CEBS.

Four Letters That Make a Statement—Past, Present, Future.

Instructor-Led Onli​ne Classes

Online CEBS​​ classes 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 classes give structure to your study and are facilitated by established and experienced CEBS professionals.

Online classes 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
  • Class 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

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

Vice President of Human Resources
Performance Foodservice—Temple
GBA 2
Mark Dunlop, CEBS, AEF, AFC, CFP, ChFC, CLU, FLMI, REBC, RHUPrincipal
Designed Benefit Incentives
GBA/RPA 3
Elizabeth McBurney, CEBS
Assistant Human Resources Manager/Benefits Manager
Columbia County Board of Commissioners
RPA1
Elizabeth Allen, CEBS
VP, Benefits Compliance and Counsel
NFP

Get to Know the Instructors

GBA 1
Sheila Phillips, CEBS
Consultant
Group Benefits
GBA 2
Cindy Arcand, CEBS
Manager/Director
Employee Benefits and Retirement Programs
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
RPA 1
Jeff Billard, CEBS
Policy Advisor
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
RPA2
Christopher Lackey, M.B.A., CEBS
Associate Advisor/Business Partner
Investment Planning Council

How to enroll in an online class

Submit the enrollment form along with the online class fee. You must be enrolled in the corresponding exam in order to participate in the online class. Choose a testing quarter that will give you ample time to study during the online class and to review after the class concludes.

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How to enroll in an online class

Submit the enrollment form along with the online class fee. You must be enrolled in the corresponding exam in order to participate in the online class. Choose a testing window that will give you ample time to study during the online class and to review after the class concludes.

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Online Class Schedule | U.S.

Fall 2019 | September 9th-November 29th

 
  • 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 2020 | January 27th-April 17th

  • 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 2020 | May 18th-August 7th

  • 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

Online Class Schedule | Canada

Fall 2019 - August 26th- November 15th

  • 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 2020 - January 20th- April 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

 

Summer 2020 - May 11th- July 31st

  • 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


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