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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

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

Risk Management Training Program

Information Technology Examination Course

Program Overview

Participants take part in a series of case studies and lectures designed to reinforce concepts and techniques that will enhance an examiner's ability to assess a financial institution's technology risk under the IT-RMP. Case studies utilize the Snapshot Workprogram.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to analyze an institution's information security program and information technology risk management practices and draw meaningful conclusions about them.

Instructional Format

A combination of self-paced reading assignments, facilitated classroom discussion, and group activities.


This is a four and one-half day course.



Target Audience

This course is designed for financial institution commissioned examiners or other examination analysts who will be conducting examinations of non-complex, Type 1 or Type 2 institutions.

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 participant should be commissioned or regularly serve as the Examiner-In-Charge (EIC) and have participated on two Type 1 and/or Type 2 information technology examinations within the 12 months prior to attending this course.

Pre-Course Assignment

Participants are required to complete a reading assignment and portions of two case studies. The first case study requires the participant to review a completed technology profile script and an IT Examination Officer's Questionnaire and assess findings. The second case study requires participants to complete off-site examination activities for an institution. Both assignments will continue to be used in the classroom portion of the course. RMS has authorized 20 hours of official time to complete the pre course assignment.

Special Requirements


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Within 45 days after attending this course, students should conduct or participate in an IT-RMP examination while accompanied by a more experienced examiner.

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Continuing Education Units (CEU): 2.7
Continuing Professional Education Units (CPE): 32.5

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: www.learningmarket.org.

IACET logoThe 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.


For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Bob Shingleton at (703) 516-5672 or Petra Nelson at (703) 516-5491.