International Foundation e-learning courses may qualify for continuing education (CE) credit. Guidelines for obtaining CE can be found below:
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP | PHR/SPHR/GPHR
The International Foundation has sought general pre-approval from HRCI and SHRM for most e-learning courses. Refer to the
Credit Hours table to determine how many credit hours are awarded for each course.
(The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)
The International Foundation's e-learning courses can be used to meet licensing and other continuing professional education requirements. While the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans does not issue CEUs, most state boards that oversee the licensure of professionals or organizations requiring recertification credit for professional designations will accept International Foundation programs and courses for their continuing education requirements. The Foundation’s procedures for course development, retention of records, and length of class hours are in compliance with most mandated professional continuing education regulations.
It is important to note that credit hours and filing procedures vary by discipline and state. The following information is provided to give you a basic understanding of the continuing education credit available for completing an e-learning course. Please contact the International Foundation’s
Continuing Education Department if you have any questions.
Insurance Continuing Education Credit is available in some states for e-learning courses. Please select your license state below to see which courses are approved in your state and how many credits are available. Some states require that the course exam be monitored. Please select your license state below for requirements and a link to the monitor form, if needed.
CE Request Form
Insurance professionals licensed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario can use Canadian e-learning courses to meet continuing education requirements.
Retirement Plan Courses
Each course is approved for 4.0 hours of Life credit in both Alberta and Manitoba.
Group Benefit Courses
Each course is approved for 4.0 hours of Life/Accident & Sickness credit in both Alberta and Manitoba.
Credit is not deemed to be "technical" insurance credit for property/casualty license holders.
CE Request Form
At the present time, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of
group-live programs only. Therefore, credit cannot be earned for self-study programs, including the e-learning courses.
Credit is contingent upon whether the state granting credit accepts self-study courses. The e-learning courses have not been submitted for pre-approval to any CLE state. 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 particular course relates to their practice of law. For assistance contact the International Foundation’s
Continuing Education Department.
Certified Financial Planners
Effective January 1, 2006, CE taken by CFP certificants to meet the renewal requirement must be taken from CE sponsors who are registered with CFP Board. The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a registered CE sponsor with the CFP Board and has been assigned Sponsor ID# 286. The only programs that must be pre-approved by the CFP Board are programs that meet CFP Board’s two-hour
Code of Ethics and/or
Practice Standards requirement. Even though the e-learning courses have not been pre-approved by the CFP Board, it still may be possible to earn credit. The CFP certificant is responsible for determining whether a course meets CFP Board requirements and is qualified for CE credit. Certificants may call or write
CFP Board to verify acceptance.
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 “non-core” credit hours.
Contact the Foundation's Continuing Education Department at (262) 786-6710, option 2 or