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Join the Community of Benefit Professionals

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) are sister organizations.  Along with its university partners, the Foundation developed and supports the CEBS designation.  The Society is an exclusive membership for CEBS students and designation holders.

Both organizations strive to serve the unique needs of the diverse benefits community.  While many of the services between the two organizations overlap, there are a few key differences.

Which membership works for you?


Join this group if you are looking for . . .

The largest, most diverse group in the benefits industry; access to multiemployer, public and single employer resources and all levels of education.


Join this group if you are looking for . . .

An affiliation of an elite group of peers, all of whom have earned their CEBS or are current students. Individuals are recognized for their demonstrated benefits knowledge.

Services offered to both memberships

Webcasts—Free access to live and recorded webcasts.

Today’s Headlines—Daily dose of the top benefit news stories carefully compiled from thousands of sources

Got a Benefits Question?—Our information specialists will provide personalized research for you, using reputable, vetted sources of information.

ACA University—24/7 resource for U.S. compliance questions, including answers to frequently asked questions, webcasts and articles.

Benchmarking studies—Gauge where your plan fits on key issues like ACA, Educational Assistance Plans, Workplace Wellness Initiatives and more

Extensive online resources including Samples Documents and InfoQuick.

Discounts on educational programs and products, and much more . . .

Services Unique to the International Foundation

  • Trustee Resource Center -All the information you need as a trustee regarding your fiduciary duties and responsibilites.
  • Eligibility to attend the Annual Employee Benefits Conference
  • Foundation Community—online networking forum with discussion groups including service providers, single employers, and Canadian plan sponsors.
  • Benefits Magazine—print edition of the monthly award-winning magazine covering the latest research, new approaches and best practices in U.S. benefits

Membership Structure

Individual and Organizational Membership Options


None—open to all

Join the International Foundation

Services Unique to the International Society

  • Local Chapters—Over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada provide local education and networking opportunities.
  • Membership Directory—printed and online directory for networking with peers.
  • ISCEBSLink—online networking community with other CEBS graduates and students.
  • NewsBriefs—Quarterly print newsletter featuring International Society and industry news. Society members also receive the electronic version of Benefits Magazin

Membership Structure

Individual memberships


Must enroll in a CEBS exam

Join the ISCEBS


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