Bauer Commercial Lending School

The C. T. Bauer College of Business Executive Education Program has launched a Commercial Lending School that provides commercial lending classes for banks and credit unions.

Accommodations: Stay at the Hilton University of Houston while taking your Executive Education Classes. Walk across the street to the Bauer College of Business to attend your class and after class take the rail to downtown Houston for food and entertainment, or stay on campus to do some rock climbing at the UH fitness center. All Executive Education classes lasting one or more days include complimentary lunch.

Many financial institutions are experiencing a real shortage of new credit analysts and lenders, and yet few are able to commit the resources needed for a traditional credit-training program.

The Bauer Commercial Lending School, a comprehensive learning opportunity utilizing best in industry instruction that meets all requirements for a credit-training program, without the need to invest resources in a customized, large-scale internal program.

Session I: Commercial Analyst and Commercial Lender I Certificate
Session II: Commercial Analyst and Commercial Lender II Certificate
Session III: Senior Lender Certificate
Complete all sessions: Certified Commercial Lending Professional

Designed to be the equivalent of a commercial-training program, the Bauer Commercial Lending School offers an organized group of three on-site training sessions (for new lenders, intermediate lenders and senior lenders):

The result is top-quality credit training offered within a framework that develops and reinforces skills financial institution employees need to function independently as commercial analysts or lenders.

The Bauer Commercial Lending School consists of a three session program. Sessions will be supplemented by independent work accomplished between sessions.

Outside assignments consist of case-based problems and exercises that link with and reinforce classroom topics. These assignments will be reviewed and critiqued prior to the beginning of the next session. Satisfactory completion of each course is required for participants to receive a Certificate of Completion.

In addition, each student will be encouraged to sit for the Credit Risk Certification (CRC) examination after successful completion of the school. Candidates applying for the Credit Risk Certification examination should be commercial lending professionals with a minimum of three years of credit risk experience and should be familiar with:

Participants must attend all classes and complete all assignments. They will need to demonstrate basic competency in accounting, particularly financial statements and the principles that govern their construction. If any registrants do not have that level of familiarity with accounting, we suggest they complete Bauer’s Open Enrollment Accounting and Financial Statements courses before joining the class.

Brian Fleming
Shannon White

What makes the Bauer Commercial Lending School a valuable learning experience for your staff? The same faculty is used throughout the school, improving instructor/participant rapport and the quality of learning.

Rigorous case assignments and exercises provide practice and reinforcement between class sessions.

A logical flow of information and balanced course offerings mean participants develop and strengthen skills in all stages of the program.

The faculty team reviews all work, providing detailed critiques of assignments that enable participants to gauge their progress and benefit from individual coaching.


Event Cancellation Policy If you cancel your registration 30 or more business days prior to the start of the event, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel 16–29 business days prior to the event, you will be subject to a service fee equal to 50% of the tuition fees. If you cancel 15 or fewer business days prior to the event, you forfeit the entire fee. If you fail to attend the event, you forfeit the entire fee. Please note: Written (email cancellation is required to process all refunds. In the event the course is cancelled by Bauer, you will receive a full refund for tuition fees. However, Bauer does not assume responsibility for any other expenses, including the purchase of airline tickets, incurred by you in connection with attending the event.


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CONTACT US: Gary Randazzo, Director:, 713-743-4754 | Jennifer Coppock, Program Manager: 713-743-4702