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Canadian ISCEBS Fellowship Course/Examination

Testing window: April 15 through July 31

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 Compliance Credit

The course qualifies for CEBS Compliance 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.

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 2019

Group Benefits
Group Retirement
  1. The Bigger Picture - Status Report on Health Care and Private Drug Plans
  2. Stakeholders’ Perspectives and the Influencing Role of Behavioural Science
  3. Ripple Effects of Legislation and Proposed Public Program Initiatives
  4. Other Key Topics Impacting Workplaces and the Group Benefits Landscape
  1. The Bigger Picture - Status Report on Retirement
  2. Strategies for Improving Retirement Outcomes
  3. Legislation and Industry Guidelines
  4. The Retirement Industry - Facing the Future


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


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, Ontario and Saskatchewan.  

The Alberta Insurance Council approved the 2019 Continuing Education course for the following credits:
Group Benefits - 8 Life and 8 Accident & Sickness
Group Retirement - 11 Life and 11 Accident & Sickness

The Insurance Council of Manitoba approved the 2019 Continuing Ed Course for the following credits:
Group Benefits - 30 Life and/or A&S credits
Group Retirement - 30 Life and/or A&S credits

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

Credit is not available in Quebec. 

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)
2019 RIBO approval information will be posted as it become available.


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.