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 periodically

Entire manual (7.9 MB PDF)

Manual by Section

Manual Contact Information (93 KB PDF)

Table of Contents (28 KB PDF)

Supplements (107 KB PDF)

Foreword (30 KB PDF)

1000 Supervisory Process (757 KB PDF)

2000 Assets (2.8 MB PDF)

3000 Capital, Earnings, Liquidity, and Sensitivity to Market Risk (661 KB PDF)

4000 Management Activities and Internal Controls (1.6 MB PDF)

5000 Other Examination Areas (752 KB PDF)

6000 Bank Regulations (510 KB PDF)

7000 International (661 KB PDF)

8000 Statutes Administered by the Federal Reserve (126 KB PDF)

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Last Update: November 28, 2023