Licensing and Professional Credit

State Licensing and Professional Credit Information

Many CEBS registrants use CEBS courses to meet licensing and other continuing professional education requirements. The following information is provided to give you a basic unde​rstanding of the continuing education credit available for completing a CEBS course. Credit hours and filing procedures vary by discipline and from state to state. If you plan to use a CEBS course for continuing education credit, please call the International Foundation for instructions and filing information.

CPAs

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is not registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of self-study courses. The CEBS self-study format does not meet NASBA standards for interactive self-study.

Whether credit can be earned for CEBS courses when self-studied and the examination is passed would be subject to the individual state boards of accountancy regulations. Contact your state board of accountancy to determine if self-study courses are eligible for continuing education credit.

Attorneys

Credit is contingent upon whether the state granting credit accepts self-study courses or whether they were attended at a college/university. In either case, attorneys generally are more successful in receiving CLE credit if they apply for credit on an individual basis and explain how the content of the CEBS course relates to their practice of law.

Enrolled Actuaries

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is an accepted sponsor under Section 20, CFR Part 901(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" credit hours. 

Human Resource Professionals

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

The International Foundation is an approved provider with SHRM.   Please contact the CE Dept. for reporting information at continuinged@ifebp.org.    

PHRs/SPHRs/GPHRs

Passing a CEBS examination can be used to meet your recertification requirements. HRCI awards 30 credit hours for each CEBS examination passed. 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 Foundation.

For continuing education credit information on other professions, call (262) 786-6710, option 2 or e-mail at continuinged@ifebp.org.

Insurance Producers

Most CEBS courses are accepted for credit in states that require continuing education credit for insurance producers. The assigned hours of credit and the reporting procedures vary from state to state.

To request credit for passing an examination:

  • Complete the Continuing Education Credit section of the CEBS Order Form. Make sure to indicate the state you are licensed in. Please update your license/NPN information as needed.
  • A $75 late fee will apply for late requests made after exam pass date.
  • Credit will be issued for successfully completed exams no later than 30 days after the exam takes place. (Reporting requirements vary by state.)

Select your state from the drop-down option below to view the new CEBS course insurance approvals. If the course is not approved in your state, credit CANNOT be administered. If you are seeking insurance continuing education credit, never take your exam until you are certain your license state has approved the course AND your request for continuing education credit has been processed. Please note the date of expiration.