Certified Benefits Professional | CBP®

Benefits are a vital part of your organization’s employee rewards strategy and are central to effectively attracting and retaining the talented employees that drive organizational success. 

Gain the skills to develop benefits programs that integrate with your business strategy, the confidence to speak with authority and the designation that shows current and future employers you are committed to operating with high professional standards — all by earning WorldatWork’s Certified Benefits Professional (CBP®) certification. 

Attain the CBP® and you earn the ability to place the designation badge (see the graphic at the top of this page) on your professional networking profile, email signature or company profile page, for all to see. 

Why Should You Get a CBP®?

  • Proven recognition. Global 500 companies rely on WorldatWork certifications to power their employee rewards, engagement and retention efforts. The CBP®, like all WorldatWork certifications, is backed by our 65+ years of experience providing education and research on workplace rewards. 
  • Practical, expert content. Our course and exam content taps the insights and experiences of expert practitioners and experienced consultants.  
  • Flexible learning. Choose from online or in-person options, whichever suits you best. 
  • Powerful networking. When you pursue your certification, you initiate a new phase of high-powered networking with faculty and peers. 

Who Should Get a CBP®?

The CBP is well suited to entry- to mid-level HR professionals interested in learning about benefits design and management. 

Recertification Credits

The courses and exams listed below can earn credits to recertify a prior WorldatWork certification.

Although you can take courses in any order you wish – or take only the exam associated with a given course– we recommend taking the course and associated exam in the order listed below.
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Courses and Required Exams

Course / Exam

1 OF 7
Retirement Plans: Design Considerations & Administration Learn to design and manage cost-effective employer-sponsored retirement plans that align with your organization’s strategies.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

2 OF 7
Health and Welfare Plans - Strategic Planning and Design Learn advanced, cost-effective strategies for designing and managing employee health and welfare benefit plans.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

3 OF 7
Total Rewards Management Gain a foundation in reward strategy and its five elements: compensation, benefits, well-being effectiveness, development and recognition.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

4 OF 7
Regulatory Environments for Benefits Programs Learning the U.S. laws and regulations shaping effective and compliant benefits programs.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

5 OF 7
Health and Welfare Plans: Plan Types & Administration Master the fundamentals of selecting and managing employee health and welfare plans for your organization.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

6 OF 7
Strategic Communication in Total Rewards Management Effectively inform, persuade, and motivate stakeholders and employees about your rewards strategy.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

7 OF 7
Benefits Outsourcing: Selecting, Contracting and Managing Service Partners Successfully outsource your benefits administration through partnerships that meet your cost and performance objectives.
Starting at: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD
Earn a Certification, Boost Your Career

Hear how earning her certification helped Michaela Leo, Head of Compensation & Benefits (North America) at Ipsen Biosciences, advance her career.

Michaela Leo describes how earning a WorldatWork certification helped advance her career.
Track Your Certification Status

WorldatWork members can readily see their progress on certification, see the deadline for recertifying, rest easy knowing that recertification credits earned through WorldatWork are automatically added to their profiles, and manually manage any credits they earn from other organizations.