Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) Certificate Program
This program is designed for those seeking a new career path in human resource management,
or those working in human resources who are interested in advancing into managerial positions through the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification.
The program enables you to develop new skills and obtain current up-to-date information in your
existing human resource management position. It will help you enhance your existing human resource expertise in group benefits, retirement plans or compensation management.
The program is offered in cooperation with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an industry leader in employee benefit and compensation education. Only eight courses are required to obtain the CEBS certification.
Winter 2014 Course Schedule
CMS 1 Human Resources and Compensation Management
Today's competitive global world is extremely dependent on highly skilled and technologically
adept workers. Employee benefits continue to be an integral part of the human resource and compensation management functions of an organization. The first
part of this course provides an overview of human
resource management, including a discussion of
internal and external factors affecting supervision.
The legal and managerial requirements that human
resource and compensation decisions be made
in a nondiscriminatory manner are examined, the
processes for carrying out effective recruitment and
retention are presented, and issues related to creating
effective training and development programs and
dependable performance assessment systems are
The course continues with assignments covering such
topics as incentive programs, total compensation
approaches and strategies for their implementation,
and employee rights and the applications of such right
in disciplinary, discharge and termination situations.
One assignment is devoted to labor relations, a critical
function in many human resource departments.
The collective bargaining process, the motivations
for employees to organize, the legislative and
administrative roles of the government in this process,
and the impact of unionization on employers are
covered in this assignment.
The course concludes with a discussion of specific practices and policies of human resource management that are needed to support high-performance work systems
Saturdays, January 11 - March 1
CSULA – GE 214
||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Steven Lebit, C.E.B.S., graduated from The City
College of New York and received the Certified Employee
Benefit Specialist Certification in 1993. He is currently a
supervisor in the Human Resources Department and has
over 10 years experience teaching in Certified Employee
Benefit Specialists courses. In addition, he is a member of the
International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.