Scrum Education Unit (SEU) pilot program for the Certified Scrum Professional certification
An alternative to the proctored exam, the SEU program lets you earn the Certified Scrum Professional designation by participating in professional development activities
Many Scrum practitioners strive to achieve the highest level of certification: the Certified Scrum Professional
. To apply to become a CSP through the Scrum Education Unit (SEU) program, you must satisfy three eligibility criteria:
Be a current holder of an active CSM, CSPO, or CSD credential
Have a minimum of 36 months of successful Agile/Scrum work experience gained within the past five years implementing Scrum inside organizations as team member, product owner, or ScrumMaster
Gather and submit 60 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) from the past three years
Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) are based on a one-to-one point system, similar to other education credit programs. For each contact hour you invest in your Agile or Scrum education, you will receive one SEU. If you participate for a whole day at a Scrum Gathering, you'll earn eight SEUs.
To earn the CSP certification, you will need 60 SEUs. See our Ways to earn SEUs
page for more details.
How to apply
Once you are logged into your Scrum Alliance profile, click on the "Apply for CSP Certification" button on your dashboard, verify and correct your contact data, and provide evidence of 36 months of Agile/Scrum work experience, using the work experience items on your profile. Once you "Agree and Submit," you will return to your dashboard.
The "SEU-Based CSP Form" button on your dashboard will take you to the submission form for the SEU process. This application must be completed (typed) and submitted as one file. To fill out the application, choose "download" from the upper right-hand bar, then choose "Open with Adobe Acrobat." (To get an advance look at a view-only version of the application, click here
Complete that file, save it, and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the title "SEU-CSP Application." You will receive a link to pay the $150 nonrefundable application fee. After the payment is processed, and after you have updated your Scrum Alliance profile, your application will be reviewed.
License and certificate
Upon approval of your application, 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 your application was approved.
You must renew your CSP credential every two years. To maintain your certification, you will need to obtain 45 SEUs. Renewals automatically include lower-level certifications, such as CSM, CSPO, and CSD.