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Examiner Certification Program (ECP) 

Eligible Participants

Participation in the Examiner Certification Program (ECP) is open to all state bank examiners who meet the qualifications for training and experience. Participation in the ECP is strictly voluntary. Refer to the Participant Handbook for details of all ECP processes, procedures, fees, and governance.

To Apply

Overview: An applicant should review all requirements of the designation for which he/she is applying before beginning the process. Visit the site for Safety & Soundness, Mortgage, and/or Specialty certifications on the left-hand menu to view detailed requirements for all available ECP credentials. Applicant and supervisor will be required to submit a signed Applicant/Supervisor Agreement (see ECP Documents on the right) before final application review may be completed.

Online: The online application process is the easiest and most secure way to apply for ECP certification. To begin the process online, request account setup by sending the applicant's name and email address, and the name and email address of his/her supervisor, to Both parties will receive a welcome email containing login information, demo video, and other pertinent information.

Paper: Paper applications are also available at the Downloadable and Printable Forms tab on the left of this page. A completed paper form should be emailed to or sent by regular mail to Rose Shaheen, CSBS Education Foundation, 1129 20th Street NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

Recertification: In order to maintain certification, ECP participants are required to complete continuing education hours over the three-year certification term (40 for specialty credentials, 63 for all others). Please consider your ability to meet this critical requirement before applying for certification.

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