Join the Community of Benefit Professionals

The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are sister organizations.  Along with its university partners, the Foundation developed and supports the CEBS designation.  The Society is an exclusive membership for CEBS students and designee holders.

Both organizations strive to serve the unique needs of the diverse benefits community.  While many of the services between the two organizations overlap, there are a few key differences.

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Which membership works for you?


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An affiliation of an elite group of peers, all of whom have earned their CEBS or are current students. Individuals are recognized for their demonstrated benefits knowledge.

Services offered:

  • Local Chapters—Over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada to provide local education and networking opportunities.
  • Membership Directory— Online directory for networking with peers.
  • ISCEBSLink—online networking community with other CEBS graduates and students.
  • Benefits Quarterly - Written by recognized experts, each issue delves into a particular issue or trend, covering it from multiple perspectives.
  • Newsbriefs—Quarterly print newsletter featuring International Society and industry news. Society members also receive the electronic version of Benefits Magazine

Membership Structure

Individual memberships


Must register for one CEBS exam

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Internation Foundation

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The largest, most diverse group in the benefits industry; access to multiemployer, public and single employer resources and all levels of education.

Services offered:

  • Eligibility to attend the Annual Employee Benefits Conference
  • Foundation Community—online networking forum with discussion groups including service providers, single employers, and Canadian plan sponsors.
  • Benefits Magazine—print edition of the monthly award-winning magazine covering the latest research, new approaches and best practices in U.S. benefits
  • Trustees Resource Center—receive guidance on legal and regulatory issues, investment management, financial reporting, retirement plans, defined benefit pension plans and health plans.​

Membership Structure

Individual and Organizational Memberships


None—open to all

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Services both memberships offer​

Webcasts—Free access to live and recorded webcasts.

Today’s Headlines—Daily dose of the top benefit news stories carefully compiled from thousands of sources

Information Center—Our information specialists will provide personalized research for you, using reputable, vetted sources of information.

ACA University—24/7 resource for U.S. compliance questions, including answers to frequently asked questions, webcasts and articles.

Benchmarking studies—Gauge where your plan fits on key issues like ACA, Educational Assistance Plans, Workplace Wellness Initiatives and more.

Legal and Legislative TrackersA listing of proposed and enacted legislative bills related to employee benefits in a convenient, easy-to-scan format.

Sample Documents, View sample employee benefits documents for benefit plans including retirement (401(k)s and defined benefit pensions), health, wellness, tuition reimbursement, vacation and paid time off (PTO).

InfoQuickGet immediate answers to pre-determined areas of benefits. ​

Discounts on educational programs and products, and much more...