- an online application
- an official endorsement letter
Online Application. In order to attend a training program, please complete and submit the course application form found on the course description page. Access the application form by clicking on Courses above, and and clicking again on the name of a course from the list of courses. On the course description page, click the "Apply Now" button to open the application form. Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement via e-mail with a reference number for use in all future e-mail correspondence.
Official Endorsement Letter. All applications must be officially endorsed by the learner's institution. Applications will not be processed until we receive an official letter signed by an officer of the institution stating the name of the nominee(s), as well as the names and dates of the course(s) for which they are nominated. Alternatively, when individuals have not yet been identified and an institution wants to reserve seats in a program, the letter may state the number of seats requested along with the name and dates of the program(s). The names of all nominees and all applications must be received three weeks before the start of a program or the seats will be forfeited. The letter may be scanned and e-mailed to BSRInternationalTraining@frb.gov or faxed to +1-202-452-6417.
Please also mail the original letter to:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Attn: Mr. Amol B. Vaidya
International Training and Assistance
Mail Stop #1800
20th and Constitution Ave NW
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 the catalog. The Options and Risk Management program (also known as 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 catalog-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 an e-mail with the program's participant letter and pre-course materials (if any). Please keep in mind that this information may not be available more than 6 weeks before the start of the program.
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.
Travel and Medical Insurance
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. Amol Vaidya 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.