Earning Designations

The CEBS program offers four highly renowned designations in the U.S. covering all aspects of benefits and compensation.

  • CEBS:  The premier designation in total compensation, considered the standard of excellence in the industry.
  • GBA (Group Benefits Associate):  A specialty designation focusing on health care and other group benefits.
  • RPA (Retirement Plan Associate):  A specialty designation focusing on all aspects of retirement plans.
  • CMS (Compensation Management Specialist):  A specialty designation that focuses on compensation and human resources.

CEBS features a unique partnership with two leading academic  institutions in the U.S. CEBS is cosponsored by the International Foundation and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Each course requires successful completion of an exam. There are a variety of study options, both on and off line, to prepare for the exam.

Designation Curriculums

  • CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist)
    • Six Required Courses:
      • GBA 1: Group Health Plan Design
      • GBA2: Group Benefit Management
      • RPA 1: Retirement Plan Design
      • RPA 2: Retirement Plan Management
      • CMS 1: Human Resources and Compensation Management
      • CMS 2: Compensation Concepts and Principles
    • Two Elective Courses:
      • GBA 3: Health Care – Financing and Economics
      • RPA 3: Asset Management
      • RPA 4: Personal Wealth Management
      • CMS 3: Executive Compensation & Compensation Issue
  • GBA (Group Benefit Associate)
    • Three Required Courses:
      • GBA 1: Group Health Plan Design
      • GBA2: Group Benefit Management
      • GBA 3: Health Care – Financing and Economics
  • RPA (Retirement Plan Associate)
    • Two Required Courses:
      • RPA 1: Retirement Plan Design
      • RPA 2: Retirement Plan Management
    • One Elective Course:
      • RPA 3: Asset Management
      • RPA 4: Personal Wealth Management
  • CMS (Compensation Management Specialist)
    • Three Required Courses:
      • CMS 1: Human Resources and Compensation Management
      • CMS 2: Compensation Concepts and Principles
      • CMS 3: Executive Compensation & Compensation Issues

For a complete description of course listings, visit the ISCEBS website at www.iscebs.org

 

Society Fellowship

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One year of Fellowship status is awarded to CEBS graduate members who pass one track of the continuing education examination, or two years for both tracks. This special distinction recognizes members who are committed to continuing their professional development by broadening their knowledge in employee benefits, compensation and key related areas. Fellowship is an excellent way to be recognized within your company, the Society and the benefits community.