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Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Program

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Become a certified employee benefit specialist through this program offered by AACC in cooperation with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. CEBS is the leading and most respected designation in employee benefits, and AACC is proud to offer a selection of CEBS courses each spring, summer and fall term.

Employee Benefit Specialist

Why enroll in a CEBS Class?
Structured Study
- Classes offer a disciplined approach to studying the material and preparing for the national exams. Registrants may take a CEBS class to expand their professional knowledge in a specific area without working toward the CEBS designation. AACC currently offers the Group Benefits Associate Track.
Personal Attention - Classes provide access to an instructor with expertise in the subject matter. Many instructors are CEBS graduates.
Career Networking - Classes provide an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and a strong support network.

What is the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist program? 
The body of knowledge within the CEBS program focuses on group benefits, retirement and compensation. Take the courses to qualify for the CEBS designation or a specialty track designation in Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), Group Benefits Associate (GBA) or Retirement Plans Associate (RPA).

CEBS Classes 
For course descriptions, schedule and pricing click on the course number below or contact AACC’s Office of Continuing Professional Education at 410-777-2970.

CEB-320 - Group Health Plan Design (GBA 1)
CEB-341 - Compensation 1: Concepts and Principles (CMS 2)
CEB-342 - Compensation 2: Executive Compensation (CMS 3)
CEB-332 - Health Care Financing and Economics (GBA 3) 
CEB-319 - Group Benefits Management (GBA 2)
CEB-315 - Retirement Plan Design (RPA 1) 
CEB-316 - Retirement Plan Management (RPA 2)

All CEBS exams are computer-based tests that are administered year-round. This allows for maximum flexibility, convenience and instant grade results. Candidates may apply and sit for any number of different exams each quarter. Testing takes place at Prometric. For locations, call 1-800-226-7955. AACC does not administer the exam.

For more information contact Pat Barnhart at 410-777-2939 or