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General Information

Who may attend our conferences and training courses?

Programs are open to the staff of Federal and State financial institution regulatory agencies (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, and National Credit Union Administration). Staff members from other regulatory agencies will be accommodated if space is available. The Basic International Banking Self-Study is available for sale to the public.


Council-member agency staff register through their agency's training headquarters. State financial institution regulatory staff should attempt to register through a Council-member agency (some provide partial financial sponsorship) or through their association of state supervisors. State bank examiners may also register directly with the FFIEC. Foreign applicants should look for registration information in the Federal Reserve System section of this catalogue.

It is suggested that state agencies submit their training requests during the spring and summer for the following calendar year. This will be helpful in planning the number of sessions for each program. Otherwise, availability may be limited.


Tuition for 2012 and 2013 will vary by class size, amount of course materials, number of outside instructors, etc. The tuition rates for attendees from non-member agencies have been established for 2013.

Training Facility

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The FFIEC leases offices, classrooms, and the auditorium from the FDIC at the L. William Seidman Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Room B 3030, Arlington, Virginia 22226-3550. Phone: (703) 516-5588, Fax: (703) 516-5487.


Hotel accommodations for most participants can be arranged in the L. William Seidman Residence Facility, 1001 N. Monroe Street, Arlington, Virginia 22201 adjacent to the training center; Phone: (703) 516-4630. Reservations should be made through member agency training offices, although the FRB, OCC and OTS require attendees to make their own reservations for lodging. The FFIEC will make lodging arrangements at the Residence Facility for individuals registering for programs directly with the FFIEC and guest speakers.


The L. William Seidman Center is located across the street from the Virginia Square metro station. The stop is on the Orange Line.

Training Memoranda and Pre-Course Study Materials

The registering member agency will send a training memorandum and pre-course study materials, if applicable, to each of its participants approximately 30 days prior to the session date. The memorandum will give the location and starting and ending times of the program.

For courses that require pre-course preparation, the FFIEC will send the pre-course materials to member agency training offices for distribution to each participant.

Subprime Lending CD

This compact disc is available through the member agencies. Please inquire at the office of your agency's training coordinator. The CD contains 500 pages of reference materials and 7 short slide presentations.

Privacy CD

This compact disc is available through the member agencies. The CD contains a series of reference materials, examination procedures, and 12 slide presentations on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Financial Privacy Regulations.

Technology Service Provider (TSP) CD

The CD provides examiners who prepare the risk-focused analysis of a TSP’s financial condition, complete the Examination Priority Ranking (EPR) pages in the Administrative or Confidential section of the report of examination, and assign the TSP’s ratings with specialized training. The goal of this CD is to provide examiners with the tools they need to analyze, rate, and express an opinion about the financial strength and overall condition of the TSP. Although the IT Subcommittee prepared this CD primarily for examiners, it could be used by any agency staff person who wants additional information regarding the financial analysis of technology service providers.

Dress Code

Participants may wear comfortable attire appropriate for a business environment for programs conducted in the L. William Seidman Center, Arlington, Virginia. Coat and tie are not required. Tennis shoes, T-shirts, blue jeans, and shorts should not be worn.

Course Prerequisites

Participants should meet all course or conference prerequisites as stated in the course description. When in doubt, call the registering agency's training headquarters or the course administrator to determine eligibility.

Additional FFIEC Information

For the following FFIEC reports, please contact HMDA: (202) 452-2016, UBPR: (703) 516-5732.

Contacts for FFIEC Operations Office: (703) 516-5590
Appraisal Subcommittee: (202) 293-6250