CEBS has introduced a universal continuing professional education (CPE) requirement for all holders of the CEBS credential—past, present and future graduates of both the U.S. and Canadian CEBS programs.
CPE-Compliant Graduates Listing
This page lists the CEBS graduates in the U.S. and Canada
(listed by state or province) who have successfully completed the requirements
to be recognized as CPE compliant. By participating in CPE, these individuals
reaffirm their commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth. CPE
compliance ensures the CEBS designation—and the collective industry knowledge it
represents—remains visible and strong.
Report Your CPE Activities Online Anytime
You can enter, view or edit your CPE activities and credits through your International Foundation profile. Log in at
www.ifebp.org/myprofile and click "Manage Your CPE Credits" to the right of your name. You are considered compliant immediately upon reporting 30 credits during a reporting period.
Enter Your CPE Activities
If you need assistance, contact the CEBS customer service team during business hours at 800-449-2327, option 3 or
Download the Catalog
What does this mean for you?
It means that the professional development activities you are already doing—for professional enrichment, to maintain a license or designation, or just to stay up-to-date—can be formally recognized for contributing to the professional currency that CEBS graduates are known for.
The intent of the CPE program is to reward and recognize those who continue their efforts to keep up-to-date with the diverse and constantly evolving employee benefits field, and to provide a standard for CEBS graduates to publicize their CPE-compliant status to the industry they serve. There is no expiration or revocation policy for the CEBS credential for noncompliance with CPE.
CPE enhances your reputation as a CEBS professional
No matter when you attained your CEBS designation, one thing is certain: the employee benefits landscape is shifting dramatically with each passing year. Regulatory developments, economic forces and marketplace trends have amplified the need for CEBS graduates to continually expand their industry knowledge. In doing so, they are updating their expertise in order to properly advise and/or administer the benefit plans they serve.
Like most CEBS graduates, you’re probably keeping up with these changes with various continuing education activities. With the introduction of CPE, you can publicize your commitment to ongoing professional development and earn industry recognition for the professional development activities that you’re already doing.
Beyond that, it publicly affirms the caliber of the professional designation you’ve achieved. When employers, regulators, colleagues and other industry professionals work with or consider a CPE-compliant CEBS graduate, they can be confident of that person’s knowledge, commitment and expertise.
The sections below explain the CPE requirement in full. Familiarity with this information will help you be sure you're earning and reporting your credits correctly. If you prefer, a printable/downloadable version is available, or you can request a copy in the mail.