Renew Your Certification Every Two Years

Put simply, the time you spend practicing and studying Scrum gives you a competitive edge, and so does leveraging those learnings to renew your Scrum Alliance certification. Each hour of your continuing education — the time you spend reading articles, volunteering, attending events, and taking courses — equals one “Scrum Education Unit,” or SEU. We ask that you add a certification-specific number of SEUs before you may renew your certification every two years. This maintains the credibility of your Scrum Alliance certification.

The easiest way to register your SEUs with Scrum Alliance is to ensure you are logged into the site as you read articles, attend webinars, etc. As you explore the content on our website, you will see badges indicating content that is SEU eligible. We recently added a feature that credits you with these SEUs automatically. However, you may wish to add previous educational experiences or opportunities you pursued outside of Scrum Alliance, so here’s how:

  1. Log into scrumalliance.org
  2. Hover over “Hello, {Your Name}” in the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Look left! Click “Manage SEUs” under the calculator icon.

Categories

There are four (4) categories you can choose from when selecting SEUs. The information provided below for each category describes your choices.

events

Earn SEUs for participating in events like Scrum Alliance Global GatheringsScrum Alliance Regional Gatherings, and Non-Scrum Alliance-Sponsored Events, as well as in User Groups events and activities. Presenting, coaching, and attending sessions all count as SEU-eligible activities.

Learning

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. 

Volunteering

We encourage you to give back to the community. Therefore, SEUs may be earned by providing non-compensated professional Scrum services. 

other

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. 

Renewal Requirements

This table shows, in hierarchical order, the different Scrum Alliance certifications you might hold and how many hours (SEUs) of continuing education you need to qualify for renewal. You only need to pay to renew one of your highest-level certifications — your other certifications will auto-renew when you renew that one — but you must add at least half of the SEUs required for each of your other certifications first. Alternatively, if you attend a secondary Scrum Alliance certification course, your previously earned certifications automatically renew.
 
Certification SEUs Required Renewal Fee
Professional (CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, CSP®, CAL II) 40 $250
Advanced (A-CSM®, A-CSPO®) 30 $175
Foundational (CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®) 20 $100
Leadership (CAL-E, CAL-O, CAL-T) 10 $50

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.

FAQs

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.

You can find a crowdsourced list of SEU resources here

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:

  1. You have volunteered training for nonprofit organizations other than your employer (Volunteering category).
  2. You've researched and prepared training materials (Learning category).
  3. You are a co-trainer, learning from a more experienced trainer (Learning category).

How many SEUs will I need to maintain my CSP certification?
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.