Cline earns national certification

Tina Cline

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — Tina Cline, first vice president and senior compliance officer at First Century Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, D.C.

Cline began her career with First Century Bank in 1992 and has held various positions within the bank including customer service, operations and loan operations. As senior compliance officer, her duties include complying with and assist others in complying with all relevant laws, regulations and policies from a state and federal level. She also educates and advises associates on risk, compliance and best practices as it relates to regulations. This also includes developing written policies and procedures, monitoring plans and training plans as it relates to compliance.

A Tazewell native, Cline is a graduate of Claiborne High School and resides in Tazewell with her husband, Trevor, and their son, Trey.

The CRCM designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of bank regulatory compliance. To qualify for the CRCM certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the compliance profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CRCM exam covers regulatory requirements as they relate to credit, deposits/securities, safety and soundness, information reporting and corporate responsibility.

Financial services professionals, working through the Institute of Certified Bankers, initiated the CRCM designation and eight others in order to establish meaningful standards of knowledge in specialty areas of the financial services industry. ICB certifications formally recognize those who meet these standards and meet professional continuing education and development requirements.

The ICB, with more than 10,000 certified members, provides financial services professionals with confidence, credibility and recognition through its certifications. As a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, ICB promotes the highest standards of performance in the financial services industry by validating individuals’ knowledge and expertise. For information about the Institute of Certified Bankers and its professional certifications, call 202-663-5092 or visit

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