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U.S. ISCEBS Annual Continuing Education Course/Examination

2017 CBT testing window is April 15 through July 31.


The U.S. Continuing Education courses and examinations are developed by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 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)


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 2017.

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

Continuing Education Examination Application

Taking the Exam
The examination is administered via computer at locations throughout the United States during the testing window. Learn more about finding the examination sites for U.S. Continuing Education Courses.

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.

Examinations will be auto-scored -- individuals will receive a pass/not-passed grade immediately after completing the exam.

Exam Fees

Health Exam - $125
Retirement Exam - $125
Combined Exam - $195

Topics for 2017

Health Care and Other Programs
Retirement and Other Programs
  1. Leading Employer Health Plans Through Unchartered Conditions
  2. Strengthening Access to and Quality of Mental Health Benefits
  3. Ethical Considerations in Pursuit of Health Care Savings
  4. No Relief from Compliance Risks and Administrative Changes
  1. Analyzing Strategies to Secure Adequate Retirement Income
  2. Exploring Categories of Risks Including Sequence-of-Return Risks
  3. Prudent Management of ERISA Plans and Ethical Issues
  4. Confronting the Latest Compliance Requirements
 

Course materials are available in Members Only.

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Exam Application Procedures

There is a nonrefundable filing fee of $125 per track, or $195 for both, payable to the International Society. CEBS graduates and GBA, RPA and CMS designees who are Society members may submit a Continuing Education application.

All applicants receive a copy of the Examination Handbook with their confirmation letter. The Examination Handbook includes instructions for making, canceling, confirming and rescheduling a test appointment and finding a Prometric site in your area.

If you attempt to schedule a test appointment and are unable to get an acceptable appointment, refer to the Examination Handbook for pertinent information.

State Licensing and Professional Credit Information

Many Society members use the continuing education course/examination to meet licensing and other professional requirements. For further information, contact continuinged@ifebp.org.

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State Licensing and Professional Credit Information - 2017

Many members use the Society's continuing education course to meet licensing and other professional requirements. If you have any questions, please call the Society office at (262) 786-8771.

HRCI Credit for PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® Recertification

Passing the 2017 ISCEBS Continuing Education course can be used to meet your recertification requirements. HRCI awards 30 credit hours for each track. Your pass notice from the Prometric Testing Center is your proof of satisfactory completion. HRCI recommends you retain all supporting documentation for at least six months after successful recertification. No further documentation is needed from the International Society.

Health Track: 30 General hours
Retirement Track: 30 General hours
Combined: 60 General hours
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SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP

SHRM has approved 30 credits hours for each ISCEBS examination passed. Please contact the Society for a certificate.

Attorneys

State regulations vary as to whether self-study courses are accepted for credit. Attorneys in most states can seek approval of the continuing education course from the State Bar/Commission on Continuing Legal Education.
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CPA

The International Society of CEBS is not registered with the National Association of State Baords of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of self-study courses. Whether credit can be earned would be subject to your individual state board of accountancy regulations. Contact your state board of accountancy to determine if self-study courses are eligible for continuing education credit.
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Enrolled Actuaries

ISCEBS is a qualified sponsor of continuing education programs for enrolled actuaries under Section 20 CFR Part 90(g)(2)(iii) of the final rules and regulations governing those enrolled to perform actuarial services under ERISA. It is the actuary's responsibility to identify "core" and "noncore" hours of credit.
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Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)

The Society's program sponsor agreement has been accepted by the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners. 

The CFP® Board of Standards has approved the 2017 U.S. Course for:
Health Track: 7 Hours
Retirement Track: 4 Hours 
Combined Course: 11.0 hours

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IRS Enrolled Agents & Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents

The International Society is an approved IRS continuing education provider. 

The 2017 Health Care track has been approved for 14.0 general credit hours in the Qualified Retirement Plan Matters category and 2.0 credit hours in the Ethics category.

The 2017 Retirement track has been approved for 8.0 credit hours in the Qualified Retirement Plan Matters category and 2.0 credit hours in the Ethics category.

Approved audience: Enrolled Agents (EA)/Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents (ERPA). IRS CE is only mandatory for EAs and ERPAs.



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Insurance Producers - Insurance CE Credit

The ISCEBS will seek approval of the fellowship course only in states where this service is requested on exam application forms. Credit will no longer be available in all states that require insurance CE credit.

Credit for each individual track may vary. State regulations for reporting credit and for the maximum credit to be awarded vary.

If there is no indication that the course is pending approval in your state, you MUST contact us and request credit at least 45 days prior to your exam date. If your state is not approved, the last day to request CE is June 1, 2017

Do not sit for your exam until your state has been approved.


