Risk Management Training Program
Financial Institution Analysis School
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 ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Analyze a financial institution using on- and off-site techniques, and assign and support CAELS component ratings with written comment
Independent Study, facilitated classroom discussion/lectures, small group activities and in-class case study.
DurationThis school is a nine and one-half day workshop.
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.
PrerequisitesThe pre-commissioned examiner should have performed the following items before attending Financial Institution Analysis School:
- Completed Introduction to Examinations School.
- Reviewed off-site analysis materials such as UBPR, Call Reports, and IRRSA.
- Analyzed and have written comments for Capital, Earnings, Liquidity, and Sensitivity to Market Risk.
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. Additionally, participants should submit an unedited CAMELS component comment.
RMS has authorized 40 hours of official time to complete the Independent Study. Allow for a 90 minute debrief of Prelude Bank and another 16 hours to complete My Turn Bank off-site analysis.
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
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.
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: www.learningmarket.org.
The FDIC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) (www.iacet.org), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.