Bank Protection Act for Compliance Professionals 


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This course explores how the Bank Protection Act (BPA) influences the procedures used to discourage robberies, burglaries and larcenies, and is used to assist in the identification and prosecution of those who commit such acts. The course explains a bank board’s role in ensuring compliance with the BPA.

The course also examines the devices and equipment that must be in place to assist law enforcement officials in the apprehension of individuals who perpetrate crimes against the bank.

What You’ll Learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and background of the Bank Protection Act 
  • Explain the role of the bank’s board of directors in ensuring compliance with the Act
  • Describe the tools and procedures used to identify persons committing crimes against the bank
  • Describe the security measures required by the Bank Protection Act


Compliance and risk management professionals including compliance managers, officers, and other team members whose primary role is within the compliance function at their financial institution; bank examiners, bank regulators, and auditors.

Course Credits

ABA Professional Certifications: 0.75 CRCM

Your Instructor

David McCrea, CRCM
Founding Principal

David McCrea is the Founding Principal of CompAssured, a compliance consulting firm that partners with financial technology (fintech) companies and financial institutions to simplify compliance. He is experienced in consumer and regulatory compliance, remediation, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), operations, vendor management, security, and fraud/loss control. 
Prior to founding CompAssured LLC, David worked at advisory firms providing consulting and audit services to financial institutions and fintechs. Services included remediation, audits, training programs, and CMS/Audit/Risk programs. David managed U.S. and U.K. compliance for an international financial industry software company and has experience managing compliance and operations at community banks.

David currently serves as a Faculty Member of the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Compliance School, an Advisory Board Member of the ABA Bank Compliance Magazine, and an instructor for an Executive Development Program. David is also a frequent speaker for state banking associations and other industry groups.

Course Updates

Created: April 2022

Additional information

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Online (Self-Paced)

Course Number



ABA Professional Certifications: 0.75 CRCM


Online Self-Paced

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