Why CEBS is Your Best Source for Benefits Education


CEBS graduates are professionals who have earned the preeminent designation in employee benefits by passing a series of rigorous courses and examinations directed and developed by International Foundation academic partners, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


CEBS courses are focused and take an in-depth approach to plan design, funding and administration of group health and retirement benefits. Participants don’t just memorize a textbook. This comprehensive, accelerated, application-based education allows them to put their knowledge into action immediately, providing a more efficient and effective way to serve clients or plan participants.


Companies, organizations and people respect those who have earned the CEBS designation. CEBS graduates are highly sought-after professionals who are critical thinkers who solve problems and communicate solutions. Companies look to CEBS graduates to be leaders—they’re not in the back room: they’re in the boardroom. Their knowledge, skills and competencies carry over to where your organization operates—now and in the future.


CEBS graduates have also attested to a Professional Code of Conduct and a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirement. Many graduates and students join the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS). The Society offers a wealth of continuing education, volunteer and professional development resources and opportunities—empowering CEBS graduates with the tools they need to grow, advance and give back to their profession.

How CEBS Benefits Your Organization

Practical and Timely

Your team members are not generalists. They are benefits pros, ready to tackle the tough stuff. Strategic thinkers. The go-to people when obstacles need crushing. The new CEBS offers online convenience for today’s digital world.

Academic Partners

CEBS has kicked it up a notch. Ready to meet your team on their path to greatness for your company. Spot-on, high-caliber knowledge from academic partners that is an eye-catcher.

Widely Recognized

Recognized as an industry leader for over 40 years, CEBS is the one you need. Ramp up your team and the attractiveness of your company to your clients and plan participants with these four letters that make a statement.


Because real-world benefits do not work in tidy theory, each course has case studies. Your employees are not just learning; they are learning how to apply the concepts to their jobs from day one.

Designed for You

The new CEBS has arrived. The curriculum is focused, applicable. The delivery is engaging. And where you want your team to go? They are going to get there faster.

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What are Graduates Saying about CEBS?


“Employee benefits is a crowded industry in which it can be extremely difficult to ascertain the quality of someone’s credentials. The CEBS designation is easily recognizable, providing instant credibility in a profession where the first impression is often the most important.”

Samuel A. Henson, J.D., CEBSVP Director Legislative/Regulatory Affairs
Lockton Companies
Kansas City, MO


“Having your CEBS shows your commitment to your profession and ongoing education. It has had an impact with introducing me to new clients.”

Carrie Kurtz, CEBSAccount Executive, Manulife Financial
Kitchener, ON