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Certified Employee Benefit Specialist

U.S. Program

Welcome to the CEBS program and congratulations for choosing to participate in the premier professional development program in the employee benefits and compensation industry.

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Should you have any questions on the program, curriculum or need assistance in planning your studies, do not hesitate to contact the CEBS staff at (800) 449-CEBS (2327), option 3. We look forward to helping you meet your personal and professional goals.

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Choose your designation

Choose your courses

Choose a study method to prepare for your exams

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We guarantee that you will find CEBS courses to be current, relevant and extremely valuable. When you complete the required courses and exams and finish your designation, you will join an elite group of professionals who are nationally recognized for their knowledge, dedication and commitment to excellence.

Questions? CEBS is here to assist you. Call us at (800) 449-CEBS (2327), option 3


About CEBS

The CEBS program offers four highly renowned designations in the U.S. and Canada covering all aspects of benefits and compensation. 

  • CEBS— The premier designation in total compensation, considered the standard of excellence in the industry 
  • GBA (Group Benefits Associate)— a specialty designation focusing on health care and other group benefits
  • RPA (Retirement Plans Associate)— a specialty designation focusing on all aspects of retirement plans
  • CMS (Compensation Management Specialist)— a specialty designation that focuses on compensation and human resources

CEBS features a unique partnership with two leading academic institutions. In the U.S., CEBS is cosponsored by the International Foundation and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In Canada, the International Foundation shares the honor with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia—all industry leaders in employee benefit and compensation education.

Each course requires successful completion of an exam.  There are a variety of study options, both on and off-line, to prepare for the exams.