Your cart is empty. Your Account | Sign In

Frequently Asked Questions
at the ERI Distance Learning Center

Click on a link below to jump to the answer.

The DLC also provides the following free HR resources: a compensation and benefits textbook, an online business glossary, and a keyword index to locate key terms used in the online courses.

Q: I forgot my user name and password. How can I get it?

Click on Account at the top of the screen. Then click on the Forgot your password? link. Alternatively, you could send an with "forgot password" in the subject line. Be sure to include your first and last name in the email. We'll look up your user name and send you a new password within 24 hours. You can then change your password by following these steps.

  • Log in with the username and password emailed to you.

  • You'll be taken to your Account Information page, where you can click on the Edit your profile link.

  • A page will open where you can change any of your contact information, including your username or password.

Q; How long does each course take?

Each online course takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. You can start and stop a course at will. To return to the page you left off on, just log in to the course, then click on Page Index in the left-hand navigation. 

Q: How do I enroll and start taking courses?

Enrolling in the ERI Distance Learning Center is simple.

  • Click the Enroll button in the green navigation bar. You will be asked to supply an email address and then fill out a registration form.

  • Once you have registered, click on the HR Courses button at the top of the screen to review our offerings.

  • To begin an online course, just make a selection from the list by clicking the Start Course button.

  • If you want credit, click the Begin Final Exam button on the last page of the course or click the Final Exam link in the course left-hand navigation. You will then be asked to purchase the course exam and will enter the shopping cart.

  • As you go through the shopping cart, you will have a chance to review your order. You will need to supply payment information and then, to complete the purchase, click the Place Order button.

  • The next screen will serve as your online receipt and it provides a link to access your online course exam. In addition, you’ll be sent a confirmation email.

  • Should you experience any difficulties with this process, please contact the DLC Customer Support Team

Q: What are the computer system requirements for DLC online courses?

Minimum hardware and software requirements are:

Browser Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher. Newer versions of Chrome and Firefox are recommended.
Internet connection DSL, cable modem, or dial-up Internet access is required for you to take this course and complete any interactive exercises.
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 (optimal for course display)
Audio For some courses, audio is recommended
PDF The Adobe Reader is required for viewing the Interactive Exercises that are included in many DLC online courses. Click on Instructions in the left-hand toolbar of each course to find out if this or any other software is required. 

Q: I can't advance through the course. How do I get to the next page?

In order to advance through the course, you will need to either click on the Next button at the bottom of the course page OR correctly answer a memory jogger question.

Memory joggers: When you select an answer and click the Submit Answer button, a pop-up box should appear. If you did not answer the question correctly this box will tell you why and ask you to review the text, then try again. If you answered correctly, the pop-up box will have a Continue button that you can select to advance to the next page.

Common problems: If the memory jogger pop-up box does not appear, you will need to disable any pop-up blocking security systems on your computer. Also, be sure you are using an Internet Explorer browser or the newer versions of Chrome and Firefox. If the pop-up box appears, but the next course page will not display after you click Continue, please make sure you have only 1 browser window open to www.eridlc.com. If more than 1 window is open at a time, then the course will advance, but the new text page may appear in your original browser window.

Q: How can I quickly return to a specific course page?

Click the Page Index link in the left-hand course navigation. The page that opens has links to all the pages in the course allowing you to jump to any page so you can easily return to review specific course material at a later date.

Q: How can I print out a course?

While Distance Learning Center courses were designed to be taken online, you may print them out page-by-page. Go to the page you wish to print, right click with your mouse and select Print from the drop-down menu (this only works if you are using Internet Explorer). In order to comply with accreditation organizations, the ERI Distance Learning Center cannot provide you a way to print out the entire course at once.

Q: Where can I earn my original PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification?

To learn more about earning your PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification, please visit the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) website.

To learn more about earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification, please visit the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website.

Q: How do I take a final exam?

Before taking a final exam and receiving a certificate, you must complete all course material. Once you have read each page and correctly answered every memory jogger, click on the Begin Final Exam button at the end of a course or the Final Exam link in the left-hand navigation. This will open up a page where you can select a credit type and your location. If the desired credit type is available for your location, you will be taken to the final exam. You may retake the final exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

To find out which online courses are accredited in your location, please use our Course Credit List.

Note: All Distance Learning Center online courses are accredited for HRCI, SHRM, and WorldatWork certifications.

Q: What score do I need to get to pass a final exam?

Different credit types have different passing score requirements.

  • CBP/CCP/GRP/WLCP: 80% or 8 out of 10 questions

  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR: 80% or 8 out of 10 questions

  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP: 80% or 8 out of 10 questions

  • CAC: 80% or 8 out of 10 questions

  • CCC: 70% or 7 out of 10 questions

  • CPE QAS Self Study: 70% or 7 out of 10 or 14 out of 20 questions

Q: How many times may I take the final exam in order to pass?

You may take the final exam as many times as necessary in order to pass. There is no charge for retaking exams.

Q: How can I view my certificate?

In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must pass the final exam. You may retake the final exam as many times as needed to pass.

Once you have passed the final exam, click on Your Account at the top of the screen. Then click on the link to your Training History. Your certificate links for each course will appear on this page. Click on the appropriate "Certificate" link. The certificate will open in a new window. You may print it out by selecting File / Print on your browser's window toolbar.

Q: How can I change my contact information, password, username, or default continuing education credit information?

Click on Your Account at the top of any Distance Learning Center screen. Log in with your current username and password. (If you have forgotten these, send an .) Then click on the Edit Information button on the Your Account screen. This will open a page that lets you change any of your contact information, including your username or password.

Q: Are the Interactive Exercises and Your Turn Exercises required?

The Interactive Exercises and Your Turn Exercises are not required. They are provided as a practical, problem solving element in some of the courses but none of the material is included in the course exam.

Q: How can I contact the ERI Distance Learning Center?

If you have questions or need additional support, please contact the ERI Distance Learning Center at Customer Service will respond to you within 24 hours. If you are experiencing hardware or software difficulties, please refer to the System Requirements or contact your Systems Administrator.


World at Work CPE Sponsors - Registry CPE Sponsors - QAS CCC CAC
The ERI Distance Learning Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/.
Copyright © 2017 ERI Economic Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved.
ERI Economic Research Institute is an Authorized User of selected Statistics Canada data under Agreement Number 6184. ERI’s intellectual property rights include Patent Nos. 6,862,596 and 7,647,322, "System and method for retrieving and displaying data, such as economic data relating to salaries, cost of living and employee benefits." Other Internet-related applications are Patents Pending.

The ERI Distance Learning Center offers: human resources online continuing education for Human Resource Management training and development, distance education online courses, online learning, adult education elearning, HR courses online, human resources management online course, human resource development, hr training, business education, hrci recertification courses, compensation and benefits, e-learning, compensation certification, compensation certificates, compensation credentials, accounting cpe continuing professional education, worldatwork recertification courses, cpa cpe online courses, cpe qas self study courses and professional career development.

DLC courses include material on business definitions, salary comparisons, online business dictionary, human resource development, free job descriptions, SPHR, GPHR, PHR recertification credit, CCP, CBP, GRP recertification credit.