NU Online News Service, Oct. 18, 1:05 p.m. – The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, Wis., has introduced two new designations through its Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program.

One is the Group Benefit Associate designation, and the other is the Retirement Plans Associate designation.

A student must pass four courses and exams to qualify for the GBA or RPA specialty benefits designation. Students need to pass seven courses to qualify for both the GBA and the RPA designations.