The administration of a public sector employee benefits program has many of the same trials, tribulations, and rewards as those experienced in the private sector. There are, however, some striking differences. Recognizing these differences, the Board of Directors of the State and Local Government Benefits Association (SALGBA) created a professional development program that recognizes the achievement of being highly trained and experienced benefits administrator in the public sector. A Continuing Education Committee is established for this purpose.

The committee developed, and the Board approved, a set of Guidelines and Procedures to be used in administering the SALGBA Certified Government Benefits Administrator (CGBA) Program. The CGBA program serves as a benchmark in the pursuit of excellences in public sector benefits management, professional development, and continuing education.

We encourage the full support of each SALGBA member who works toward obtaining the CGBA designation that carries with it the national recognition of being a professional administrator in public sector employee benefits.

To participate in the CGBA Program you must be listed as receiving benefits under a member organization in good standing.  There is a $50 annual fee due with each annual credit application until certification is received.  For additional details please review the complete CGBA Guidelines by clicking here.

To join the CGBA Program simply email to request the $50enrollment fee invoice and once paid you will be a CGBA Member.

Any questions please contact the SALGBA Office at or 888-623-8676.