Next Steps for Current Students

Have you already passed one or more exams in the former curriculum? You can keep the momentum going in the new curriculum. You have a clear path to completing your CEBS designation. 

                           

Online Study Program

  • Instructor Notes
  • Audio Overviews of Modules
  • Quizzes and Interactive Games
  • Recorded Review Sessions

Remember, you must apply for the corresponding exam in order to participate in the online class. Enroll and study whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.

What exam credit will transfer to the new CEBS?

In order to earn your CEBS credential, you can complete courses in the former program, or you can choose to take courses in the new program.   All students who have passed GBA 1, GBA 2, RPA 1, and/or RPA 2 will be given credit for these courses in the new curriculum. All other CEBS courses are no longer part of the redesigned CEBS model.

Note: There is no longer a deadline for starting a course in the new curriculum. You will not lose credit for any of the courses you previously passed that are transferable from the former curriculum to the eligible courses in the new.

See how your completed courses apply to the new program.

Former Curriculum v New Curriculum
 

Keep in mind these important points as you make your next move:

  • If you have credit (pass grade) for GBA 1 and GBA 2, you can earn your GBA designation by completing the GBA/RPA 3 course in the new curriculum.  
  • If you have credit for RPA 1 and RPA 2, you can earn your RPA designation by completing the GBA/RPA 3 course in the new curriculum.
  • Testing on courses in the former program ended on March 15, 2018

Former Curriculum Course Information

Eight-Course Curriculum Model

Six Required Courses 

  • ​​GBA 1—Principles of Group Benefits 
  • GBA 2—Applications of Group Benefits 
  • RPA 1—Retirement Income Programs 
  • RPA 3—Government-Sponsored Benefits 
  • CMS 1—Compensation Concepts and Principles    
  • CMS 3—Human Resource Management   

Two Electives (Any two of the following CEBS courses)

  • ​​ GBA 3—Health Care Economics and Issues
  • RPA 2—Asset Management 
  • CMS 2—Executive Compensation Management 

 

 

Questions about your next step? Give us a call at (844) 809-2698, or e-mail cebs@ifebp.org.