Become a Certified ScrumMaster
and Help Your Team Thrive.

If you’re ready to adopt agile and implement Scrum, or need the tools to do Scrum better, our Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course is designed for you. During this foundational course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of Scrum as well as how to apply it to guide your team and organization.

As a Scrum Master, you’ll help your team perform at their highest level. As the expert of Scrum values, principles, and practices, the Scrum Master protects the team from both internal and external distractions. Scrum Masters tend to be people-oriented, have a high level of emotional intelligence, and a passion for helping their team members thrive.

"My Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class changed my life...
and I wasn’t even new to agile or Scrum."


Sheila, certified scrummaster

What is the Certified ScrumMaster course?

The CSM course delivers an interactive and engaging learning experience from the most experienced and passionate agile trainers around the world. Unlike other Scrum or agile courses, our trainers value the learner’s journey above all else. That means your training will be personalized to best address your needs as a learner.

Through the certification process, you’ll learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of Scrum Team accountabilities, Scrum events, and Scrum artifacts.

This training will provide you with hands-on skills that you can immediately apply in the real world. Once you complete the course, you will have everything you need to take and pass the CSM examTwo attempts to pass the CSM exam are included in the cost of your CSM course.

How do I get certified?


Find Your Course

Search our courses offered by trainers around the world. Since each class is a unique experience, you'll find the perfect class that fits your needs.


Take Your Course

Complete a live online or in-person CSM course. All CSM courses offer at least 14 hours of interactive instruction from a verified trainer.


Pass Your Test

Activate your Scrum Alliance® certification account and pass your CSM test by correctly answering 37 out of the 50 questions within the 60-minute time limit.

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Why should I become a Certified ScrumMaster?

Learn how to effectively use Scrum

Whether you’re new to the agile world or someone who has experience using Scrum, certification improves your knowledge base and arms you with the necessary skills to expertly guide your team to success.  


Increase career opportunities

As one of the most requested professional certifications by employers, the CSM certification will expand your career opportunities. Additionally, having your CSM increases your salary offers compared to your non-certified peers.

Improve leadership skills

As a Certified ScrumMaster, you’re tasked with guiding your team and ensuring effective collaboration between team members. You’ll know how to protect your team while motivating and ushering them to success. You’ll also be cultivating skills that are beneficial in any leadership role.

Expand your professional community

When you obtain your CSM you become part of the largest agile community of Scrum enthusiasts. Your new community of committed professionals can provide knowledge, support, and guidance throughout your agile journey. Mingle with other agilists in User Groups and get inspired at our Scrum gatherings for which you get a discount.

Influence organizational change

An organization with highly qualified and certified professionals is more likely to implement change and adopt Scrum. Holding a Certified ScrumMaster certification demonstrates your knowledge of this agile framework, providing decision-makers with the confidence that you understand the nuances and outcomes of implementation.

Pursue professional development

At Scrum Alliance, we value the learner’s journey and believe that journey never ends. As a CSM, you’ll have access to all of the resources you’ll need to build upon your agile knowledge. You’ll also get the chance to earn Scrum Education Units® (SEU®) to demonstrate that your knowledge and certification are up to date. Additionally, after one year of work as a Scrum Master, you can take your skills to the next level with the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) course and begin your journey toward becoming an agile coach or trainer.

Who should take the Certified ScrumMaster course?

Scrum Masters | Software Engineers | Business Analysts | Project Managers | New Scrum Team Members

Even if you’re not working as a Scrum Master, anyone new to agile and Scrum will find value from the concepts covered in the CSM course. Scrum is applicable across industries and potentially corss-functional teams - so marketers, data scientists, HR representatives, and other professionals looking for a better way to solve complex problems are encouraged to attend.

Not sure if you should take the CSM or CSPO course? Take our short self-assessment to find out which certification path is best for you.


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Why choose a Scrum Alliance certification?

Since 2001, Scrum Alliance is one of the largest and most recognized Scrum certification organizations in the world. We’ve set the highest standards for our world-class trainers who are carefully validated based on their real-world experience, expertise, and training competencies. Each of our trainers crafts their own personalized materials to deliver unique, experiential courses, so they can meet students where they are in their learning journey.

By earning the highly coveted Certified ScrumMaster certification, you’ll not only increase your career opportunities but your confidence as you positively change the way you work. Unlike other certifying bodies, Scrum Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that reinvests funds back into its community through exclusive benefits, so together we can create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.

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Transform the world of work as a Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum and agile are changing the way people think about the world of work. This is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

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