Unemployed & Furloughed Professionals - Training Discount Program

Supporting Professionals in Career Transition through Discounted Training

For over 20 years, Watermark Learning has assisted laid off, furloughed, and unemployed workers through career transitions by helping professionals obtain the most current project management, business analysis, business process management, and agile training and certifications. We are also a pre-approved training provider for several state and local Workforce Development agencies and organizations leveraging Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding.

As a local, national, and international leader, Watermark Learning and its affiliate company, Project Management Academy, are trusted resources for exceptional training and certification preparation. Our courses are engaging, relevant, and use industry best practices. We work closely with job seekers to determine the most appropriate training path based on interest, qualifications, skill development, certification needs, industry trends, and available funding.

In response to record levels of unemployment, Watermark Learning and Project Management Academy, are pleased to offer significant discounts to individuals in an unexpected career transition for the following certification courses. Please review our course schedule and the specially discounted prices to enroll in an upcoming course. Current unemployment discounts are listed below for our live virtual course and Video-on-Demand offerings.

Training Topic Course Format List Price Unemployment Discount
Business Analysis CBAP® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,995 $400 Discount $1,595
CCBA® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,995 $400 Discount $1,595
PMI-PBA® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,995 $400 Discount $1,595
ECBA® Exam Preparation Video-on-Demand $925 $75 Discount $850
Business Management BRMP® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,995 $200 Discount $1,795
LSSGB Training Virtual Classroom $2,295 $200 Discount $2,095
LSSYB Training Video-on-Demand $495 $50 Discount $445
Project Management PMP® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,995 $500 Discount $1,495
CAPM® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,595 $200 Discount $1,395
CAPM® Exam Preparation Video-on-Demand $695 $50 Discount $645
PgMP® Certification Training Virtual Classroom $1995 $500 Discount, $1495
PMI-RMP® Certification Training Virtual Classroom $795 $50 Discount, $745
PMI-SP® Certification Training Video-on-Demand $695 $50 Discount, $645
Agile PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation Virtual Classroom $1,195 $200 Discount $995
CSM® Certification Preparation Virtual Classroom $995 $200 Discount $795
A-CSM® Certification Preparation Virtual Classroom $995 $50 Discount $945
CSPO® Certification Preparation Virtual Classroom $995 $200 Discount $795
IIBA®-ACC Certification Preparation Video-on-Demand $395 $50 Discount $345
Agile Change Agent Certification Training Virtual Classroom $1,195 $200 Discount $995
DASM Certification Training Virtual Classroom $1195 $100 Discount, $1095

Note: Exam, application, and membership fees are not included in the price of the course but often are required. Please contact our Career Transition Consultant team at info@watermarklearning.com for more information.

You will be asked to submit proof of unemployment per the Terms & Conditions to secure your seat in the course.

Courses recognized by PMI and IIBA through their ATP (Authorized Training Provider) and E.E.P. (Endorsed Education Provider) programs respectively, as well as Scrum Alliance and BRM Institute.

Free Career Transition Training Consultation

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Benefits of Unemployment Training Opportunities

  • Career transition consultants assist learners in determining the best training path.
  • Professional certification preparation classes that help laid off employees credentialize pre-existing skillsets through widely-recognized professional certifications to help your resume stand out.
  • Students can earn valuable CEUs from Auburn University through our Certificate Programs in Business Analysis, Agile, Business Process Management, and Project Management.
  • Discounted pricing for single and multiple classes/programs—we are flexible and will work with individual student budgets.
  • Customized programs/classes for dislocated worker agencies and government-funded workforce development programs.

"I believe the Project Management classes through Watermark Learning are what opened doors for me. Once I took your classes, I was bombarded with recruiters. I'm still receiving one or two opportunities per week."

—Vicki Van Alstine

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What Our Clients Say

"I was recently laid off due to Covid-19, and began to look into taking classes/certifications to help me when the job market opens up. I figured that when I am working I don't have time to invest in education/certification, but I was unsure if I should be spending money during this uncertain period. I reached out to Nancy Larsen at to discuss my concerns and review course options. Nancy spent over 30 min with me talking through learning tracks and the benefits of each in the market today based on my goals and priorities and provided me a reduced rate as I had been a displaced worker."

Diana G.

"Once I received the certification, updated my resume and LinkedIn profile, the leads kept coming. I still receive interview requests to date. My skill set, along with my certification truly put me a step above the other candidates! Thank you for helping me and my family. I can honestly say without my certification, I would have never been provided this opportunity."

Jessica D.

“I wanted to let you know I accepted a job yesterday working as a Business Change Analyst. The classes at Watermark definitely helped during the interview and all the workbooks will be brought in to my cube as reference material. Thanks for all your help and encouragement!”

Laura F.
Watermark Learning student

"Watermark Learning instructors are very engaging. Not only are the group sessions stimulating, but the courses are designed to help you broaden your perspective."

Paul G.
Dislocated Worker

“PM Fundamentals was my final requirement for the Masters Certificate in Project Management and served as a wonderful review and refresher. I recommend this class, as well as the others that I have taken to anyone who is looking to advance their project management skills. Thank you for a great program!”

Robert Menk
GMAC Res Cap

Experienced Staff

Our Our 65+ instructors across Watermark Learning and Project Management Academy hold an array of certifications and have real-world project management, business analysis, agile, and instructional experience across a broad range of industries such as technology, healthcare, finance and the public sector. Prior to teaching our proprietary materials, instructor candidates must pass our rigorous vetting and onboarding process. Rest assured, our course offerings provide the finest professional training available.

Certificate Programs

Auburn University

Certification takes you to the next level. With our academic partner, Auburn University, we have programs for project management, business analysis, Agile, and business process management to develop skills for enduring results. Our Certificate programs set your resume apart from the crowd.

Business Analysis: Learn the skills you need to define requirements and recommend solutions that deliver value to the organization as well as the soft skills needed to strengthen your relationships with stakeholders.

Agile Scrum: Learn agile methodologies that build credibility by enhancing your understanding Agile principles and concepts and putting them into practice.

Project Management: Learn the basics of Project Management and key soft skills that will improve your efficacy as a project manager.

Business Process Management: Learn the industry standard framework for managing and improving business processes.

*All Certificate programs provide CEUs from Auburn University and therefore qualify for Federal funding. All courses leading to the PMI and IIBA certifications are WIOA program certified.

Government Dislocated Worker Programs - Useful Links

For workforce development agencies utilizing WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Federal Funding, please visit the MN ETPL page for costs, often inclusive of exam, application, and membership fees.

Terms and Conditions

In order to qualify for unemployment discounts, students need to submit satisfactory proof of unemployment status to register for the course. This may consist of a separation notice, an unemployment benefits award letter, or other documentation which may be necessary to verify your unemployment status. Please mark out any sensitive information on these documents and email them to to our team at info@watermarklearning.com with your name, the course date and location for which you are interested in enrolling.

Exam fees are not included in the price of the course. Training purchases are not refundable or exchangeable. Discounts apply to new registrations only and are exclusively for the use of the individual for whom they are purchased and cannot be combined with other promotions or coupons. Previous purchases are not eligible. This discount program is subject to termination at any time, without notice, although registrations received prior to program termination will be honored. Attempts to fraudulently attend a class using an unemployment discount can result in an immediate termination of the registration with no refunds.