You may submit an application form online through ITA's website. Select a course from the list of courses, and on the interactive course description page, click "Apply Now" to complete the application form. You will receive a confirmation number by e-mail to be used in all future correspondence. Please obtain approval from your institution before you apply for a training program. Completed 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 catalogue. The Options Institute Program at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) carries a $775 tuition fee per participant. Participants are requested to pay the tuition fee with a credit card directly to the CBOE on the first day of the program.
In light of uncertainties involved with the more extensive travel arrangements required of those arriving from abroad, the Federal Reserve does not make lodging arrangements for participants attending programs in Washington, D.C. or elsewhere. It will be up to the participants to arrange their own accommodations. For those attending the joint International Monetary Fund/World Bank/Federal Reserve "Seminar for Senior Bank Supervisors from Emerging Economies" and the "Seminar on Policy Challenges for the Financial Sector" 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. Upon approval of an application, the participant will receive an e-mail from IntraLinks providing access to the secure online exchange where the program's participant letter and pre-course materials (if any) will be available approximately six weeks before the start of a program.
Business casual attire is permitted for all programs offered in this catalogue, except for the joint IMF/ World Bank/Federal Reserve seminars 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 if absences are unavoidable. 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 in place for your needs. Any medical costs incurred in the United States will be the participant's responsibility or the responsibility of 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.