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Risk Management Training Program

Introduction to Examinations School

Program Overview

This course addresses the fundamentals of bank supervision, basic bank analysis, and Report of Examination preparation. The course consists of ten modules with built in exercises, and a project simulating a bank examination. Participants actively take part in group case studies and other classroom activities.

Key Objectives

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

Instructional Format

Pre-course work (Independent Self Study), facilitated classroom discussion/lectures, small group activities, and in-class project.


This school consists of a 32 hour Precourse independent study and a two week instructor led workshop. State banking authority and international students also must complete 16 hours of precourse reading on accounting.



Target Audience

This course is designed for pre-commissioned examiners who generally have six months of experience in risk management bank examinations. This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


The pre-commissioned examiner should have performed, under a coach's supervision, the following items prior to this school:

Pre-Course Assignment

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 the workshop, students are required to do the following:

  1. A precourse independent study covering financial concepts and analysis and a workshop qualification examination totaling approximately 32 hours.
  2. Precourse reading and work totaling approximately 16 hours on accounting related materials.
  3. Submit a completed participant profile.

Special Requirements

Participants will need to bring a calculator to use during class. Additionally, bring your work assigned laptop, and cable lock. The laptop needs to have loaded the following programs for use in the class: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.

Post Course Recommendation

Assign participant to serve as Operations Manager on an upcoming examination (generally within a few months) to reinforce skills learned at this school.

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 Units (CEU): 6.7
Continuing Professional Education Units (CPE): 80.0

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 Marshall E. Cooke at (703) 516-5190 or Kristie Fisk at