ESR Online Safe Hiring Course

The Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Online Safe Hiring Certification Training Course was created by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. The content is based on his book "The Safe Hiring Manual."



HRCI 20 Credits:

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

The ESR Safe Hiring Course is approved for 20 (HR - General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through HRCI at



SHRM 20 Credits:

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 20 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



Seven Individual Course Units:

Take each unit of the course together or individually.

  • Unit 1: 3 HRCI Credit Hours / 3 SHRM PDCs
  • Unit 2: 3 HRCI Credit Hours / 3 SHRM PDCs
  • Unit 3: 2.5 HRCI Credit Hours / 2.5 SHRM PDCs
  • Unit 4: 3 HRCI Credit Hours / 3 SHRM PDCs
  • Unit 5: 3 HRCI Credit Hours / 3 SHRM PDCs
  • Unit 6: 3 HRCI Credit Hours / 3 SHRM PDCs
  • Unit 7: 2.5 HRCI Credit Hours / 2.5 SHRM PDCs

Course Format: 
The course is Internet based. To participate in the course, users must have access to the Internet, some type of computer/laptop with keyboard and mouse/pad, and a printer if they want to print study guides for the course. Users must register as a learner before being able to purchase the course.

Each unit of the course ends with a 25 question quiz that learners must score at least 80% (20 questions correct) to pass.

Study Guides:
Each unit also includes a study guide handout that learners may download to help them pass the quiz.

Cost: To find out the cost of individual course units or how to get a 20% discount for purchaisng the entire course, please download the ESR Online Safe Hiring Certification Training Course Price Guide.

For any questions about the course, please email [email protected].




The most selective companies trust ESR to manage their screening programs.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm that is a strategic choice for employers who need accuracy and compliance in their background screening programs.

ESR is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – formerly the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – and undergoes yearly SSAE 18 SOC 2® Type 2 audits to ensure the privacy, security, confidentiality of consumer information.

ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual.” To learn more about services and solutions from ESR, please fill out the form to the right.

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