Developed by leading subject matter experts and members of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plans Audit Quality Center, the Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Exam tests your ability to plan, perform and evaluate EBP audits in accordance with the latest AICPA standards and Department of Labor and IRS requirements.

Who will benefit?

The intermediate level certificate is designed for auditors with approximately three to seven years of experience in performing EBP audits. Take a brief assessment to determine if your skills are best suited for this level.

The Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate offers you a way to distinguish yourself and show your commitment to performing high-quality audit engagements. This certificate, awarded as a digital badge, can be posted to your social media profiles and linked to your electronic resume or email signature, providing maximum visibility for your achievement.

Optional Learning

Auditing Employee Benefit Plans

Make sure your skills are up to date in this specialized audit area with this targeted course that covers many of the same competencies tested on the intermediate exam. Master the fundamentals of auditing employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA standards and ERISA rules and regulations. Written by a member on the expert panel for EBP, this course is designed to give you an understanding of requirements and audit procedures related to defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans to help you more effectively plan and carry out your audit.

This course will prepare you to:

  • Determine how to audit employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA standards and ERISA rules and regulations
  • Identify specialized audit tests
  • Compare the scope of an audit
  • Compare the structure of the more popular employee benefit plans
  • Identify accounting requirements unique to employee benefit plans

The course is available as a self-study course or on-site training program. Select one of the options below to learn more.


Self-study course


On-site training