HR Education, Explained

Free Online HR Courses for Beginners and Pros

Advance your career and improve your organization with BernieU's ever-expanding collection of HR certification online training programs—all of which are pre-approved for HRCI and SHRM CE credits.


Forget what you thought you knew about continuing education. With BernieU, HR pros can work through our free courses when, where, and how you want.


BernieU’s compelling HR courses present engaging videos, downloadable resources, and interactive quizzes—all designed to make you even better at your job.


We’re taking higher education to the next level. From theory to tactical implementation—and everything in between—BernieU’s free HR courses have you covered.

New Course Alert!

Paid Time Off Tutorial: How to Build and Audit a Great PTO Policy

In Paid Time Off Tutorial: How to Build and Audit a Great PTO Policy, HR pros will learn how to rethink—and restructure—their time-off benefits to improve recruiting and retention and save their organization money in the long run.

Form 1095-C Basics

Intro to Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

Updated for 2021, Intro to Forms 1094-C and 1095-C takes BernieU students through everything they need to know about these essential ACA documents. From what they are and how they work to updates for the new year and common employee FAQs, registrants will be more prepared than ever to take on 2021.

Benefits Administration and Open Enrollment

BernieU’s latest course is designed to help HR professionals master yearly benefits enrollment. From teaching how the process works to showcasing digital software solutions, we demonstrate how great offerings—and a streamlined enrollment—can help improve company retention and recruitment.

HR Hiring Guide: Recruitment Tips, Trends, and Best Practices

In HR Hiring Guide: Recruiting Tips, Trends, and Best Practices, participants will learn everything they need to know to find, hire, and retain the most qualified candidates.

What our students are saying:

"Thank you for offering this awesome course and for free. It truly helped me out a lot!"

"I found BernieU through HRCI (i'm recently aPHR certified) and I'm impressed with the organization, discipline and relevance of your curriculum. The pace, content and resources are all excellent! Thank you."

"Excellent content and delivery."

Bretton Chatham

Meet Your BernieU Professor

Bretton Chatham is a Bernard Health Marketing Team Member and BernieU Professor. He previously taught high school and college courses and now writes about HR, compliance, and benefits solutions at

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