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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

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

Since 1933, no depositor has lost a penny of FDIC-insured funds

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:

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.

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.

Participants must also prepare a Pre-examination Planning Memorandum, in accordance with outstanding guidance and complete an Earnings comment that demonstrates writing and analytical skills. Participants:

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. Prior to attending EMS, participants will discuss the PEP Memo in a virtual instructor led training session. The objective of this session is to bring all participants up to the same level of understanding of the institution and to discuss the risk scoping process.

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): 127.5

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 Kayt Shipley at (703) 516-5071.

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