Two Paths to Reporting CEBS Compliance Credits

Reporting CEBS Compliance Credits

It’s been a while since I earned my Certified Employee Benefit Specialist® (CEBS®) designation, so when it comes to staying CEBS Compliant, I’m all in. I want others to know that I keep my benefits knowledge current, year after year.

As with most “paperwork” types of tasks, I used to put off entering my credit hours. That is, until I got a grip on the easy ways to report my credits. Below, I share two easy ways to enter credits and a bonus tip for getting even more glory for your CEBS Compliance status!

CEBS graduates are considered “CEBS Compliant” by the earning and documenting of 30 credit hours over two years. (See Compliance Guidelines for details on determining  your reporting period, as activities completed outside of these dates can’t be reported.)

You likely complete more than enough educational activities each year to remain CEBS Compliant—Why not get recognized for it? Reporting CEBS compliance is easy! Here are two approaches to tackling the task.

Path 1: Simple Self-Reporting

Enter each eligible educational activity completed since the start of your reporting period. This is best done as you complete activities rather than entering them all on December 31 in a panic.

How to enter your credits manually:

  1. Go to and log in
  2. Click the big orange button, “Manage Your CEBS Compliance Credits”
  3. Enter each activity, select the sponsoring organization, fill in the title and date of the activity, select a content domain and document the number of hours
  4. Click “Add Activity”
  5. Repeat for each qualifying educational activity you complete.

Path 2: Automatic Credit Entry

Among the many benefits of achieving ISCEBS Fellow status is the fact that Fellows are automatically CEBS Compliant for one or two years, depending on their route to Fellowship:

  1. Complete both the health and the retirement tracks of the ISCEBS Fellow Exam, and you’ll be an ISCEBS-Fellow and CEBS Compliant for two years. Complete either the health or the retirement track of the Fellow Exam, and you will be a Fellow and CEBS Compliant for one year.
  2. Complete a CEBS new curriculum course that you have not previously taken to earn two years of Fellowship and two years of CEBS Compliance.

International Foundation e-learning courses also offer automatic credit entry. Your Compliance credits are automatically reported to your record when you pass the course exam. (Compliance credits vary, depending on the length of the course completed.)

Bonus tip! Make sure you claim your CEBS Compliance digital badge to add to your signature line and your LinkedIn profile. Digital badges are a great way to show your accomplishments in a verifiable way. Learn more about how to claim your badges here.

Do you need guidance on reporting CEBS compliance credit? We can help! Give us a call at (800) 449-2327, option 3, or e-mail

Ann Godsell, CEBS
Director, Professional Development Marketing at the International Foundation