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Bank Teller Qualifications

Individuals who want to become a bank teller must:

  • Possess a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Have experience handling cash, as well as personal information
  • Pass a thorough background check
  • Possess basic computer skills

How to Become a Bank Teller

In order to become a bank teller, one must apply for a teller position. This can usually be done either online or by submitting a resume to the bank (however, you will most likely still need to fill out an application). After you apply for a bank teller position, you may be asked to interview. If you are invited to interview, be sure to arrive a few minutes early and dress professionally. If you do well on the interview, you may be invited back to take a test to assess your aptitude with figures. Be sure to come to the test prepared.


Bank Teller Education

In addition to a high school diploma (or equivalent) and experience in handling cash, there are other bank teller job requirements. While a college degree is not required, courses at an accredited college are often recommended. An associate or bachelor’s degree in business, math, or finance may be of value when looking to get hired as a bank teller. There are some schools that offer a short certificate bank teller education programs. Such teller training programs often teach about banking regulations, ethics, teller duties, and bank operations. Teller education programs are designed to develop bank teller competencies and to enhance customer service and math skills.


Bank Teller Training

On-the-job-training, typically one month long, is usually led by a veteran teller. The experienced teller demonstrates how to promote financial products and services as well as how to use the bank’s software. New tellers are also trained to use check-processing and cash-counting machines, as well as how to properly communicate with customers. Teller training also includes learning about the bank’s compliance, audit, and security procedures.


Practice Online for Your Bank Teller Test

How can you prepare for the Bank Teller Assessment? JobTestPrep is your leading online source for practice and preparation for the teller test. Learn more about the Bank Teller Assessment Test or start practicing with our Teller Simulation package.


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