CEBS.

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Designation

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Why CEBS is Your Best Source for Benefits Education

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CEBS graduates are professionals who have earned the preeminent designation in employee benefits by passing a series of rigorous courses and examinations directed and developed by International Foundation academic partners, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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CEBS courses are focused and take an in-depth approach to plan design, funding and administration of group health and retirement benefits. Participants don’t just memorize a textbook. This comprehensive, accelerated, application-based education allows them to put their knowledge into action immediately, providing a more efficient and effective way to serve clients or plan participants.

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Companies, organizations and people respect those who have earned the CEBS designation. CEBS graduates are highly sought-after professionals who are critical thinkers who solve problems and communicate solutions. Companies look to CEBS graduates to be leaders—they’re not in the back room: they’re in the boardroom. Their knowledge, skills and competencies carry over to where your organization operates—now and in the future.

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CEBS graduates have also attested to a Professional Code of Conduct and a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirement. Many graduates and students join the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS). The Society offers a wealth of continuing education, volunteer and professional development resources and opportunities—empowering CEBS graduates with the tools they need to grow, advance and give back to their profession.

Invest in Your Team

CEBS delivers college-level education designed to fit within your education or professional development budget. Maximize the return on your investment -- look to CEBS to elevate your team and keep pace with today's ever-changing environment.

How CEBS Benefits Your Organization

Practical and Timely

Your team members are not generalists. They are benefits pros, ready to tackle today’s challenges. CEBS offers online convenience for today’s digital world and prepares your team to think strategically and make confident decisions.

Focused and Specialized

Succeeding in the industry requires a unique skillset. Streamlined CEBS courses provide laser-focused content centered on the core concepts of employee benefits.

Recognized and Respected

CEBS delivers professional expertise supported by research-based best practices with a curriculum developed by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania/ Dalhousie University.

Application-Based

Since real-world benefits do not work in tidy theory, each course has case studies. Your employees are not just learning; they are learning how to apply the concepts to their jobs from day one.

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Hire CEBS…Require CEBS.

You’re in good company with the many organizations that use CEBS to train their teams. A growing number of employers require or prefer the CEBS designation.

96% of CEBS graduates agreed that CEBS expanded their skills and knowledge to help them do their job better. 9 out of 10 graduates said the CEBS designation earned them respect from colleagues. 95% of employers pay for CEBS for their employees. 8 of 10 graduates said the CEBS designation qualified them for additional roles and responsibilities in their career. 74% said it gave them the knowledge to make or recommend plan design improvements for their employer.

What are Graduates Saying about CEBS?

impact.

“ When clients see the CEBS designation I think it gives them a level of confidence in me from the very start of the relationship.” 

Pam Alonge, CEBS CompliantHR Manager
Rockwell Collins
Winston Salem, North Carolina

knowledge.

“ The CEBS studies provided me with invaluable knowledge and confidence in my work. The comprehensive knowledge of CEBS is so much more that one can learn on-the-job and allows a more global view of your work and its impact on the organization.”

Nancy Pritz, CEBS Compliant
ISCEBS-Fellow
Senior Manager, Total Rewards
ACH Food Companies, Inc.
Oakwood Terrace, Illinois

confidence.

“ It’s been the equivalent of a master’s degree that doesn’t exist for those in the benefits field. It’s helped me to build my foundational knowledge and increased my confidence in my ability to be a strategic leader for my organization.”

Melissa Zaino, CEBS CompliantDirector of Benefits & HR Systems,
Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care
Wakefield, Massachusetts

respect.

“ CEBS has increased my awareness and reignited my passion for the benefits market landscape. Vendors, colleagues and my employer regard me as an industry expert who is well prepared to deal with day-to-day challenges and appreciate new industry best standards.”

Orchid Dobard, CEBS Compliant Advisor Health & Welfare
Shell Oil Company
Houston, Texas

credibility.

“ This designation gives you instant credibility in our industry. I don’t have to explain my commitment—It is in my signature line.”

Rick Adams, CEBS Compliant Assistant VP Employee Benefits,
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Waukee, Iowa

impact.

“ I speak a whole other language when it comes to how I sell, consult and help plan sponsors with their benefit programs. Without these courses I would lack the necessary skills to service the ongoing, challenging needs of Canada’s largest employers.””

Nicholas Landry, CEBS Compliant Senior Benefits Consultant
BFL Risk and Insurance Services
Toronto, Ontario

knowledge.

“ CEBS provided me with not only the required knowledge basis, it enhanced my skills to learn  and develop and provides a network of people and resources that promote self and team growth in the field of employee benefits and pensions as well as related fields such as HR.”

Lisa Watt, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow
Account Executive
Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario

confidence.

“ It gave me confidence in speaking about our plan, negotiating rates with our provider, and presenting changes and information to our members.”

Beverly Walker, CEBS Compliant Finance Officer
Northern Employee Benefit Services
Yellowknife, NT

respect.

“ I’m seen as a subject matter expert, and this has set me apart from colleagues who do not have the same designation.”

Maya Darghawth, CEBS Compliant  Advisor
Compensation and Benefits, City of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

credibility.

“ The CEBS designation has given me a foundation that helps individuals immediately regard me as a knowledgeable colleague within the group benefits sector.”

Jenna Kennedy, CEBS  Group Account Manager
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Saskatoon, SK