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Risk Management Training Program

Financial Institution Analysis School

Program Overview

FIAS is a core training curriculum for all pre-commissioned bank examiners. It is designed to help you develop your ability to analyze the financial condition of institutions and to present your conclusions in an appropriate manner.

In FIAS, you'll expand upon your current experience as you continue to analyze more complex bank data, learn how to assess the financial risk of an institution, and explore the interrelationships between the CAMELS components. You'll apply your examiner judgment and decision making skills to reach conclusions and support them through your written comments.

Key Objectives

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

Instructional Format

Independent Study, facilitated classroom discussion/lectures, small group activities and in-class case study.


This school is a nine and one-half day workshop.



Target Audience

This course is designed for pre-commissioned examiners with generally between 12 and 16 months of risk management bank examination experience. There should be a minimum of four months after attending Introduction to Examinations School.

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 Financial Institution Analysis School:

Pre-Course Assignment

Participants are required to successfully complete the Independent Study, off-site portion of My Turn Bank, and participate in an on-line debrief on Prelude Bank. 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.

RMS has authorized up to 40 hours of official time to complete the Independent Study, and up to 24 hours to complete off-site analysis of My Turn Bank case study. Additionally, allow for a 90 minute on-line teleconference call on Prelude Bank, which typically takes place the second Tuesday at 2PM Eastern Time prior to the start of the class.

Special Requirements

Participants will need to bring a Hewlett Packard 12-C financial calculator to use during class. In addition, a laptop computer is needed for preparing CAELS comments.

Post Course Feedback

A written appraisal 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 Dan Hotz at (703) 516-1266 or Maria Johnson at (703) 516-1288.