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Certified Scrum Professional® 

Attention CSP® applicants: If you submitted your application after September 1, 2017, please go here for a special message from our review team.

Validate your in-depth knowledge and experience in Scrum

Certified Scrum Professionals challenge their teams to improve the way Scrum and other Agile techniques are applied. They have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum.

Are you an active CSM®, CSPO®, or CSD® who’s ready for the next level of experience and expertise in the art of Scrum? If so, it’s time to elevate your career further by earning the CSP® credential.

What are the benefits of earning a Certified Scrum Professional certification?
In today's competitive job market, the Certified Scrum Professional certification sets you apart as a more advanced and experienced Scrum practitioner. Going the extra mile to earn your CSP-SM™, CSP-PO™, or CSP (for CSD only) shows that you’re committed to continuous improvement. The coursework and dedication needed to earn this certification will sharpen your skills and help you become an even better Agile practitioner. As a Certified Scrum Professional, you have access to social networks, and a specially-designed logo to demonstrate your achievement.

Scrum Alliance® member and CSM/CSP-SM Jon Jorgensen gives nine great reasons for becoming a Certified Scrum Professional in his article, Why I Decided to Become a CSP. Also, learn how active CSPs tackle their work through our Q&A series CSPs Changing the World.

By earning a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSP) certification you:

  • Validate your practical experience and competency in Scrum.
  • Demonstrate to employers and peers your your talent, showing deeper knowledge and ability to execute Scrum successfully.
  • Expand your career opportunities by staying relevant and marketable across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices.
  • Engage with a community of recognized Scrum experts who are committed to continuous improvement.

How Do I Become a Certified Scrum Professional?

Choose your CSP path. Read below for eligibility criteria for earning your CSP-SM, CSP-PO, or CSP (for CSD certification holders).

To become a Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster™ (CSP-SM), you must satisfy following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a current holder of an active Advanced Certified ScrumMasterTM (A-CSMTM) credential.
  • Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering.
  • Have a minimum of 24 months of work experience specific to the role of ScrumMaster.
To become a Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner™ (CSP-PO), you must satisfy following eligibility criteria:
  • Be a current holder of an active Advanced Certified Scrum Product OwnerTM (A-CSPOTM) credential.
  • Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering.
  • Have a minimum of 24 months of work experience specific to the role of Product Owner.
If you hold only a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification and want to apply to become a CSP, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria found here.

License and certificate

Once you have successfully completed the approved educational offering and have 24 months of experience added to your Scrum Alliance profile, we will send you an email with a link to accept the CSP License Agreement.

At that point, you’ll be able to download your CSP-SM or CSP-PO certificate from your dashboard. Your new credential is effective for two years from the date your application was approved.

What do you do after you receive your CSP certificate?

Incorporating Scrum principles and practices into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Demonstrate your expertise and strengthen your skills by:
 
  • Sharing your experience with the Scrum Alliance community by contributing an article to our website
  • Attending Scrum Alliance Gatherings
  • Letting others know about your accomplishments by displaying your CSP-SM or CSP-PO certificate & logos, along with an active profile on the Scrum Alliance website

Renew your certification

You must renew your CSP level credential every two years. You will receive a reminder email from Scrum Alliance 90 days before your certification expires. In order to maintain your certification, you will need to obtain 40 SEUs within each two-year period. Renewals automatically include foundational certifications, such as CSM, CSPO, CSD, A-CSM, and A-CSPO. The renewal fee is $250.
 
Certificate holders with both CSP® badges (CSP-SM™ and CSP-PO™) can choose to renew one or both certifications and meet the renewal requirements (and pay fees) for one or both. Visit the Renew your CSP page for more information.

If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQ section or contact support@scrumalliance.org.

 

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