Examination process for the Scrum Professional certification
Applicants who meet the prerequisites for the Certified Scrum Professional may choose to participate in the examination process as their path to certification
Many Scrum practitioners strive to achieve the highest level of certification: the Certified Scrum Professional. To apply to become a CSP, you must satisfy two eligibility criteria:
Be a current holder of an active CSM, CSPO, or CSD credential
Have a minimum of 2,000 hours of Scrum-related work in the past two years (work can be documented in the "work experience" section of your Scrum Alliance dashboard)
How to apply
You may apply for the CSP credential by logging into your Scrum Alliance account, going to your dashboard, and using the "Apply for CSP Certification" button. You will be asked to verify your contact information, provide evidence of your work experience, and attest to the 2,000-hour requirement. Once you "Agree and Submit," you will return to your dashboard. The "Pay CSP Testing Fee" button will allow you to pay the $300 nonrefundable testing fee.
Once your application has been accepted and you've paid the registration fee, you will receive an email from Castle Worldwide
. The email will provide a link to the exam registration form as well as a list of the proctored testing sites, dates, and times for the exam.
The 150-question exam is available at proctored test sites around the world. Candidates have three hours to complete the test. To help you prepare for the exam, download the CSP Candidate Handbook
, which includes test-taking tips, an exam content outline, a list of resources, and sample questions. You can also take a 35-question practice test
for $20 through Castle Worldwide.
License and certificate
You will receive your CSP exam results at the proctored test site immediately after you have submitted your completed exam. If you pass, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance with a link to the CSP License Agreement. After you accept the License Agreement, you will be able to download your CSP certificate from your dashboard. Your new credential is effective for two years from the date you passed the CSP exam.
If you do not pass the exam, you may schedule another testing appointment after 90 days. The fee for retaking the exam is $300 and must be paid before rescheduling.
You must renew your CSP credential every two years. To renew, follow the official renewal process, which entails a $300 fee. In early 2014, the Scrum Education Unit (SEU) Program will change the recertification process. At that time, recertification will be based on the successful completion of the required SEUs.
Renewals automatically include lower-level certifications, such as CSM, CSPO, and CSD.