CEBS Designation Offers More Flexible Testing Options

January 30, 2014

Brenda Hofmann
(262) 373-7756

Brookfield, Wisconsin—Beginning in April, Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) exams will move to computer-based testing providing CEBS students with the flexibility of year-round testing available at Prometric Testing Centres in Canada. Students will be able to schedule exams at their convenience – to accommodate both their professional and personel schedules and will receive instant grade results.

“We are thrilled about this initiative,” states Ann O’Neill, academic director of the Canadian CEBS Program at Dalhousie University. “Computer-based testing is an efficient way to provide a secure, consistent, individualized environment for certification while providing CEBS students with maximum flexibility to fit the CEBS exams into their already busy lives.”

In addition to more frequent and longer testing windows, computer-based testing will facilitate faster completion for those who felt constrained by the limited testing schedule when exams were offered nationally two times per year. To help students progress through the program, CEBS has added a number of online study classes during the summer to complement their spring and fall offerings.

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About the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a member-driven organization with five decades of experience as a leading objective source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information within the American and Canadian workplace. The Foundation’s expertise is industry wide; and it offers resources that include Foundation staff, training, conferences and research on topics critical to assisting its 33,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members respond to trends affecting the well-being of more than 25 million lives in North America. The Foundation co-sponsors the CEBS designation with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For additional information, visit