Certified Enterprise CoachSM (CECSM)

If you’re reading this, it means you’re ready to head on your journey towards becoming a CEC. Congratulations! Our goal is to bring more Certified Agile Coaches into the world to make workplaces more joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. That’s why we’re here to share information so you’re better prepared to become a successful candidate.

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There are three documents to review: the CEC RequirementsSummary of Expectations, and Application Instructions
The CEC Requirements help you make an informed decision as to whether you are ready to apply. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the CEC program, but they definitely help. Keep this list as a reference.
The Summary of Expectations is not only a guide, it helps you reflect on the aspects of becoming a successful candidate. There are tasks to accomplish, and there are also soft skills to ponder.
The Application Instructions document gives you a detailed overview of the application process, tips and suggestions from the Review Team, and definitions.
Next, review the SAMPLE CEC Application Part I and the SAMPLE CEC Application Part II. Be sure to understand the depth and breadth of the information that is requested.


If you feel you meet the qualifications and are ready to apply, click below to start an application!



One of our most helpful requirements is your pre-application call with a member of the CEC Review Team. Your chosen Review Team member will evaluate your readiness to apply for the CEC application and give you valuable feedback. This conversation is required prior to your application being reviewed the first time or if you are re-applying. You may be asked to do a short coaching session with the reviewer and practice your coaching in real time. We advise that you hold a Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP®) certification before scheduling this call.


Part I of the application process gives you a chance to introduce yourself as a coach. It is an evaluation of the prerequisites required to become a Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Coach. Part I is the same for both CTC and CEC. This includes being an active CSP®, team and organization coaching experience, agile community participation, coaching education and mentorship, and coaching tools, techniques, and approaches. Evidence of each prerequisite is required for qualification.

Part I will be reviewed by one member of the CEC Review team. Once you submit it, the Review Team will assess Part I of your application within one week. If your reviewer feels you need more development before proceeding to Part II, s/he will present that feedback, and your application may be placed on hold while you work on the gaps and suggestions on how to improve. It is imperative that you wait to be approved for Part I before beginning on Part II.


Part II of the CEC Application is a qualitative evaluation of your capability coaching at the executive level, and experience with multiple functions, business divisions, and/or enterprises. It evaluates your learning, mindset, and approach as a coach across a diversity of experiences.

Along with submitting Part II, you are required to provide three (3) recommendations: two (2) client, project leader, or organization leader recommendations, and one (1) mentor recommendation. 

    • Template for mentor recommendations can be found here.
    • Template for client recommendations can be found here.

Part II will be reviewed by two members of the Review Team. Once you submit it, the Review Team will assess Part II of your application within three weeks. If the Review Team identifies that you have not met the bar for Part II, your application may be placed on hold with identified gaps and suggestions on how to address those gaps before re-applying. As a CEC applicant, you have the option to apply for a dual certification, which includes a CTC certification. If you choose to apply for CTC as well, please pay the supplemental $100 CTC fee.


Once your application is accepted (and after you celebrate a major accomplishment), you will be required to pay an annual $750 license fee and complete requirements to maintain your active CEC certification. This information will be available on your Scrum Alliance dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about becoming a CEC? Visit the FAQ section for more information and a comparison of the CTC and CEC certifications.


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