

  • Business development teams

  • Lending officers

  • Senior leadership teams

  • BSA compliance officers

  • Branch operations staff

  • Business development staff

  • Lawyers

  • Auditors

  • Examiners

  • Chief risk officers

Expert Presenter

Paul Dunford

  • Co-founder of Green Check Verified
  • Director of program development
  • Oversees the development and management of compliance programs
  • Experienced solution and deployment/support architect who has led enterprise-scale digital transformation and mobile enablement initiatives across retail, healthcare, and education

See What Others Are Saying:

"Dunford is excellent"

- Steve P.


Credits: Live webinars approved for 8.0 CPE credits

Field of Study: Management Services

Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge

Advanced Preparation: None

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Certificates of Attendance: BankersWeb certificates of attendance are available to all registered participants completing this webinar.

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Please follow these steps to earn your certification:

  • Attend all the training sessions in their entirety.
  • Gain access to the final exam at the conclusion of the last session.
  • Take the final exam and receive a score of 80% or better.   

If you have any questions about the certification process, please get in touch with us. We look forward to your participation!

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