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Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (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

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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.  All courses can be self-studied. Optional online classes are also available.

Inside this section

  • Program Background  – CEBS offers certification choices
  • Canadian CEBS Fees  – Canadian CEBS fee structure
  • U.S. CEBS Fees  – U.S. CEBS fees
  • Dalhousie  – CEBS has teamed with Dalhousie University to offer CEBS in Canada.
  • The Wharton School  – The Wharton School is our joint sponsor for the U.S. CEBS program.
  • Designations  – In addition to the CEBS designation, earn credentials in three distinct areas of specialization: group benefits, retirement and compensation.
  • Courses  – Course descriptions
  • Study Options  – Choose an online class or other study methods to prepare for the exams.
  • Online Study  – Instructor-led, online classes
  • Exams  – Take the exams
  • FAQ  – Frequently asked questions about the CEBS program
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Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)

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

  • CEBS Th​e 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

Register/Forms  

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.  All courses can be self-studied. Optional online classes are also available.

Inside this section

  • Program Background  – CEBS offers certification choices
  • CEBS Fees  – CEBS fee structure
  • Dalhousie  – CEBS has teamed with Dalhousie University to offer CEBS in Canada.
  • Designations  – In addition to the CEBS designation, earn credentials in three distinct areas of specialization: group benefits, retirement and compensation.
  • Courses  – Course descriptions
  • Study Options  – Choose an online class or other study methods to prepare for the exams.
  • Online Study  – Instructor-led, online classes
  • Exams  – Take the exams
  • FAQ  – Frequently asked questions about the CEBS program
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