Badge for the Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner certification

Certified Scrum Professional® Product Owner

Propel your career to new heights on the business side of products with the CSP®-PO certification. As a Certified Scrum Professional, you’ll be equipped to become a key player in shaping product success and organizational growth.

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Top-Level Product Ownership

What you'll learn

The CSP-PO learning objectives provide an in-depth exploration into advanced product owner accountabilities, focusing on core competencies, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, team dynamics, and complex product management across multiple teams. 

The course covers many of the situations you find yourself in as an experienced product owner, equipping you with the tools to navigate challenges and continuously improve. In this course, you'll explore how to:

  • Facilitate discussions with stakeholders who disagree with each other
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Form new scrum teams
  • Understand why forming a new scrum team is different from a traditional project launch
  • Manage product backlogs across multiple teams
  • Practice complex product planning

You'll delve into product economics, customer research, product strategy, and much more!

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Course overview

The CSP-PO course focuses on building your abilities as a product owner. Drawing from your work experience as well as what you learned in Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, you'll dig into:

  • Approaches to validating product assumptions 
  • Interactions with customers and users
  • Management of complex product backlogs

You'll be highly qualified to deliver results as a CSP-PO. Teams and organizations will look to you to deliver what customers need while working with stakeholder expectations, product planning and forecasting, and multiple teams involved in development. Your CSP-PO certification will validate these capabilities and others.

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Benefits

Achieving the CSP-PO credential not only signifies your mastery of advanced scrum and agile practices but also opens up a multitude of benefits designed to elevate your professional standing and expand your agile expertise, including: 

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What’s your next step?

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Requirements

The CSP-PO symbolizes a profound commitment to excellence in product ownership. Below are the requirements to gain the CSP-PO:

  • Hold an Advanced Certified Product Owner (A-CSPO) certification with Scrum Alliance
  • Attend a certified CSP-PO educational offering to gain knowledge in implementing purpose and strategy, high-level approaches for testing product assumptions, and advanced product backlog management techniques
  • Successfully complete all components of an approved educational offering, including any necessary pre- or post-course work
  • Accept the CSP-PO License Agreement and complete the Scrum Alliance membership profile
  • Validate at least 24 months of work experience specific to the role of product owner within the past five years

Maintain your CSP-PO by earning Scrum Education Units and renewing your certification every two years.

Certifications with substance

Choosing Scrum Alliance means you will earn a certification badge that is recognized by employers and recruiters globally.

Established in 2001, Scrum Alliance provides certifications with substance: Once you earn the badge, the renewal requirements include proof that you've continued to grow your knowledge—by reading books, watching webinars, attending events, etc.

Earn Scrum Education Units with every learning opportunity you complete. SEUs are required for certification renewal every two years. Instead of a one-and-done lifetime certification, you'll have a badge that proves to employers your commitment to continuously growing, evolving, and expanding what you know.

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Discover the most in-depth product owner learning

I wanted to do a program that was more in-depth and hands-on than a two-day training course. These programs really deliver on these fronts with a lot of exercises and practice, including practice requiring working with your work team.

–CSPO-PO student
For product owners who want to level up

It helped me grow personally and professionally, and made a positive impact on my daily work. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to level up their skills and confidence.

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Achieve a major milestone if you want to become a Certified Scrum Trainer® or challenge yourself to unlock new possibilities in your product owner career.

Frequently asked questions

The Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner (CSP-PO) represents that you've reached the highest level of the journey that began with your Certified Scrum Product Owner course. It’s designed for experienced POs who have demonstrated a higher level of mastery in coaching people in scrum and agile principles. It validates advanced knowledge in:

  • Strategy implementation 
  • Product assumption testing
  • Product backlog management

The CSP-PO proves just how far you've come and prepares you for the next step in your journey, whether you want to work as a highly qualified product owner, become an agile coach or trainer, or take your skill set on a unique path to achieving your career goals.

The CSP-PO certification is a strategic investment for product owners looking to advance their careers. It not only validates your expertise and dedication to the scrum framework but also aligns with your career aspirations if you aim to lead complex projects and influence product strategy. Achieving this certification can significantly broaden your professional network through access to exclusive scrum events, elevating your position in the job market, and enhancing your earning potential.

The A-CSPO (Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner) is a prerequisite for the CSP-PO certification. While A-CSPO focuses on expanding the skill set of a product owner beyond the basics, the CSP-PO course teaches advanced strategies, validation techniques, and management skills required for product backlog management and customer interactions.

To obtain the CSP-PO certification, you must hold an A-CSPO certification, attend a certified CSP-PO educational offering, complete all required coursework, accept the CSP-PO License Agreement, and validate 24 months of work experience as a product owner within the last five years.

To maintain the integrity and value of your CSP-PO certification, renew it every two years. This involves accruing 40 Scrum Education Units (SEUs), completing the renewal application on the Scrum Alliance website, and paying the renewal fee of $250.

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