Certification Types & Tracks

Being agile means not only embracing change and uncertainty but catalyzing it. Our global community has come together to bring you LIVE ONLINE COURSES from the world’s most renowned and respected Certified Scrum Trainers. For the first time in our history, you have the opportunity to earn a Scrum Alliance CSM or CSPO certification online.

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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: CSM
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Certified Scrum Professional®-ScrumMaster

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

Prerequisite: 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: CSPO
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Certified Scrum Professional®-Product Owner

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

Prerequisite: 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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Agile Leadership

The Certified Agile Leadership I (CAL I) credential will soon be replaced by CAL-Essentials (CAL-E), CAL for Teams (CAL-T), and CAL for Organizations (CAL-O). Take the combination that works for you before advancing to CAL II.

 

Certified Agile Leadership Essentials

Leaders today are striving to stay on top of rapidly changing business needs and are coming to understand that the need to respond and adapt quickly is increasingly important.

Prerequisite: none
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Certified Agile Leadership for Teams

Agile teams require an alternative to the traditional leadership approaches of the past in order to navigate this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

Prerequisite: none
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Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations

Business leaders are now required to shift the way that they think about their organizational culture and employees and become change agents. In this module, participants will gain knowledge, skills, and techniques that will help them to work toward sustainable agility for their organizations.

Prerequisite: none
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Certified Agile Leadership I

Scrum Alliance is replacing our Certified Agile Leadership I (CAL I) program with three modules: CAL-Essentials (CAL-E), CAL for Teams (CAL-T), and CAL for Organizations (CAL-O).

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 combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O. Or CAL 1.
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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 principles and the Scrum framework. Candidates to become a Certified Agile Coach (whether CTC or CEC) or a Certified Scrum Trainer® already hold Professional certifications from Scrum Alliance.

Certified Team Coach®

A Certified Team Coach is a Certified Agile Coach (CAC) who focuses primarily on one or more teams or on a subset of an organization in a project or program.

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

A Certified Enterprise Coach is a Certified Agile Coach (CAC) who focuses primarily on guiding entire 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
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