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Continuing Education Examination Application | Insurance CE Credit

Canadian ISCEBS Annual Continuing Education Course/Examination

Testing window: April 15 through June 15, 2017

The Canadian Continuing Education courses/examinations are developed by Dalhousie University in Halifax and updated annually. These educational materials include selected readings, an introduction to each topic area, an outline of the subject matter and key concepts for review. 

CEBS Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit

The course qualifies for CEBS Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. The combined course fully satisfies the 30 credits needed for this reporting cycle; the health or retirement tracks earn 15 credits each.

Health Track: 15 credits
Retirement Track: 15 credits
Combined: 30 credits


Online Study Group

The International Society is again offering members the option to participate in an online study group for the continuing education course.

These online groups will be led by experienced, CEBS graduate professionals who also teach the online CEBS courses. Enrollment in the CE exam is not required to participate in the study group. Instructors and other details will be announced in early 2016.

Register for the online study group today. Once you register, more information and access to the study group environment will be provided.


Computer Based Testing


The Canadian exam will be offered at Prometric testing locations. This option will allow for a wider testing window and will offer immediate scoring.

The exam length is two hours regardless of whether you choose one track or both. The exam for each track will feature a maximum of 50 questions. If you test on both tracks, the exam will have up to 100 questions. The question structure (straight answer, multiple option and all except) will remain the same.

Continuing Education Examination Application

Course Topics for 2017
    

Group Benefits
Group Retirement
  1. Status Report on Health and Health Care
  2. Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Health Risks and Benefits Plan Performance
  3. Health Care Strategies in a Challenging Work Environment
  4. Workforce and Technology Issues
  1. Status Report on Retirement
  2. Risk Management Strategies for Plan Sponsors
  3. Legislative, Regulatory and Guidance Initiatives in Uncertain Times
  4. The Bigger Picture - Workforce Issues

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Exam Application Procedures

There is nonrefundable fee of $125 per track, or $195 for both. The examination application and fee must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. CEBS graduates and GBA, RPA and CMS designees who are Society members may file a membership/continuing education examination application. After receipt of your application and fee, a confirmation letter is generated and mailed to you within three weeks. If you do not receive this confirmation, contact the Society office to check the status of your application.

An applicant who fails to appear for the examination forfeits the filing fee. (The filing fee is not refundable or transferable to another year or to another individual.)

Continuing Education Examination Application

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Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Passing the ISCEBS Continuing Education course can be used to meet your recertification requirements. 30 credit hours are awarded for each track. Your pass notice from the Prometric  Testing Centre is your proof of satisfactory completion. CHRP recommends you retain all supporting documentation for at least six months after successful recertification. No further documentation is needed from the International Society.

Group Benefits Track:
30 General hours

Group Retirement Track:
30 General hours

Combined:
60 General hours

Insurance CE Credit

ISCEBS recommends 30 credit hours per course/track in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.  2017 information will be posted when it becomes available.

The Alberta Insurance Council approved the 2017 Continuing Education course for the following credits:
Group Benefits - 10 Accident & Sickness
Group Retirement - 10 Life

Insurance agents from Alberta and Manitoba, please contact the Society for a certification of completion.

The Chambre de la Sécurité Financière in Quebec will award 45 PDUs for each of the CE tracks.

All other provinces accept the pass notice from Prometric as the proof of credit earned. Contact ISCEBS for reporting procedures.

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO)
2017 RIBO approval information will be posted as it become available.

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Course Fees

  • Group Benefits Exam - $125
  • Group Retirement Exam - $125
  • Combined Exam - $195

Register Today​​

 

Course materials are available electronically in Members Only and will be mailed to those who have registered for the exam or have requested printed materials.