Risk Management Training Program
Examination Management School
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.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Use technical and analytical skills to accurately identify and analyze concerns with examination findings in order to provide a component and composite rating that is well-supported.
- Effectively and professionally communicate examination findings for each CAMELS component during simulated meetings with bank management.
- Effectively compose or edit clear, concise, and well-supported comments for each CAMELS component and the Report of Examination.
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.
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:
- 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 the Asset Quality/Asset Manager training modules following Loan Analysis School.
- Successfully complete at least one PEIC prior to attending EMS.
- For Asset Quality (at least one time, independently):
- Read Section 3 of the RM manual (specifically 3.1 and 3.2).
- Assess management’s ability to identify, measure, and control risk related to Asset Quality.
- Assess the adequacy and adherence to the loan policy and internal review system.
- Review loan line sheets for systemic underwriting and credit administration concerns.
- Review or prepare an Analysis of Loans Subject to Adverse Classifications page (Ouija page).
- Review the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL).
- Conduct meetings with management related to asset quality findings.
- Prepare an asset quality comment for inclusion in the Report of Examination (ROE).
- For Management, (at least one time independently):
- Read Section 4 of the RM manual (specifically 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.5).
- Conduct an exit meeting with senior management at the bank.
- Present exam findings at or attend a Board of Directors meeting.
- Complete a management comment for inclusion in the ROE.
- Problem Bank Exposure.
- Read a well-written problem bank report – you can speak to your supervisor for guidance in obtaining a well-written ROE.
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:
- Corporate Governance
- Responsibilities of the Board and Senior Management
- Dominant Officer and Succession Planning
- Strategic Planning
- Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
- Risk Scoping and Examination Planning
- Overall Condition and Risk Profile and Summary
- Writing an Effective Management Component Comment
- Effective Writing for the Report of Examination
- Supervisory Recommendations and MRBA
- Introduction to Enforcement Actions
- Forward-Looking Supervision
- Root-Cause Analysis
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.
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.
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.
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.
CreditsContinuing Education Unit (CEU): 6.8
Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPE): 81.5
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 (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: NASBARegistry.org
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) (www.iacet.org). 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.