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Risk Management Training Program

Examination Management School

Program Overview

Examination Management School is designed to evaluate and enhance a participant’s technical and analytical examination knowledge, as well as communication and professionalism skills. During the three-week course, students will participate in an interactive case study serving as the Examiner-in-Charge of a bank examination. Students will present examination findings by conducting simulated meetings with bank management and composing various component comments for inclusion in a Report of Examination (ROE). Throughout the course, students are provided feedback based on the demonstrated technical, analytical, communication, and professionalism skills. In concert with the evaluative simulation, participants will experience higher-level examination concepts that strive to provide tools and skills to address examination challenges and effectively deal with issues.

Key Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Instructional Format

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


This school is a three-week course; however, the first week of the course is conducted offsite through virtual classroom presentations and individual assignments. The second two weeks are completed in the traditional classroom setting.



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.

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 should have performed the following items before attending Examination Management School:

Pre-Course Assignment

Prior to attending the course, participants complete a participant profile. The participant profile provides the instructors with information regarding the participants’ field experience, especially in regard to Asset Quality, Management, and the EIC role. The participant completes the form, which is approved electronically by their supervisor and submitted no later than 11 business days prior to the start of class.

Participants must also complete a series of computer-based training modules centered on the review of the management component. The modules take roughly 24 hours to complete and are available in FDICLearn under EMS Management Pre-course. The following topics are included:

Students should receive pre-course logistics and assignments approximately 8 weeks prior to the session. All pre-requisites and pre-course assignments should be completed no later than 11 business prior to the session start.

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 use 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): 6.8
Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPE): 81.5

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 Judy Long at (703) 516-5534.