Next Steps for Current Students

​Have you already passed one or more exams in the former curriculum? You have options! You can keep the momentum going in the former curriculum or you can switch to the new curriculum. Both options provide you with a clear path to completing your CEBS designation! 

 

NOTE: Exams for courses in the former curriculum will end on March 31, 2018.

What exam credit will transfer to the new CEBS?

In order to earn your CEBS credential, you can complete courses in the former program, or you can choose to take courses in the new program.​ ​All students who have passed GBA 1, GBA 2, RPA 1, and/or RPA 2 will be given credit for these courses in the new curriculum. All other CEBS courses are no longer part of the redesigned CEBS model.

​​​See how your completed courses​ apply to the new program.

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​​All students who have passed GBA 1, GBA 2, RPA 1 and/or RPA 2 will be given credit for these courses in the new tracks. All other CEBS courses are no longer part of the redesigned CEBS model. In order to earn your CEBS credential, you can complete courses in the former program, or you can choose to take courses in the new program.

Keep in mind these important points as you make your next move:

  • If you have credit (pass grade) for GBA 1 and GBA 2, you can earn your GBA designation by completing the GBA/ RPA 3 course in the new curriculum.
  • If you have credit for RPA 1 and RPA 2, you can earn your RPA designation by completing the GBA/RPA 3 course in the new curriculum.
  • If you elect to finish your GBA, RPA or both under the former curriculum, you will still need to take GBA/RPA 3 if you want to complete your CEBS under the new CEBS model.
  • Testing on courses in the former program will end on March 31, 2018.
  • To retain credit (pass grade) for any of the GBA and RPA courses transferred into the new track, you will need to pass any course in the new track by December 31, 2018. After that time, if you have not completed your CEBS designation or a course in the new track, credit for any courses completed in the former curriculum will expire and will no longer count toward completion of a course in the new CEBS program.​​​

Former Curriculum Course Information

Eight-Course Curriculum Model  - Enroll online or via pdf

Six Required Courses

  • GBA 1—Group Health Plan Design *
  • GBA 2—Group Benefits Management *
  • RPA 1—Retirement Plan Design 
  • RPA 2—Retirement Plan Management  
  • CMS 1—Human Resources and Compensation Management 
  • CMS 2—Compensation Concepts and Principles 

Two Electives (Any two of the following CEBS courses)

  • RPA 3—Asset Management 
  • RPA 4—Personal Wealth Management
  • GBA 3—Health Care Financing and Economics 
  • CMS 3—Executive Compensation and Compensation Issues​​

Former Curriculum Registration

For detailed Continuing Education information for the former curriculum, please click here.

If you are enrolling in your first course, you must enroll in the new curriculum.

* The textbook for GBA 1 and GBA 2 is sold out.


 

 Questions about your next step? Give us a call at (800) 449-2327, option 3 or e-mail cebs@ifebp.org.