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Risk Management Training Program

Examination Management School

Program Overview
Examination Management School is designed to simulate the bank examination process, beginning with pre-exam functions and concluding with a completed Report of Examination. The course presentation mainly consists of an interactive case study in which the participant plays the role of an Examiner-in-Charge (EIC). Participants fulfill the general duties of an EIC over the course of the three-week school.

The pre-course work is directly related to the interactive case study, and needs to be submitted to the Training Center prior to attendance.

Key Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare and defend the Pre-Examination Planning Memo
  • Identify key examination issues
  • Conduct meetings with bank management
  • Write the ECC section of the Report of Examination, specifically focusing on Management, Asset Quality, and Sensitivity to Market Risk
  • Prepare an agenda and conduct an exit meeting
  • Identify various informal and formal Enforcement Actions, and prepare a memo recommending various provisions
  • Assemble and submit a completed Report of Examination

Instructional Format
Classroom setting that simulates a bank examination, role plays, group activities, and facilitated classroom discussion.

This school is a three-week course.


Target Audience
Participants should generally have 30-42 months of risk management bank examination experience, which should include preparing all sections of the Report of Examination, and completing one practice job as Examiner-in-Charge.

The pre-commissioned examiner should have performed the following items before attending Examination Management School:

  • Completed the four previous RMS Risk Management core schools - Introduction to Examinations School, Financial Institution Analysis School, Asset Liability Management School, and Loan Analysis School
  • Completed at least one practice EIC job
  • Completed a Pre-Examination Planning Memo

Pre-Course Assignment
Prior to attending the course, participants are required to write a Pre-Examination Planning Memo utilizing the material provided in the pre-course package. The pre-course work needs to be sent via e-mail to the Training Center at least 10 days prior to the start of the session.

For Examination Management School, RMS has authorized 40 hours of official time for completion of the pre-course work.

Special Requirements
Participants DO NOT need to bring a laptop with them to the classroom. All participants will be assigned a laptop on day one of the session. You may bring your laptop so that you can utilize it for other non-course activity in your hotel room.

Post-Course Recommendation
Participants should be scheduled for a practice examination within 4-6 weeks of completion of this course to reinforce the skills learned from this session.

Post-Course Feedback
A written assessment of the participant's performance is submitted to each participant's field supervisor or district office approximately 30 days after the conclusion of the school.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU): 10.7
Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPE): 126.5

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Corporate University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org.

More Information
For information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact Corporate University, Attn: NASBA Representative Ava Livas, Room A-3025, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, or (703) 562-2463.

The FDIC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) (www.iacet.org), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.

For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Jennifer Futch at (703) 516-5342 or Erika Joseph at (703) 516-5333.

Last Updated 03/26/2014 supervision@fdic.gov