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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Compliance Training Program

Introduction to Fair Lending School

Program Overview

Introduction to Fair Lending School addresses the two fair lending statutes (Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Fair Housing Act) and how to conduct a fair lending examination using the Interagency Fair Lending Examination Procedures. The course consists of lessons, group exercises, and a case study that takes the students through a fair lending examination step by step, including the creation and presentation of a fair lending memorandum.  Participants actively take part in group case studies and other classroom activities.

The pre-course learning activities are critical to the completion of the course and must be submitted prior to attendance.

Key Objectives

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


This school is a one-week course.

Instructional Format

Pre-course work (Independent Self Study), facilitated classroom discussion/lectures, small group activities, and in-class project.



Target Audience

This course is designed for pre-commissioned compliance examiners who generally have 6-10 months of experience in compliance examinations.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


The pre-commissioned examiner must complete the following before attending Introduction to Fair Lending School:

Participants should also be familiar with the “Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA)” lesson plan of the DCP Compliance On-the-Job Training (OJT) Manual.

Participants should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pre-Course Assignment

Prior to attending the Introduction to Fair Lending School, participants must complete three Regulation B Computer Based Instruction Tutorials and complete three Excel Skillsoft courses. The pre-course assignment is due in general two weeks/11 business days prior to the start of the session. The exact date the work is due for any given session will be specified in the precourse information sent approximately two months prior to the start date.

Official Time

The Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) has authorized 16 hours of official time to complete the pre-course assignment.

Special Requirements

Participants are required to bring a laptop to the session.

Post-Course Recommendation

Participants should be scheduled to conduct a fair lending examination as soon as possible, but no later than three months after completing this course to reinforce the skills learned from this session.

Post-Course Feedback

Summary Evaluation Form, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the participant's in-class and project exercises, is sent to the participant's field office approximately thirty days after the conclusion of the school.  The participant is assigned an overall rating of "Satisfactory" or "Needs Improvement."


Continuing Education Unit (CEU): 3.2
Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPE): 38.0

More Information

CPE Credit logoFor 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 (703) 562-2463.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

IACET logoThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) ( The FDIC complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, the FDIC is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Eric Bodman at (703) 516-5560 or Sonya Staples at (703) 516-5870.

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