​Summary of CEBS Compliance-Eligible Activities


ISCEBS Fellowship Exam

Annual continuing education exam available in two tracks. Passing the exam earns Compliance credit.

15 credits per track


Seated educational programs sponsored by ISCEBS, IFEBP or similar organizations at the national or chapter level

1 credit per 50-minute hour of education

CEBS Courses

Completing a U.S. or Canadian CEBS course (beyond those used to earn the designation) by passing the national examination.

30 credits per course

Undergraduate or Graduate Course Work

Completion of a relevant full-semester undergraduate or graduate course from an accredited college or university

College credits multiplied by the number of weeks in the semester

Licenses or Professional Designations

Courses completed to earn or maintain a professional designation relevant to the CEBS content domain area

1 credit per 50-minute hour of education, maximum of 30 credits

Local, Short or Online Programs

Local chapter programs, e-learning courses, Webinars

1 credit per 50-minute hour of education

Teaching/ Presenting

Conducting a class or presentation to a health, retirement or other employee benefits or compensation professionals in an online, classroom or conference setting

Up to 15 credits


Examples include published books, book chapters, articles for peer-reviewed scholarly journals, publications targeting a professional audience and other comparable published works.

Up to 15 credits