CFT Agricultural Lending Diploma

Upon successful completion of the following CFT courses (or a course equivalent), students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the lending function for a successful lending career.

Required Courses:

  • Principles of Banking
  • Economics
  • Law and Banking: Applications OR Law and Banking: Principles
  • Business Math
  • Customer Service Excellence OR  Customer Service Innovation
  • Accounting OR  Financial Accounting   OR  Accounting Basics
  • Money and Banking
  • Business communication
  • Selling Fundamentals OR  Sales Excellence

All of the requirements as shown above, PLUS:

  • Agricultural Lending
  • Commercial Lending
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Analyzing Financial Statements

Diploma Requirements and Eligibility:

•All required and elective courses must be completed with a passing grade (D or better) and the student’s overall grade point average (GPA) must be 2.00 or higher.

•All courses must carry a minimum of 2.00 credits unless otherwise noted in the specific diploma and certificate requirements.

•You can transfer up to half of the course credits needed for each diploma or certificate from a college, university, or other educational organization. CFT will also consider awarding credit for other training programs (including internal training) on a case-by-case basis.

•You can complete the requirements of your diploma and certificate at a pace that suits your schedule and the courses can be completed in any order you choose.

•In order to keep pace with the ever-changing financial services landscape, it is necessary for CFT to revise the course requirements of certain diplomas and certificates from time to time. However, once you have begun the process of completing the requirements for a specific CFT diploma or certificate, you can continue to do so right through to completion, under the requirement guidelines you started with.