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With the unprecedented pace of new requirements and changes to existing regulations, regulatory compliance has become a “hot button” for bank examiners. Added to this are the additional pressures regulators are placing on financial institutions and their compliance officers to demonstrate that they are receiving ongoing regulatory compliance training and are highly proficient in the area. — Patsy Parkin of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
The regulators are looking for evidence that your bank puts a premium on compliance. They want to know that your compliance officer’s skills are up-to-date with the latest compliance demands.
You can give them what they’re looking for, and ensure that your bank’s compliance efforts are correct, when your compliance officer completes the Sheshunoff® Regulatory Compliance Certification Program.
Successful completion of all five modules earns your candidate certification as a Sheshunoff Compliance Officer with a certificate suitable for framing and hanging on your wall. And it’s all done right in your bank at your candidate’s own pace and convenience.
There are five modules that make up the Regulatory Compliance Certification Program. Each one covers a single key area of compliance in detail. The modules can be completed in any order, so your candidate can get up-to-speed on the issues of greatest concern to you first and tackle other modules later.
Your compliance officer does each module at his or her own pace, right in the bank. Self-paced training has proven to be an effective, and cost-effective, way to really learn a subject in detail. More is learned and retained when the training is self-paced, and the manual later becomes a handy reference to refresh the user’s memory and get fast answers.
We send you one module at a time. When the course work for a module has been completed to the candidate’s satisfaction, he or she sends for a final exam on that module. The exam is also taken in the bank and returned to us for grading. Passing grades earn a certificate for that module.
When a regulator sees a Sheshunoff Compliance Officer Certificate hanging on your wall, it’s a sign that your compliance officer has the skills and knowledge necessary to handle today’s compliance challenges. To earn the certificate, simply complete all five modules of the Regulatory Compliance Certification Program within a two-year period.
Each module includes a manual with all the information you need, review questions, and chapter tests to reinforce the information. Plus, you get a full year of Updates to ensure that the candidate is learning the latest requirements.
When all five modules have been successfully completed within the two-year time frame, the candidate will receive a certificate with his or her name to show the regulators, and others, that your bank has recognized and met the serious, demanding challenges of compliance.
Patsy Parkin is a consultant, specializing in bank regulatory compliance, to the law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada in Jackson, Mississippi. Formerly, she was vice president and compliance officer with Deposit Guaranty Corp., where she was responsible for maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations and conducting internal training. Mrs. Parkin conducts monthly training for the Mississippi Regulatory Compliance Group, and is the author of several leading regulatory compliance titles. See all works by Ms. Parkin