There’s so much to gain when you earn your Certified Employee Benefit Specialist® (CEBS®) designation. We recently asked graduates to share their experience with the CEBS designation and their professional development in a cohort survey.  483 individuals from the United States and Canada responded in 2022. 

Here’s a snapshot of how earning the CEBS designation has transformed those benefits professionals’ careers and helped them reach their aspirations.

Gain New Skills and Respect from Colleagues

A whopping 94% of CEBS designation holders report that having their CEBS designation expanded their skills and knowledge, which helped them do their job better.  85% report that having their CEBS designation earned them respect from their colleagues.

Earn Promotions and Salary Increases

Three in five CEBS designation holders report that earning their CEBS designation helped them get a promotion or a job, and over half of respondents said their CEBS designation helped them get a raise or a bonus!

Make an Impact at Your Organization

Eighty-two percent of the survey respondents said having their CEBS designation gave them the knowledge to make or recommend plan design improvements for their employer.  Three in four said having their CEBS designation qualified them for additional roles and responsibilities.

Achieve Personal Satisfaction

The majority of CEBS designation holders, 96%, report that earning their CEBS designation gave them personal satisfaction.  Three in five said the designation helped them build their network within the benefits industry.

Are you ready to learn strategic knowledge and valuable skills to elevate your career?  Learn more about the designation and consider taking an Online Study Group With Instructor Support to engage with other benefits professionals as you learn. 

CEBS staff regularly host informational webinars about CEBS courses, online convenience and case study applications and two are coming up in November 2022. Register for the free webinar Your Complete Guide to Earning the CEBS Designation. Prospective U.S. students can attend on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET and prospective Canadian student can attend on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Christine Vazquez, CEBS
Associate Director, Professional Development, at the International Foundation

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