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How to Get Your CEBS

Are you ready to elevate your career? Earn your CEBS designation by completing the five required courses indicated below. Along the way, earn your Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) to complete your benefits mastery!

CEBS Designation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

​How CEBS Works

Get ready to jump right in. The new CEBS offers streamlined core courses with laser-focused content so you can learn more in less time. You are only three simple steps away from beginning your CEBS journey.

New CEBS Registration

Former CEBS Registration

Please contact Customer Service at (800) 449-2327, option 3 or cebs@ifebp.org.  

New CEBS Registration

Former CEBS Registration

Please contact Customer Service at (844) 809-2698, or cancebs@ifebp.org.  

How to Take a Course

Your best CEBS journey depends on your experience, your learning style and may even vary from course to course. The new CEBS is designed to flex to fit you.

CEBS Required Courses

Earn your CEBS designation by successfully completing five required course exams. We recommend starting with GBA 1 or RPA 1 and work toward earning your Group Benefits Associate (GBA) or Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) on your path to the full CEBS.

  • GBA 1—​​​Directing Benefits​ Programs Part 1
  • GBA 2—Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3—Strategic Benefits Management
  • RPA 1—Directing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2—Directing Retirement Plans Part 2
  • GBA 1—Managing Benefit Plans Part 1
  • GBA 2—Managing Benefit Plans Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3—Navigating the Plan Environment
  • RPA 1—Managing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2—Managing Retirement Plans Part 2​

Study Options

Choose a study method and timeline that fits you. Consider your professional and educational experience with the content of each course—You'll find a path that fits your needs for each course.

  • Self-Study
    Each course Study Guide is designed to guide you through the content that will be covered on that exam. You receive a textbook, a printed copy of the Study Guide and access to an online environment with added digital features, including supplemental readings and a practice exam.
  • Instructor-Led Online Classes
    Optional online classes complement the self-study approach with added instruction, guidance and community support.​
  • Formal Classes
    There are a few select locations that offer formal CEBS courses.
  • Self-Study
    Each course Study Guide is designed to guide you through the content that will be covered on that exam. You receive a textbook, a printed copy of the Study Guide and access to an online environment with added digital features, including supplemental readings and a practice exam.
  • Instructor-Led Online Classes
    Optional online classes complement the self-study approach with added instruction, guidance and community support.​
  • Formal Classes
    There are a few select locations that offer formal CEBS courses.

​Your Commitment

​The new CEBS focused curriculum allows students to attain the credential in less than three years. ​​Course costs vary depending on the study method you choose. 


 

New York Scholarship Opportunity

If you are a current or recent graduate of a New York State public university, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship to participate in the CEBS program.  This scholarship is made possible by the former New York State Public Sector Coalition on Health Benefits.  [MORE]


 

Frequently Asked Questions | Contact Us

Still looking for more information? Check out CEBS FAQ for further details on curriculum updates. ​
​Questions about your next step? Give us a call at (800) 449-2327, option 3 or e-mail cebs@ifebp.org.

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