Meet Your Canadian CEBS Instructor: Brian Will, CEBS

Meet the CEBS Instructor

There’s something about fall that makes us all want to go back to school. Would you like to feel prepared to take your next CEBS® exam by the end of the year? Get motivated to learn with CEBS Online Study Groups!  Many CEBS candidates rely on CEBS Online Study Groups With Instructor Support for extra help on their learning journeys.

CEBS​​ Online Study Groups are an optional educational resource designed to complement the self-study approach. Offered over a 12-week session, online study groups provide structure to your study efforts and are facilitated by established and experienced CEBS professionals.

What does an online instructor do?

Your online instructor has many roles, including:

  • Designing all content and activities in your class to help you retain knowledge and study for your CEBS exam
  • Facilitating live review sessions
  • Monitoring the discussion forum to provide clarification and guidance to learners
  • Creating discussion questions for each module and Benefits in Action Mini Case to stimulate engagement and enhance learning about employee benefits
  • Sharing their real-world experience about being a benefits professional
  • Answering questions that students submit via the discussion forum, email and private message

A Chat With Brian Will, CEBS

Brian Will, CEBS
Senior Manager, Sales & Service
Instructor: RPA 2—Managing Retirement Plans Part 2

How has earning the CEBS designation enhanced your career?

The CEBS designation provided me with a broader view of the industry and has allowed me to grow within the industry and better support client needs. I have also been able to make new industry contacts through discussions with other CEBS designation holders.

Are there any interesting current events, regulatory updates or industry trends related to concepts or issues your course explores?

Personally, I’m very interested in new investment trends and solutions being made available to CAP plan members. I try to tie this into the Online Study Group.

What are your best study tips for CEBS students?

Keep up with your reading. Remember, all Assigned Reading is testable content. Review the Instructor Notes in your Online Study Group and any supplementary resources. Most of all, ask questions if something doesn’t make sense.

Why would you encourage people to earn their CEBS designation?

The CEBS designation is very recognizable in the industry. It will help you progress your career and support your clients. The continuing education opportunities post designation and CEBS Compliance are also important to keep in mind.

Learn more about CEBS and the CEBS Online Study Groups With Instructor Support.

Do you need guidance on your CEBS journey?  Whether you’re about to take your first step or getting close to reaching your designation, we’re here to help! Give us a call at (833) 886-3749 or email