Certification Types & Tracks

Scrum Alliance education and certifications give you endless ways to distinguish yourself as a Scrum and Agile practitioner.

Certifications by Scrum Team Role

Scrum Master Track

Certified ScrumMaster®

Intro course for those wishing to fill the role of Scrum Master or Scrum team member.

Prerequisite: none
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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster

Advanced course for Scrum Masters who have one or more years of work experience in that role.

Prerequisite: active CSM
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Certified Scrum Professional®-ScrumMaster

Pinnacle course for experts wishing to develop mastery of the Scrum Master track.

Prerequisite: active A-CSM
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Product Owner Track

Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Intro course for those who are closest to the "business side" of the project.

Prerequisite: none
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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

Advanced course for Product Owners who already have one year of experience on a Scrum team.

Prerequisite: active CSPO
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Certified Scrum Professional®-Product Owner

Pinnacle course for experts wishing to master the Product Owner track.

Prerequisite: active A-CSPO
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Developer Track

Certified Scrum Developer®

Intro course for software developers (programmers) who are building software in a Scrum environment.

Prerequisite: none
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Certified Scrum Professional®

Certified Scrum Professional for Developers

Prerequisite: active CSD
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Guide Level Certifications

Guide Level certifications are designed to authorize well-qualified coaches and trainers as educators, mentors, and thought leaders in Agile and the Scrum Framework. Candidates for Guide Level certifications already hold Professional certifications from Scrum Alliance.

Certified Team CoachSM

Expert level program to train coaches who will work across multiple teams, focusing on a subset of an organization in a project or program, or across multiple teams.

Prerequisite: active CSP-SM, CSP-PO, or CSP
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Certified Enterprise Coach

Expert level program for those who wish to successfully guide organizations through the real-world challenges of agility and Scrum.

Prerequisite: active CSP-SM, CSP-PO, or CSP
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Certified Scrum Trainer®

Expert level program for those who wish to help others understand the principles and values that form the foundation of Scrum.

Prerequisite: active CSP-SM, CSP-PO, or CSP
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Agile Leadership

Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program is for leaders who seek to enhance their workplaces with a culture of agility with Agile values, practices, and metrics.

Certified Agile Leadership I

The first of two phases that make up this credential, focusing on leadership in an Agile context, the Agile organization, and Agile approaches to change.

Prerequisite: none
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Certified Agile Leadership II (Certification)

The second of two phases in this credential. Deep dive into these topics with practice applying principles in a peer workshop.

Prerequisite: active CAL 1
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