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Unemployed Professionals - Training Opportunities

Project Management Academy recognizes that one of the best ways to navigate an unexpected career transition is to use the downtime to strengthen your career path and determine how to best market yourself to prospective employers. Studies show that one of the best ways to do that is to ‘credentialize’ your pre-existing skillsets through widely-recognized professional certifications to help your resume stand out. Some employers may also require employees to have certain certifications to be considered for a role. Our primary mission is to help individuals propel their careers and gain education needed to earn professional certifications so they can better compete in the job market.

In response to record levels of unemployment, PMA and its affiliate company, Watermark Learning, are pleased to offer significant discounts to individuals in an unexpected career transition for the following certification courses:

These are among the highest-demand certifications for professionals across industries and job functions, according to analysis of online job postings by CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Students enrolled in these courses will enjoy full access to all of Project Management Academy's and Watermark Learning’s online tools (video lectures, mock exams, tracking dashboard, exercises, downloads, etc.).

Unemployment Discounts

PMA is the most trusted name in project management training® and would be proud to support you through your career transition by enrolling you in one of our or Watermark Learning’s best-in-class courses at a significant discount. 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 offerings.

Training Topic Course Format List Price Unemployment Discount
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 Training Virtual Classroom $995 $200 Discount, $795
A-CSM® Certification Training Virtual Classroom $995 $50 Discount, $945
CSPO® Certification Training Virtual Classroom $995 $200 Discount, $795
IIBA®-AAC Certification Training Video-on-Demand $395 $50 Discount, $345
Agile Change Agent Certification Training Virtual Classroom $1195 $200 Discount, $995
DASM Certification Training Virtual Classroom $1195 $100 Discount, $1095
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

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

Need help figuring out which course might be right for you? See another course on our website that you’d be interested in taking with a discount?

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"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 enjoyed the real life examples and indication of what tools are used currently as well as what to expect. Great templates and examples to have, good starting point in my new job, and can also speak to this in interviews."

Santina C.

"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 A.

"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.

"Since I am looking for a new job in the current competing market, I decided on getting the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. After analyzing the relevant training providers in the Houston area, I chose Project Management Academy as my best training option to get this certification in the shortest time and at a competitive price. Nowadays, after passing the PMP exam in the first attempt and 6 weeks after the training course, I can say that PMA was indeed my best choice. I am very thankful and would like to acknowledge the excellent job done by Dan Garza and the rest of the PMA team."

Edicson L.

Terms and Conditions

In order to qualify, 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 our team at 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.