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.

Registration

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

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 2024.

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.

Lodging

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.

Health and Safety Protocols

FFIEC EEO follows FDIC’s current health and safety protocols, which are - the FDIC has returned to pre-pandemic business operations. Employees are encouraged to adhere to common-sense health and safety practices to help ensure the continued well-being of the workforce. The FDIC continues to trust that our employees prioritize their personal health and safety and that of their coworkers, and will take personal protective measures when necessary. These measures include staying home when you feel ill, taking a test if you are exposed to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, and following recommended personal hygiene practices.

What should I do if I have flu or COVID-19 symptoms?

Answer: If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, stay home (or at your SRC/hotel room), obtain a COVID19 test, and consult with your personal health care provider. While you are experiencing symptoms, please do not come to the office, or classroom, or have any in-person contact with anyone in your official capacity. The same practices are encouraged for any employee experiencing symptoms that may be caused by a variety of viral or bacterial infection, including those for the flu, common cold, or other illness.

This is consistent with CDC guidance, which includes “What should I do if I get sick? If you become ill with influenza symptoms you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to seek medical care. Most people are able to recover at home from flu without medical care.” Also from CDC, “How long can a sick person spread flu to others? People infected with flu shed virus and may be able to infect others from 1 day before getting sick to about 5-7 days after getting sick.”

Please contact EEO staff, or your instructor, to let them know that you are not feeling well and will be unable to attend class.

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 [email protected]

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act: [email protected]

Uniform Bank Performance Report: (703) 516-5732 or (703) 516-5835 or [email protected]

Appraisal Subcommittee: (202) 289-2735 or [email protected]

For sending direct email to FFIEC subject matter experts regarding specific data or reporting forms visit the FFIEC Contact Us web page at this URL: https://www.ffiec.gov/contact/default.aspx.