Onli​ne Study Groups With Instructor Support

Online CEBS​​ study groups are an optional educational tool designed to complement the self-study approach. Offered over a 12-week perio​​d during the spring, summer and fall, online study groups give structure to your study and are facilitated by established and experienced CEBS professionals.

Online study groups include:

  • Instructor notes for each module
  • Brief audio overview of each module
  • Quizzes, interactive games, discussion and activities based on the Benefits in Action cases
  • Two instructor-led live review sessions
  • Printable flashcards for each module to help with mastery of Key Terms/Concepts
  • Discussion questions on each module posted weekly
  • Opportunity to ask questions and network with others in the class
  • Group is available 24/7 online, throughout the 12 weeks, giving you the flexibility to study wherever and whenever you need to.

What does an online instructor do?

Your online instructor has many roles including:

  • Designing all content and activities in your class to help you retain knowledge and study for your CEBS Exam
  • Facilitating live review sessions
  • Monitoring the discussion forum to provide clarification and guidance to learners
  • Creating discussion questions for each module and Benefits in Action Mini Case to stimulate engagement and learning about employee benefits
  • Sharing his/her real world experience about being a benefits professional
  • Answering questions that students submit via the discussion forum, email, and private message

Get to Know the Instructors

Chris Healy, Ph.D., CEBS, PHR, SHRM-CP
GBA 1
Chris Healy, Ph.D., CEBS, PHR,
SHRM-CP

Assistant Professor, Management
Dixie State University
Mark Dunlop, CEBS, AEF, AFC, CFP, ChFC, CLU, FLMI, REBC, RHU
GBA 2
Mark Dunlop, CEBS, AEF, AFC, CFP, ChFC, CLU, FLMI, REBC, RHUPrincipal
Designed Benefit Incentives
Elizabeth McBurney, CEBS
GBA/RPA 3
Elizabeth McBurney, CEBS
Assistant Human Resources Manager/Benefits Manager
Columbia County Board of Commissioners
Elizabeth Allen, CEBS
RPA1
Elizabeth Allen, CEBS
VP, Benefits Compliance and Counsel
NFP

Get to Know the Instructors

Sheila Phillips, CEBS
GBA 1
Sheila Phillips, CEBS
Consultant
Group Benefits
Nick Landry, CEBS
GBA 2
Nick Landry, CEBS
BFL Canada – Consulting Services Inc.
Senior Benefits Consultant
Patricia Noble, CEBS
GBA/RPA 3
Patricia Noble, CEBS
Director of Policy, Research and Labour Market Analysis
Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour, New Brunswick s
Jeff Billard, CEBS
RPA 1
Jeff Billard, CEBS
Policy Advisor
CAAT Pension Plan
Ryan McCarthy, CEBS
RPA2
Ryan McCarthy, CEBS
Investment Funds Consultant 
London Life/Great West Life Assurance Co.

How to enroll in an online study group

Submit the enrollment form along with the online study group fee.

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How to enroll in an online study group

Submit the enrollment form along with the online study group fee.

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Online Study Group Schedule | U.S. 

Summer 2022 | May 16th-August 5th

  • GBA 1 —​​​ Directing Benefits Programs Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Strategic Benefits Management
  • RPA 1 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 2

Fall 2022 | September 5th-November 25th

  • GBA 1 —​​​ Directing Benefits Programs Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Strategic Benefits Management
  • RPA 1 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 2

Spring 2023 | January 23rd-April 14th*

  • GBA 1 —​​​ Directing Benefits Programs Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Strategic Benefits Management 
  • RPA 1 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 2

Summer 2023 | May 15th-August 4th*

  • GBA 1 —​​​ Directing Benefits Programs Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Strategic Benefits Management
  • RPA 1 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 2

Fall 2023 | September 4th-November 24th*

  • GBA 1 —​​​ Directing Benefits Programs Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Strategic Benefits Management
  • RPA 1 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Directing Retirement Plans Part 2


* Tentative dates

Online Study Group Schedule | Canada 

Summer 2022 -  May 9th-July 29th

  • GBA 1 — ​​​Managing Benefit Plans Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Managing Benefit Plans Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Navigating the Plan Environment
  • RPA 1 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • There will not be a session for RPA 2 during this time frame.

Fall 2022 - August 22nd-November 11th

  • GBA 1 — ​​​Managing Benefit Plans Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Managing Benefit Plans Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Navigating the Plan Environment
  • RPA 1 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 2

Spring 2023 - January 16th-April 7th*

  • GBA 1 — ​​​Managing Benefit Plans Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Managing Benefit Plans Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Navigating the Plan Environment
  • RPA 1 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 2

Summer 2023 - May 8th-July 28th*

  • GBA 1 — ​​​Managing Benefit Plans Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Managing Benefit Plans Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Navigating the Plan Environment
  • RPA 1 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 2

Fall 2023 - August 21st-November 10th*

  • GBA 1 — ​​​Managing Benefit Plans Part 1
  • GBA 2 — Managing Benefit Plans Part 2
  • GBA/RPA 3 — Navigating the Plan Environment
  • RPA 1 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 1
  • RPA 2 — Managing Retirement Plans Part 2

* Tentative dates



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


 

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