How to renew your certification

Scrum Alliance certifications are widely recognized and valued in the industry. To maintain your certification, you will need to go through a simple renewal process. Follow the instructions for your highest level of certification. If you have more than one certification, simply follow the instructions for the highest-level certification you currently hold.

Renew your current certification

Here are the current certification and membership renewal instructions. Follow the instructions for your highest level of certification.

CSM: Certified ScrumMaster®

To renew your certification and membership, visit your dashboard and click the "Renew Certification/Membership" link under Actions. Renewals are $100 for two years.
 
If you were certified before the CSM Evaluation was implemented in October 2009, you may take the CSM Evaluation, but it is not required. You can use the red "Take CSM Evaluation" button on your dashboard.

If your only certification is CSM, login and proceed to your dashboard.

CSPO: Certified Scrum Product Owner®

To renew your certification and membership, visit your dashboard and click the "Renew Certification/Membership" link under Actions. Renewals are $100 for two years.

If your only certification is CSPO, login and proceed to your dashboard.

CSD: Certified Scrum Developer®

To renew your certification and membership, visit your dashboard and click on "Renew Certification/Membership" link under Actions.Renewals are $100 for two years.

If your only certification is CSD, login and proceed to your dashboard.

Combined Certifications of CSM, CSPO or CSD

To renew multiple certifications and your membership, visit your dashboard and click on "Renew Certification/Membership" link under Actions. Renewals are $100 for two years to include all certifications.

If you have multiple certifications, log in and proceed to your dashboard.

CSP: Certified Scrum Professional®

Your certification is good for two years from your original certification date. When it's time for you to renew, you will pay the $250 renewal fee and follow the instructions on our website at http://www.scrumalliance.org/memberships/fee-membership. You are required to track and submit 45 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) to complete this renewal process. Renewals automatically include lower-level certifications, such as CSM, CSPO, and CSD.
 
NOTE: After the payment has been made, please accept the CSP license agreement also presented on your dashboard to complete the process.  

Certified Scrum Coach®

The maintenance fee is due yearly. You will be sent an invoice from our accounting department. If you have not received an invoice, please contact accounting@scrumalliance.org

Every three years, you must reapply before paying renewal fees. A minimum of 1,000 hours of Scrum coaching and a minimum of 40 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) are required in order to maintain your CSC certification. Learn more about coaching hours and SEUs for CSC.  

Certified Scrum Trainer®

The maintenance fee is due yearly. Use the link below to pay this annual maintenance fee. It will also renew all lower-level certifications you hold.

Pay annual CST maintenance fee.
 

A phased introduction of SEUs begins in 2014

Ongoing education and certification renewal are critical to maintaining high standards as you advance your career. That’s why we’re developing a Scrum Education Units (SEUs) program that will reward your professional development activities and provide a flexible way to renew certifications. Currently, the SEU program is only a pilot program being tested as an alternative way to earn the Certified Scrum Professional credential.
 
We anticipate that SEUs will be rolled out for all Scrum Alliance certifications beginning in 2014. Current members will not have to worry about earning SEUs until their next renewal date following the initial introduction in 2014. Even then, they will have a full two years to earn the required number of SEUs.
 
Further, members with multiple Scrum Alliance credentials will only need to earn SEUs for their highest-level credential — not all of the credentials they currently hold. The highest-level credential drives the SEU requirement.
 
Visit this page for updates on the future SEU program and launch. 

FAQs about the future SEU process for renewing certifications

Q: When will I need to begin earning Scrum Education Units (SEU)?
A: Current Scrum Alliance members will not need to begin earning SEUs until AFTER their renewal date in 2014. And then they will have a full two years to earn the required number of SEUs.
 
Q: What is an SEU?
A: An SEU is a credit hour earned by a professional person for having completed an educational training or learning opportunity that meets a set of learning objectives.
 
Q: How is the value of an SEU calculated?
A: SEUs work on a points-based system. SEUs are based on a 1:1 ratio of contact hours to points. For example, eight contact hours (or a full day of training) is equivalent to eight SEUs.
 
Q: How do I get SEUs?
A: Many educational activities can easily count for SEU credit. Reading books, attending mentoring or training sessions, and volunteering for the Scrum Alliance are just a few ideas. The activity's contact hours drive how many SEUs the activity will earn. For example, if you attend a Scrum Gathering and participate the entire day, you will earn eight SEUs.
 
Q: How does an SEU relate to a PDU?
A: Many of the SEUs needed for Scrum Alliance certification and recertification can also be used as Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Please consult the PMP Handbook for requirements.
 
Categories of SEU activities can be found here.