The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Co-sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit
Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the
CEBS Program is a course curriculum covering the legal, financial
and organizational framework within which employee benefit plans
must function. The Certified Employee Benefit Specialist
designation has helped over 100,000 professionals grow in
their careers. The CEBS program offers two distinct
certifications for those working in employee benefits and
Earn a designation in the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) or the
Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) by completing the
three required courses for each of the specialty
tracks. Complete a five-course
requirement and you can earn the
CEBS Designation which is a total
compensation credential that is recognized for the depth and
breadth of critical knowledge that it provides. It combines the GBA
and RPA curriculum to build a total compensation perspective.
For those new to the benefit field, CEBS can provide a solid
knowledge base of the concepts and principles upon which employee
benefit plans are designed. For the experienced benefit
professional it can be a valuable refresher course, providing
public recognition and respect for their expertise.
We recommend starting with GBA 1 or RPA 1 and work toward
earning your Group Benefits Associate (GBA) or Retirement Plans
Associate (RPA) on your path to the full CEBS.
Each course requires the successful
completion of a 100-question comprehensive exam. Exams cover
content from the study guide and textbooks assigned to each
Who should enroll?
Individuals participating in the CEBS program represent all
sectors of the employee benefits - plan sponsors, consulting firms,
insurance companies, banks, administration, law, investment and
firms, labor organizations and other compensation and human
View the current CEBS schedule