All lectures, quizzes, exams, supporting documents, and assignments are online. Some assignments have components the learner must complete on their system and upload when completed. Details about the hardware/software requirements are documented in the details of each certification.
The registration fee will cover each registrant's cost for the course materials, the initial exam, and certification status for the first year.
A start and end date helps streamline the instructors' and the learners’ course experience. The SBS Institute does understand that course dates may not always align well with the learner’s schedule. Should the course start dates not be convenient, the learner may register for an on-demand version, available from the "additional training dates" tab on each course.
Yes, you can register for an on-demand certification course. On the certification course page, click on the "additional training dates" tab. Should you need further assistance, contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605)269-0909.
If you do not pass the exam, you will not receive the credentials associated with the course. You can retake the exam for a $150.00 fee.
The end date will be ten weeks from the exact date the course begins. The course expiration time and end date will show when you begin the course and as you progress. Email reminders are also sent to the learner.
Lectures are pre-recorded, so you may view them at any time, but the course does have a start/stop date with a final exam at the conclusion and assignments required throughout. The course, the final exam, and any exam retakes must be completed within 10 weeks. Should you need further assistance, contact our support team at email@example.com or (605)269-0909.
The SBS Institute follows a similar model to those used by ISC2, SANS, and ISACA, where we are responsible for creating and distributing the certification programs and do not have an outside organization endorse the certification.
In general, regulators are not able to officially promote specific programs. They do, however, expect financial institutions to ensure employees are adequately trained to complete their assigned responsibilities. Certifications provide a reasonable assurance that an individual has adequate skills and knowledge in a particular area. Many great certification options exist, but most do not tailor their material to community banks. Unofficial comments and feedback from regulators have been positive.
For inquiries regarding cancellations, please contact the SBS Institute at (605)269-0909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For inquiries regarding course transfers, please contact the SBS Institute at (605)269-0909 or email@example.com.
The learner must renew his or her certification annually to maintain certified status. The annual fees are $295 per year for the first certification obtained. Each additional certification will be an add-on of $100 per certification per year. Maintaining your certification also gives you membership status with all the benefits thereof.
Students must obtain four (4) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits annually relating to information security, cybersecurity, or information technology. Valid CPE credits may include but are not limited to webinars, seminars, conferences, or additional certifications. CPE credits can be obtained through banking associations, SBS CyberSecurity, the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI, or any reputable education source. To receive credit, students must submit materials to the SBS Institute via the “CPE Credits” submission section on https://learning.sbscyber.com. If a student holds multiple certifications, they may use CPE credits for multiple certifications as long as the education pertains to that certification.
To submit CPE credits, follow the below instructions:
1. Visit https://learning.sbscyber.com.
2. Click on the Submit CPEs tab.
3. Follow the online instructions.
To learn more about how to submit CPE credits, please get in touch with the SBS Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605)269-0909.
1. Visit https://learning.sbscyber.com.
2. Click My Content from the User Menu.
3. You will be able to see any CPEs in progress and your overall CPE history