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Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Professional®


See how (and why) to elevate your Scrum path



    Certified Scrum Professionals challenge their teams to improve the way Scrum and other Agile techniques are applied. They have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum.

Are you ready for the next level of experience and expertise in the art of Scrum? If so, it’s time to elevate your career further by earning the CSP® credential.

By earning a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSP) certification you: 

  • Attend exclusive CSP® events with other leaders in Scrum and Agile.
  • Receive a free Premium subscription to the world's largest Agile assessment and continuous improvement platform, Comparative Agility®.
  • Attract more recruiters and command a higher rate of pay.
  • Identify and differentiate yourself in the job market using digital badges (coming soon). 
  • Establish a gateway and milestone toward becoming CST®, CEC, or CTC.
  • Become an expert in Scrum, which will not grow obsolete or out of style.
  • Letting others know about your accomplishments by displaying your CSP-SM or CSP-PO certificate & logos, along with an active profile on the Scrum Alliance website
Scrum Alliance® member and CSM/CSP-SM Jon Jorgensen gives nine great reasons for becoming a Certified Scrum Professional in his article, Why I Decided to Become a CSP. Also, learn how active CSPs tackle their work through our Q&A series CSPs Changing the World.

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How Do I Become a Certified Scrum Professional?

Choose your CSP path. Read below for eligibility criteria for earning your CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, or CSP* (for CSD® certification holders).

To become a Certified Scrum Professional® ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) or Product Owner (CSP-PO), you must satisfy following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a current holder of an active Advanced Certified ScrumMasterSM (A-CSMSM) or Advanced Certified Scrum Product OwnerSM (A-CSPOSM) credential.
  • Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering. This may include pre or post course work as deemed necessary by your approved educator to complete the learning objectives.
  • Have a minimum of 24 months of work experience specific to the role of ScrumMaster or Product Owner (from within the past five years).


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*If you hold only a Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD) certification and want to apply to become a CSP, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria found here.

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