Relias Learning, LLC ("Relias") is a leading provider of verticalized e-learning solutions through SaaS-based software and related course content.  The solutions enable organizations to remain in compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements and offer continuing education solutions to current employees.  Relias Learning operates under the Silverchair Learning Systems and Essential Learning brands.  Silverchair Learning Systems provides online education solutions for the senior care market, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted and independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities, home health agencies, and hospices.  Essential Learning provides online education solutions for those working in the areas of behavioral health/addictions, children, youth, and family services, community health care, corrections, and developmental disabilities.  Relias has since expanded into the additional areas of hospice care and autism care training.

Relias' solutions are used by more than 4,000 organizations and nearly 2 million professionals with over 1.5 million courses completed every month.  Relias is headquartered in Cary, NC.

Vista Foundation Fund I completed a buyout of Essential Learning, LLC in March 2012.  In May 2012, Vista Foundation Fund I completed a buyout of Silverchair Learning Systems, LLC.  The two businesses were merged and the combined company was renamed Relias Learning, LLC in August 2012.

Relias was acquired by Bertelsmann in November 2014.

Follow-On Acquisition
Autism Training Solutions


Autism Training Solutions ("ATS") provides Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) training video clips and instruction for professionals and paraprofessionals within the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related behavioral disabilities.  ATS features more than 2,000 ABA videos and over 60 hours of expert instruction.


Relias acquired ATS in June 2014


Hospice Education Network


Hospice Education Network (“HEN”) is the nation’s leading provider of hospice and palliative care education.  HEN educational offerings cover a wide range of topics including administration, patient/family care and leadership.  Over 1,000 organizations and 95,000 healthcare professionals have used HEN to enhance their skills and meet their training needs.


Relias acquired Hospice Education Network in January 2014.




Care2Learn delivers superior online education and training for the senior care industry and holds more than 70 state and national accreditations. Care2Learn offers individual courses as well as large-scale corporate training solutions for healthcare organizations featuring customizable and easily accessible online universities with a full range of tracking and reporting features.


Relias acquired Care2Learn in May 2013.

Silverchair Learning Systems


Silverchair Learning Systems provides learning management systems, course content, and authoring tools to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and home health agencies in North America.  The company's SaaS offerings help clients address complex administrative needs associated with delivering and tracking mandatory employee training and communicating compliance with regional and national regulatory bodies.


Relias acquired Silverchair Learning Systems in May 2012.

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