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, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 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 soon after June 1 for the following calendar year. This will be helpful in planning the number of sessions for each program. Otherwise, availability may be limited.


Tuition 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 2021.

Training Facility

Picture of the L. William Seidman Center

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.

The L. William Seidman Center is located across the street from the Virginia Square metro station. The stop is serviced by the Orange and Silver Lines.


On a space available basis, hotel accommodations for participants can be arranged in the L. William Seidman Residence Facility, 1001 N. Monroe Street, Arlington, Virginia 22226-3500 adjacent to the training center; Phone: (703) 516-4630. Reservations should be made by following your agency’s policy on hotel reservations.

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.

Dress Code

The dress code agreed upon by the member agencies of the Council is “comfortable attire appropriate to a business environment.” Blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are inappropriate. We suggest that you bring a sweater or jacket as the heating/air conditioning in the classrooms and auditoriums is hard to control.

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.

Operating Status

FFIEC EEO communicates with each agency training contact regarding operating status during extreme weather events or other delays. Updated information will be available at 703-516-5588.

Additional FFIEC Information

FFIEC Operations Office: (703) 562-6410 or (703) 516-5591 or

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act:

Uniform Bank Performance Report: (703) 516-5732 or (703) 516-5835 or

Appraisal Subcommittee: (202) 289-2735 or

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