Accredited Cannabis Banking Professional Certification

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.

What You'll Learn

  • Initial Due Diligence and Risk Rating
  • Sales Validation
  • Ongoing Due Diligence and Account Monitoring
  • FinCEN Reporting
  • All courses include a PDF version of the presentation slides along with any additional materials or resources provided by the presenter
  • One certification exam attempt is included
Accredited Cannabis Banking Professional Certification
Live Session

8 Live Sessions

Live Every Tuesday

1:30 - 2:30 EST

Q&A Included

Date Options

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Training Overview

Master cannabis banking for a lucrative 2024. Discover the legislation and current compliance requirements.

Ready to stand out and serve a booming industry? With the cannabis market projected to hit $72 billion by 2030, cannabis banking expertise is becoming essential for career advancement. Master the legal landscape and lucrative banking practices in 2024, and unlock new opportunities to serve this rapidly growing market.

In September, the Senate Banking Committee approved a bipartisan cannabis banking bill. You must understand the SAFER Banking Act and
prepare for compliance.

An ACBP credential is the key to unlocking your potential in cannabis banking. It will demonstrate to employers and examiners that you have a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of this new market, from compliance to business development to operations. This certification will make you a valuable asset for any financial institution.

As an ACBP, you will know how to speak confidently and knowledgeably about the industry. You will be able to differentiate between various types of cannabis businesses and risk-rate products and services, including lending. Your familiarity with state law and federal guidance will enable you to apply this knowledge to the practice of cannabis banking through your understanding of 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

Recommended Audience
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 lead enterprise-scale digital transformation and mobile enablement initiatives across retail, healthcare, and education

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