Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: REBC
Designation Full Title: Registered Employee Benefits Consultant
Definition: Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® (REBC®) designation enhances your competitive edge in the dynamic field of employee benefits. You’ll gain deep, practical knowledge on pensions and retirement plan funding, installation and administration. The program also covers group medical plans, long-term care, executive compensation, personnel management and much more.

Issuing Organization: The American College
Website/URL: http://www.theamericancollege.edu/insurance-education/rebc-employee-benefits
Is the designation still offered: Currently offered & recognized by the issuing organization
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? 3 years full time relevant business experience
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? 5 courses
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? Final exam in each course
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? 30 CE credits every 2 years
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? Yes, http://www.designationcheck.com/advisor-search
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? yes, http://www.theamericancollege.edu/consumer-resources/submit-a-complaint
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? none found
Who is the accreditation through? The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Recommended for: Retirement planners, insurances sales people,
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? yes, http://www.theamericancollege.edu/student-resources/code-of-ethics/
Length of Time For Completion: Not specified, but candidates have 7 years to complete the program