Human Resources, Explained

Free CE Courses for HR Pros

Advance your career and improve your organization with BernieU's ever-expanding collection of training programs—many 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!

HR Prep 2021

In HR Prep 2021, we’ll cover in-depth issues facing HR teams in 2021, including compliance considerations, popular trends, and coronavirus fallout. Combined, the course contents help equip you and your company for success in 2021.

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.

Hiring 101

BernieU's Hiring 101 Course will teach you everything you need in order to recruit, interview and make an offer to the most qualified candidates, helping you find the best talent and reduce time-to-hire. We'll cover everything from writing a job description to making an offer and ensuring compliance.

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."

Meet Your BernieU Professor

Drew Gieseke is a member of the Bernard Health Marketing team and a BernieU Professor. He is aPHR®-certified and his work can be read at

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