Effective December 31, 2017, the Board will no longer offer print versions or subscriptions for the Commercial Bank Examination Manual. You can still access the manual on the Board's website below.

The Commercial Bank Examination Manual presents examination objectives and procedures that Federal Reserve System examiners follow in evaluating the safety and soundness of state member banks. Intended as guidance for planning and conducting bank examinations.

Updated semiannually

Entire manual (8 MB PDF)

Manual by Section

Manual Ordering Information (7.36 KB PDF)

Supplements (110 KB PDF)

Foreword (37 KB PDF)

Table of Contents (24.4 KB PDF)

1000 Examination Strategy and Risk-Focused Examinations (636 KB PDF)

2000 Assets (2.48 MB PDF)

3000 Liabilities and Capital (637 KB PDF)

4000 Other Examination Areas (2.5 MB PDF)

5000 Assessment of the Bank (213 KB PDF)

6000 Federal Reserve Examinations (334 KB PDF)

7000 International (526 KB PDF)

8000 Statutes and Regulations Administered by the Federal Reserve (67.8 KB PDF)

A.1010.1 Internal Control: Supplement on Internal Auditing (58 KB PDF)

A.2000.1 Cash Accounts: Financial Recordkeeping and Reporting Regulations--Examination Procedures (8 KB PDF)

A.2040.3 Loan Portfolio Management: Comprehensive Mortgage Banking Examination Procedures (28.4 KB PDF)

A.4140.1 Real Estate Appraisals and Evaluations: Appendixes A-D (84.5 KB PDF)

A.5020.1 Overall Conclusions Regarding Condition of the Bank: Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System (70 KB PDF)

Subject Index (85 KB PDF)

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Last Update: November 29, 2017