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.
If you feel you meet the qualifications and are ready to apply, click below to start an application!
PART I: QUALIFICATION AND PREREQUISITES
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: AGILE KNOWLEDGE, COACHING COMPETENCIES, COACHING MINDSET, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
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.
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.