Professional Development Programs

Veteran's GI Bill® benefits for Professional Development Certificate Programs

Many of the noncredit/CEU certificate programs offered by USM Professional Development Programs are approved for use of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits. In order to qualify for approval, completing the program or workshop must lead to a specific vocational/occupational outcome. Veterans also receive a 20% discount on all instructor-led courses.

Approved Programs

Currently the following Professional Development Certificate Programs are approved for the use of GI Bill® benefits:

If a program you are interested in is not currently approved for the use of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefit, please contact Veteran Services at or (207) 780-5232.

To use your VA Educational Benefits for one of these programs, please contact Professional Development Programs at or (207) 780-5900. 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at