Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP)

Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP)

Benefits, another key element of a successful Total Rewards strategy, can directly impact the level of satisfaction and engagement employees feel in an organization. WorldatWork recognizes the value an efficient benefits program can have on an organization. Designed for today’s dynamic U.S. benefits environment, this program provides solid strategies and a practical application of the role of employee benefits within the total rewards strategy.

Holding a CBP gives you, and your employer, confidence in your job skills. Its signifies that you have the essential U.S. specific knowledge about integrating benefits programs with business strategy, designing and administering benefits plans, complying with legal and regulatory requirements, outsourcing and working with benefits service partners and communicating benefits information. Your employer, staff and peers will recognize your CBP credential as an indication of the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through education.

A CBP is earned after obtaining a passing score for all required exams. For each of the required exams, corresponding preparation courses are available in a variety of convenient learning formats providing the essential skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful practitioner — as well as to better prepare you for the examinations.

Am I Eligible to Become a CBP®?

All CBP® candidates must meet certain educational, experiential, and credential requirements before sitting for the CBP® exam. Browse the following requirements to ensure your eligibility for this WorldatWork approved credential.

  • Total Rewards Management (T1/GR1)
  • Strategic Communication in Total Rewards (T4/GR9)
  • Regulatory Environments for Benefits Programs (B1)
  • Retirement Plans – Design Considerations and Administration (B2)
  • Health and Welfare Plans – Plan Types and Administration (B3)
  • Health and Welfare Plans – Strategic Planning and Design (B3A)
  • Benefits Outsourcing – Selecting, Contracting and Managing Service Partners (B12)

What Are the Next Steps?

Review the areas of eligibility above and ensure that you have met all prerequisites for the CBP® exam. If you do not meet all of these requirements you can either continue your studies and experience to work up to the CBP® requirements or you can look at one of the other HR certifications that WorldatWork has to offer.

Retaining the CBP® Certification

Upon successful completion and passing of the CBP® exam, all professionals must remain active to keep their designation.

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Last updated: 09 Oct 2020