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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

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

Risk Management Training Program

Financial Institution Analysis School

Program Overview

This program addresses the on- and off-site analysis of financial institutions. Through a combination of computer-based instruction, in-class lecture and completion of case studies, participants learn how to analyze the CAELS components, and assign and prepare written comments based on the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System (UFIRS).

Key Objectives

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

Instructional Format

Computer-based instruction, 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 18 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 computer-based instruction modules, and various readings and exercises related to the analysis of banks.

RMS has authorized 40 hours of official time to complete the pre-course assignment.

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): 6.6
Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPE): 78.5

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.

FDIC 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 the 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 FDIC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) (, 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.

For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Dan Hotz, (703) 516-1266 or Kristie Fisk via e-mail.