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Certificate Series

  • Multiemployer
  • Public Employee
  • Corporate/Single Employer
*These courses apply to more than one certificate.
  • Certificate in Benefit Plan Administration

    The complexities of managing and administering employee benefit plans in today’s environment require knowledge and skills in a variety of areas. The Certificate in Benefit Plan Administration provides a survey of the core operational and strategic areas, including human resource strategies, risk management, communication, technology, funding/ finance and vendor management, and it helps you adapt your total rewards strategies to your organization’s needs.

  • Certificate in Benefits and Compensation

    Attracting and retaining a productive workforce requires balancing the three key components of a total rewards strategy: compensation, health plans and retirement plans. The Certificate in Benefits and Compensation provides a survey of these three components as well as a chance to develop your baseline technical skills in compensation concepts.

  • Certificate in Health and Welfare Plans

    As the legislative and regulatory landscape in health care continues to evolve, it is important to stay informed about the latest changes and trends. The Certificate in Health and Welfare Plans provides plan management strategies and plan design options, including managed care fundamentals, consumer-driven health care and valuebased strategies as well as a survey of ancillary benefit plans.

  • Certificate in Public Sector Benefits Administration

    The public sector has unique characteristics that impact how employee benefits are managed. Financing, politics, and the legal and regulatory environment pose challenges and opportunities that require professionals to understand how public plans operate. The Certificate in Public Sector Benefits Administration is earned by taking one core class that provides a survey of public sector benefits administration and two elective courses. Select your elective courses to tailor your learning to your specific needs.

  • Certificate in Retirement Plans

    The challenges of funding for retirement have brought a host of changes in the laws, regulations and trends that impact retirement plans. The Certificate in Retirement Plans provides a survey of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, Social Security, investment principles, and the legal and regulatory environment—from a historical perspective through today.

  • Certificate in Strategic Benefits Management

    The complexities of managing total rewards programs in today’s changing landscape require a broad, strategic perspective as well as the ability to align programs with overall business needs and human resource goals. The Certificate in Strategic Benefits Management will help you define your objectives for attracting, motivating, supporting and retaining talent in your organization. Receive tools to measure the effectiveness of your programs— in both return on investment and the impact on your company culture.

*These courses apply to more than one certificate.

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from industry experts and your peers.
  • Gain valuable written materials and resources.
  • Discuss the strategies that plans are implementing.
  • Connect with others  dealing with similar issues.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge through interactive exercises and case studies.

​Who Should Attend

  • Benefits professionals
  • Human resource generalists who deal with plan participants
  • Administrative and customer service staff
  • Representatives of insurance companies and third-party administrators
  • Professionals in all service areas, including consulting, law and financial service
  • Communication, marketing and sales professionals
  • Benefit plan trustees who need to understand the technical aspects of the plans they serve


Certificate Series instructors are skilled educators, researchers and lead authorities in their field.


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