Ways to earn SEUs

There are several ways to earn the SEUs needed to become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

New: You can now log and track your SEUs as you earn them by using the "Manage SEUs" link on your Scrum Alliance dashboard.

The SEU online form

The new online form is what you will use to apply for your Certified Scrum Professional certification. Something important to keep in mind is that a strong CSP candidate has representation from all or most of the categories described below. Don't be afraid to submit more SEUs than needed; it will not harm your application to list activities beyond the required number of SEUs.

The new form gives you an opportunity to explain the benefit of each activity to you as a Scrum practitioner. These write-ups can strengthen your application, particularly in Categories D, E, and F; make a good case for why the activity has been an important part of your learning.

Category A: Scrum Alliance Scrum Gatherings

Up to 45 SEUs can be earned at a rate of one credit per hour of participation in Scrum Alliance Global, Scrum Alliance Regional, and Scrum Alliance User Group Scrum Gatherings, as well as in Scrum Alliance-affiliated User Group activities. Presenting, coaching, and attending sessions all count as SEU-eligible activities. Additionally, because Scrum Alliance recognizes the value in impromptu ("hallway") discussions at Scrum Gatherings, SEUs are earned at the same rate for these. A maximum of 8 SEUs may be earned per day. Scrum Alliance-sponsored events should be included under Category C.

Category B: Scrum Alliance Courses or Coaching

Up to 45 SEUs related to courses or coaching can be earned in a variety of ways:
  • By achieving your CSM, CSPO, and/or CSD certifications
  • By attending training provided by a REP or CST
  • Through mentoring provided by a CST
  • Through one-on-one or small-group coaching provided by a CSC
Members need not submit SEUs after each coaching session but may list them all at the time of submission.  A full training day is equal to 8 SEUs.

Category C: Outside Events

Up to 15 SEUs may be earned by participating in other relevant events, such as Agile conferences, regional interest group meetings, training from someone who is not a REP or CST, or Scrum Alliance-sponsored events. SEUs are earned at a rate of one credit per hour of active participation.

Category D: Volunteer Service

Up to 15 SEUs may be earned by providing non-compensated, Scrum professional services to an organization or group other than your employer. Please provide all information requested on the application form.

Category E: Asynchronous Learning

Up to 15 SEUs may be earned through various independent learning activities, such as preparing (but not facilitating) presentations; authoring relevant books, articles, or blogs; taking on-demand online training; reading one or two books deeply and then fully describing their benefit to you as a Scrum practitioner. Please follow a 1:1 ratio for this category. One invested hour is equivalent to 1 SEU.

Category F: Synchronous Learning

Up to 15 SEUs may be earned through a variety of other learning activities engaged in with other Scrum practitioners. Scrum Alliance acknowledges that not all learning fits neatly into the categories above; therefore, an example of an additional way to earn SEUs includes spending time as a co-trainer working with a more experienced trainer, with the objective of learning. Another example is being a participant in a live webinar or online course that is led by an instructor. Please follow a 1:1 ratio for this category. One invested hour is equivalent to 1 SEU.