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.
Summer 2013 Course Schedule
GBA 1 Employee Benefits: Concepts and Health Care Benefits
This is a required course for the GBA and CEBS
The first two assignments of GBA 1 set the stage for the
study of employee benefits to be pursued in the remainder
of GBA 1 and 2 by examining the employee benefit
environment, the functional approach to benefit planning,
and risk management and insurance techniques in employee
benefits. Much of this introductory material encompasses
retirement plans, covered in RPA 1 and RPA 2 of the CEBS
program, as well.
The coverage of health care benefits begins with a
discussion of the environment of health care and health
care plans, followed by health plan designs and cost-control
techniques. The course also covers the managed care
spectrum and managed care plans, as well as maintaining
and improving employee health. Dental plans and specialized
benefits—behavioral health, prescription drugs, vision,
and hearing care plans—also are covered as is the timely
topic of consumer-driven health plans, including health
reimbursement accounts and health savings accounts. The
course concludes with an overview of fiduciary liability and
Saturdays, July 24 - August 31
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.