STATE ​2016 Credit Approval
2017 Credit Approval​
Alabama
Alaska**
Arizona Health Track:
12 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
Arkansas
California Health Track:
12 Accident & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life Only
2 Ethics
Combined:
12 AH
8 LO
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life Only/ Accident and Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life Only/Accident and Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life Only/Accident and Health
4 Ethics
ColoradoHealth Track:
12 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life, Accident & Health
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
ConnecticutHealth Track:
12 LH
4 LRE
Retirement Track:
8 LH
2 LRE
Combined:
20 LH
6 LRE
Health Track:
14 LH
2 LRE
Retirement Track:
8 LH
2 LRE
Combined:
22 LH
4 LRE
Delaware
Dist of Columbia
Florida
GeorgiaHealth Track:
6 Accident & Sickness
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
6 Life
2 Ethics
Combined:
6 Accident & Sickness
6 Life
4 Ethics
Health Track:
10 Accident & Sickness
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life
2 Ethics
Combined:
10 Accident & Sickness
8 Life
4 Ethics
Hawaii
Idaho
IllinoisHealth Track:
15 General
Retirement Track:
10 General
Combined:
25 General
Health Track:
14 General
Retirement Track:
10 General
Combined:
24 General
IndianaHealth Track:
10 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
18 General
6 Ethics
​Pending
IowaHealth Track:
12 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
KansasHealth Track:
12 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
KentuckyHealth Track:
12 Life & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 LIfe & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life & Health
6 Ethics
Louisiana
MaineHealth Track:
14 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life/Health
4 Ethics
MarylandHealth Track:
12 Life/Health
3 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life/Health
5 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life/Health
4 Ethics
MassachusettsHealth Track:
12 General
3 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
5 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
MichiganHealth Track:
12 Life/Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life/Health
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life/Health
4 Ethics
MinnesotaHealth Track:
12 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
10 General
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
Health Track:
16 General
Retirement Track:
10 General
Combined:
26 General
MississippiHealth Track:
12 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life, Accident & Health
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Cobmined:
22 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
MissouriHealth Track:
12 Life & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life & Health
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life & Health
2 Ethics/Suitability, Missouri Law and Dut.
Retirement Track:
8 Life & Health
2 Ethics/Suitability, Missouri Law and Dut.
Combined:
22 Life & Health
4 Ethics/Suitability, Missouri Law and Dut.

Montana
NebraskaHealth Track:
9 Life & Health
3 Ethics
Retirement Track:
6 Life & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
15 Life & Health
5 Ethics
Nevada
New Hampshire Health Track:
12 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
New JerseyHealth Track:
12 Health
Retirement Track:
8 Life
Health Track:
10 Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
6 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
10 Health
6 General
4 Ethics
New Mexico
New York Health Track:
16 B, LB, LB, LSB, LA/HA, PC
Retirement Track:
10 LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA
Combined:
16 B, LB, LB, LSB, LA/HA, PC
10 LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA
Health Track:
15 B, LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA, PC
3 B, GC, LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA, PC, PA
Retirement Track:
11 LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA
4 B, GC, LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA, PC, PA
Combined:
15 B, LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA, PC
11 LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA
7 B, GC, LB, LC, LSB, LA/HA, PC, PA
North Carolina Health Track:
12 General
3 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
5 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
North Dakota
OhioHealth Track:
12 General
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 General
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 General
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 General
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 General
4 Ethics
Oklahoma
OregonHealth Track:
12 LH
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 LH
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 LH
6 Ethics
PennsylvaniaHealth Track:
16 General
Retirement Track:
10 General
Combined:
26 General
Health Track:
16 General
Retirement Track:
10 General
Combined:
26 General
Rhode Island
South Carolina Health Track:
12 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life, Accident & Health
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
South Dakota
TennesseeHealth Track:
12 LHA/Annuities/Variable
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 LAH/Annuities/Variable
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 LAH/Annuities/Variable
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life/Accident/Health/Variable
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Accident/Health/Variable
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life/Accident/Health/Variable
4 Ethics
TexasHealth Track:
12 General
Retirement Track:
6.5 General
1.5 Ethics
Combined:
18.5 General
1.5 Ethics
​Pending
UtahHealth Track:
8 Accident/Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life/Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
8 Accident/Health
8 Life/Health
6 Ethics
Vermont
VirginiaHealth Track:
12 Life & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life & Health
6 Ethics
Health Track:
14 Life & Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life & Health
4 Ethics
WashingtonHealth Track:
12 total credits; including 3 ethics
Retirement Track:
8 total credits; including 2 ethics
Combined:
20 total credits; including 5 ethics
Health Track:
11 total credits; including 2 ethics
Retirement Track:
0 total credits; 2 ethics
Combined:
11 total credits; including 4 ethics
West Virginia
WisconsinHealth Track:
12 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
20 Life, Accident & Health
6 Ethics
Health Track;
14 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Retirement Track:
8 Life, Accident & Health
2 Ethics
Combined:
22 Life, Accident & Health
4 Ethics
Wyoming


updated 4/25/2017


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