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.

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Payroll Basics for Employers

Everyone needs to get paid for the services they provide, which is why payroll is a critical administrative task for employers and HR. In “Payroll Basics for Employers,” you’ll learn the ins and outs of payroll from a high level, including the compliance mistakes that keep employers up at night and the solutions to help them rest easy. Upon completion, you’ll feel more confident when tackling the various aspects of the payroll process in your organization.

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Retention Essentials: How to Keep Your People

In “Retention Essentials: How to Keep Your People,” HR pros will learn what factors affect retention, which metrics to watch, and how to build a respectful culture that makes employees want to stay…and thrive in their career!

HR Prep 2022

HR Prep 2022

BernieU’s latest course is designed to help HR professionals prepare for 2022 with essential tips and yearly trends. In HR Prep 2022, we’ll cover in-depth issues facing HR teams in 2022, including compliance considerations and popular trends.

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.

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