Scrum Education Units® (SEUs)
To validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum – and to maintain your certification – you are required to earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs) by completing educational training or learning opportunities. It’s easy to do and will help you stay relevant (and competitive) in the market.
SEUs follow a 1:1 ratio, where one hour of participation or preparation is equal to one SEU. There are four (4) categories of SEUs. Scroll down for an overview of each category. Although we recommend spreading your SEU experience across several categories for experience diversity, you only need to complete the total amount of SEUs to maintain/renew your certification.
SEUs are required for renewing all certifications. Please note there are no limits on the amount of SEUs that can be earned in a given cateogry. You may earn them any way you choose.
There are four (4) categories you can choose from when selecting SEUs. The information provided below for each category describes your choices.
Allowable SEUs in this category include working with Scrum Alliance CSTs, CECs, CTCs, and REPs as well as through various independent learning activities, such as: preparing presentations; authoring relevant books, articles, or blogs; watching a training video/webinar; reading one or two books in depth.
We encourage you to give back to the community. Therefore, SEUs may be earned by providing non-compensated professional Scrum services.
SEUs may be earned through a variety of other learning activities as Scrum Alliance acknowledges that not all learning fits neatly into the categories above.
|Foundational (CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®)
|Advanced (A-CSM®, A-CSPO®)
|Professional (CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, CSP®)
A Note About Multiple Certifications:
You will need to submit the full amount of required SEUs for your highest-level certification, but you will only be required to submit half the amount of required SEUs for each certification in a different track thereafter. Please visit our Help Center for specific examples. We place an emphasis on the learning journey, so after you attend any Scrum Alliance certification course, your other certifications will automatically advance to your new certification's expiration date.
How is the value of an SEU calculated?
An SEU is based on a 1:1 ratio of contact hours to points. For example, if you attend a Scrum Gathering® and participate for the entire three days, you will earn a maximum of 24 SEUs.
Attending a one (1) hour webinar is equivalent to one (1) SEU.
How do I get SEUs?
Many educational activities easily count for SEU credit. Reading books, attending mentoring or training sessions, watching webinars, and volunteering are just a few ideas. Please review the categories for examples of how you can earn Scrum Education Units.
I do a lot of training and coaching. Which SEU category does this fit into?
In instances where you participate in learning opportunities where you are the student and not the trainer/coach, you can count these hours under the Learning category. Conversely, in instances where you are the trainer/coach, these hours would best fit in your work experience on your Scrum Alliance profile rather than SEU credit. There are three exceptions. In these cases, your training/coaching experience can be counted for SEUs:
How many SEUs will I need to maintain my CSP certification?
- You have volunteered training for nonprofit organizations other than your employer (Volunteering category).
- You've researched and prepared training materials (Learning category).
- You are a co-trainer, learning from a more experienced trainer (Learning category).
Please go to the SEU calculator
to determine how many SEUs you'll need for your CSP certification
I am logging SEUs to renew. How recent do they have to be?
For all certification renewal cycles, SEUs must have been earned within thirty (30) months.
When logging SEUs, what information do I need to include or how detailed do I need to be?
Please include a few words or a short sentence describing the activity.
For more information, please visit our Help Center