Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD)

Strengthen your technical skills in Agile software development

Certified Scrum Developers have demonstrated through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that they have a working understanding of Scrum principles and have learned specialized Agile engineering skills.

What are the benefits of a Scrum Developer certification?

In today's competitive job market, the Certified Scrum Developer® credential can set you apart from the pack. A successful Scrum Developer is committed to continuous improvement. The coursework and dedication needed to achieve a CSD sharpen your skills and help you become a better practitioner of Scrum.

As a CSD, you will receive a profile page on the Scrum Alliance website and will have access to a specially designed logo to highlight your credentials.

Requirements for Scrum Developer certification

At least five days of formal training taught by Scrum Alliance REPs are required to earn a CSD.
  • At least three days must be technical training through a three-day CSD technical skills course.
  • At least one day must be dedicated to the study of Scrum through an introduction to Scrum or a CSM course.
  • Days 4 and 5 can be either completing a Certified ScrumMaster certification OR attending a one-day Scrum elective course AND a one-day introduction to Scrum course.
You must also demonstrate an understanding of Agile engineering practices by passing a CSD assessment/evaluation provided by the REP/trainer. The REP/trainer will upload and pay the certification fees for students as they take CSD-track courses in 2014.

How your CSD certification is applied in 2014:
  • If you are a Scrum Alliance member and a CSM and take a three-day CSD-track Technical Course, then you will receive notification to accept your CSD license, and the CSD certification will be added to your profile. There is no need for you to apply. Your certification is good for two years.
  • If you are not yet a Scrum Alliance member at the time of the first CSD track course, then you will receive membership for one year. After you complete all CSD requirements, as listed above, you will receive CSD certification notification. Your certification is good for two years.
If you completed your CSD course(s) prior to 2014, you will need to submit an application and make a $150 certification payment to secure active CSD status for two years.

What do you do after you receive your CSD certificate?

Becoming Agile is a lifelong journey. Incorporating Scrum principles and practices into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Further enhance your knowledge and skills by:

Become a CSD today

Are you ready to advance your career as an Agile software developer? Get started by taking courses from the CSD track. If you have additional questions, please visit the FAQ page or contact support@scrumalliance.org.