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Welcome to RBA Membership

ENTER RBA'S LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP COMPETITION
 

In support of RBA's mission to make retail banking an internationally recognised profession worldwide, the Retail Banking Academy has founded RBA Membership - the first international professional body of its kind anywhere in the world exclusively dedicated to retail bankers

 

 

Our mission is to promote retail banking as a recognised profession by:
  • forming the world’s first international community of professionally-certified retail bankers.
  • supporting RBA Members throughout their careers, offering a wide range of continuous professional development opportunities and research services.
  • providing RBA Members with an opportunity publicly to demonstrate their commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards and excellence in retail banking.

Benefits of membership

RBA membership will send a powerful message to your customers, colleagues and the regulators that you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in your work. Becoming an RBA Member gives you access to a wide selection of benefits, such as: 

CPD Directory

Designation Pin

 

Continuing Professional Development Opportunities  

RBA Membership Directory 

CPD Portal Careers Corner Community

Unparalled Research Resource (CPD Portal) 

Careers Corner 

International Network of Fellow Professionals 

 

 

Who can become an RBA Member?

Student Member

RBA Candidates studying for an RBA examination are required to join Student Membership.

The Student Membership annual fee is $25 USD.

   

Affiliate Member

RBA Candidates who have passed an RBA Certification examination may apply for Affiliate Membership.

(e.g. Professional Banker, Wealth Management, Customer Service, SME Lending, Branch Manager, Product Manager),

Affiliate Members are eligible to use after their name the letters ARB - Affiliate Retail Banker.

Affiliate membership annual fee is $50 USD.

Associate Member

RBA Candidates who have passed an RBA Certification examination may apply for Associate Membership.

(i.e. Retail Banking, Cards and Payments or Islamic Banking curriculum),

Associate Members are eligible to use after their name the letters ARB - Associate Retail Banker

Associate membership annual fee is $50 USD.

 

Certified Member

RBA Candidates who have passed an RBA Certification examination may apply for Certified Membership. 

(i.e. Retail Banking, Cards and Payments or Islamic Banking curriculum)  at all three levels - e.g. Retail Banking I, Retail Banking II, Retail Banking III.

Certified Members are eligible to use after their name the letters CRB - Certified Retail Banker

Certified membership annual fee is $100 USD.

 

Fellow Member

Fellowships may be granted to Certified Members of good standing who have participated in and annually completed the RBA's Continuing Professional Development Programme and for a minimum of five years.

This grade of membership carries the designation of FRB and fellowship annual fee is $100 USD.

If you are unsure of your Membership status please contact membership@rb-a.org

 

What are the RBA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements?
RBA Members are required to complete RBA’s annual Continuous Professional Development programme in order to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in their work.

 

Find out more about our RBA CPD requirements HERE

 

 
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