Across the country and around the world employers are challenged to maximize the value produced by their human capital. For those who work in and around the benefits and compensation profession, the need for knowledge across functions and borders has never been greater. As the industry has changed, so has the Certificate Series, always producing courses that are relevant and timely.

Since its inception in the late 1990s, thousands of individuals representing hundreds of organizations have looked to the Certificate Series to help them develop solutions to the issues they face while meeting their development objectives. With learning opportunities for both domestic and international benefits and compensation professionals, the highly rated Certificate Series offers a practical approach to learning through interaction, networking, application and up-to-date resources.

When you complete a certificate program, you will have gained knowledge in one of the functional areas of total compensation, applied that knowledge in a real-life case study, and have something to show for it—your Certificate of Achievement from the leading educator in the industry: the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Course Structure

Day One: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Day Two: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

How to Earn an International Foundation Certificate

  1. Determine the track that best suits your career goals.
  2. Attend the required courses in their entirety. Except for the Global Benefits Management program and Certificate in Canadian Benefits, each course is two days and each certificate consists of three courses. Due to the unique travel schedules of those who work in global benefits, the Certificate in Global Benefits Management consists of one 4½ day course and the Certificate in Canadian Benefit Plans is a 2½  day course.
  3. Actively participate in the case study to apply the knowledge you have learned.

Courses are offered multiple times each year in different cities. See the schedule to make your course selections. Courses may also be offered at your location. Learn more about hosting a Certificate Series course.


International Certificates