In order to attend a program, you must first complete and submit an application form online. The application form may be opened by clicking on the word Courses above. Click again on a course from the list of courses that opens, and on the interactive course description page, click "Apply Now" to start the application process. Once the application has been submitted, a reference number will be e-mailed to you for use in all future correspondence. Applications will not be processed until we also receive an official, signed letter of endorsement from an officer of your institution. The letter may be faxed to +1-202-452-6417 or scanned and e-mailed to BSRInternationalTraining@frb.gov. Please mail the original letter on official stationery to:
Mr. Sarkis D. Yoghourtdjian
Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th and C Streets N.W. - Mail Stop #1819
Attention: Course Registrar
Washington, D.C. 20551
Please note that the Federal Reserve has put in place security measures requiring each participant in a Federal Reserve program to submit his or her date of birth, passport number, and country of passport issuance as soon as possible. This information must be received prior to an application’s approval. There will be no exceptions. Failure to provide the necessary information will result in the forfeiture of the seat.
There are no tuition fees for Federal Reserve or FFIEC programs outlined in this catalog. The Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) carries a $1075 tuition fee payable to the CBOE on the first day of the program.
The Federal Reserve does not make lodging arrangements for participants attending any of our catalogue-listed programs. It will be up to the participants to arrange their own accommodations. For those attending the joint World Bank/International Monetary Fund/Federal Reserve "Conference on Policy Challenges for the Financial Sector" and the "Seminar for Senior Bank Supervisors from Emerging Economies" only, seminar organizers will secure blocks of rooms at select area hotels. It will be up to the participants to make their own reservations with these hotels and provide a credit card guarantee.
Pre-course materials will be made available after all required information, including the participant's date of birth, passport number, and name of country issuing the passport, has been received and the application has been approved. Once approved, the participant will receive instructions on how to access the program's participant letter and pre-course materials (if any) from Knowledge Central, ITA's secure document delivery platform. Please note that participant access to Knowledge Central requires the creation of a personalized user account.
Business casual attire is permitted for all programs offered in this catalog, except for the joint World Bank/IMF/Federal Reserve programs conducted in June and October, which require business attire. Tennis shoes, T-shirts, blue jeans, and shorts should not be worn.
Participants in Federal Reserve and FFIEC training programs are expected to be in attendance at each session of the program. Please notify an ITA section staff member of unavoidable absences. Unexplained absences from a training session will be reported to the proper authorities.
Please note that the Federal Reserve does not provide any insurance coverage for participants traveling to, from, or staying in the United States. Please ensure that there is adequate medical insurance coverage in place for your needs. Any medical costs incurred in the United States will be the responsibility of the participant or the participant's institution.
To cancel participation in a Federal Reserve or FFIEC training program, please send a letter to Mr. Sarkis Yoghourtdjian at the address above. The letter must be on official stationery and signed by an officer of your institution. If participation is not cancelled and the participant does not report to the training facility on the first day of the program, security procedures require us to notify the proper authorities, including the U.S. visa issuing agency.