Certifications For Professionals

Explore Agile Certifications

Get the skills you need to advance your career and transform the world of work while learning from experienced trainers who are committed to bolstering your success.

Role based

Scrum Master

Explore the core principles of scrum through our CSM courses, designed to enhance collaboration within and across teams and establish you as a catalyst for positive organizational change regardless of your current role.

CSM course description

Learn the scrum framework by earning a CSM certification. Understand team accountabilities, events, and artifacts, as well as how to guide your team in the effective application of scrum.

Who's it for?
  • Scrum masters
  • Software engineers
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • New scrum team members
  • Anyone who wants to understand scrum
What you’ll learn
  • Scrum framework
  • Scrum team roles
  • Scrum artifacts and events
  • Applying scrum 
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
250–2,495 USD
Engaging and memorable

"The course was delivered using a variety of tools that made it engaging and easier to remember the content. The information delivered not only covered the topics required to sit the CSM exam but also offered practical advice and information that was backed up with anecdotes, references, and real-world examples."

A-CSM course description

Build on your foundational knowledge and hone your implementation skills to distinguish yourself as a highly trained agile professional in the competitive global marketplace.

Who's it for?
  • Scrum masters with one or more years of work experience in the role
What you’ll learn
  • Facilitate better dialogue
  • Respond confidently to challenges
  • Increase engagement
  • Scale beyond a single team
  • Demonstrate attributes of an effective leader
Prerequisites
CSM
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
500–2,620 USD
Free-flowing discussion and different perspectives

"The A-CSM is a great follow-up to the CSM. The free flow of thoughts and different perspectives gave me some good paths and methods to follow up on with my team!"

CSP-SM course description

Gain advanced agile facilitation and coaching skills, and learn progressive techniques to enhance the impact of your teams while elevating your career and gaining higher earning potential.

Who's it for?
  • Experts with two years of experience as a scrum master
What you’ll learn
  • Lean, agile, and scrum mastery
  • Facilitation and coaching skills
  • Improve team effectiveness
  • Scaling across the organization
  • Mentoring techniques
Prerequisites
CSM, A-CSM
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
550-1,999 USD
Organized and hands-on, participatory breakouts

"Superlative training, highly organized and engaging with hands-on, participatory breakouts. The instructor, with exceptional knowledge and experience, is highly skilled in scrum/agile training and coaching."

Role based

Product Owner

Guide product development, collaborate with stakeholders, manage backlogs, and maximize the value delivered by your teams.

CSPO course description

Learn the art of prioritizing and shaping product development for maximum customer value with the most recognized product owner certification in the industry. Gain expertise in stakeholder management, crafting product visions, and meeting customer requirements.

Who's it for?
  • Product owners
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Product managers
  • Team members
  • Data analysts
  • Anyone passionate about product development
What you’ll learn
  • Scrum framework, principles, and values
  • Stakeholder management
  • Product vision development
  • Customer-centric product selection
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
220–1,950 USD
Informative and highly recommended

"Very informative class. Really enjoyed the group breakout work. Would highly recommend to any professionals seeking CSPO certification."

A-CSPO course description

Maximize business value and streamline product backlog optimization with this advanced program that equips you with the skills to manage competing business initiatives, define a customer-focused product vision, and effectively communicate with stakeholders.

Who's it for?
  • CSPOs with one year of experience in the role
What you’ll learn
  • Manage multiple business initiatives
  • Evolve product strategy
  • Align stakeholders
  • Identify crucial opportunities
  • Validate business value
Prerequisites
CSPO
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
599-1,795 USD
Engaging, deep dive into product ownership

"Very engaging. The exercises were interesting and drove involvement. It was great to dive deeper into some of the scrum events and responsibilities of a product owner."

CSP-PO course description

Gain advanced skills in validating product assumptions, mastering interactions with customers, and creating a product strategy that is market-driven.

Who's it for?
  • Expert product owners with two years of experience in the role
What you’ll learn
  • Improve stakeholder discussion facilitation
  • Plan new scrum team launch
  • Develop business model and launch plans
  • Integrate customer research into product discovery
  • Validate complex product assumptions
  • Master advanced backlog management
Prerequisites
A-CSPO
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
995-1,800 USD
Amazing conversations!

"Nothing but great things, a lot of new concepts, and amazing conversation!"

Role based

Developer

Excel in agile product development through our comprehensive certification path.

CSD course description

Gain a solid understanding of scrum and agile principles, coupled with specialized engineering skills, essential for building exceptional products in iterative and incremental scrum environments.

Who's it for?
  • Product developers
  • Software engineers
  • Hardware developers
  • Scrum team members
What you’ll learn
  • Apply lean, agile, and scrum principles
  • Enhance collaboration
  • Understand architecture and design in agile
  • Define refactoring
  • Understand test-driven development (TDD)
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
695–2,250 USD
Great course material and exercises

"Course material was great. Exercises drive home each topic as they are presented. Good use of technologies to deliver the course material."

A-CSD course description

Elevate your technical expertise in agile product development. This course immerses you in advanced tools and collaboration techniques crucial for building outstanding products in line with iterative and incremental approaches or scrum.

Who's it for?
  • CSDs with a year of experience in the role
What you’ll learn
  • Visualize workflows
  • Evolve Definition of Done 
  • Evaluate and improve quality
  • Advanced Refactoring 
  • Apply test-driven development
  • Build Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) techniques
Prerequisites
CSD
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
547-1,495 USD
Experienced, helpful instructor

"Great instructor with lots of real-world experience and good at working with students of all levels."

CSP-D course description

Elevate your career with the coveted CSP-D certification. Become a catalyst for improving scrum and agile practices in your organization.

Who's it for?
  • Expert scrum developers with two years of experience in the role
What you’ll learn
  • Enable a culture of technical excellence
  • Catalyze high-performing technology organizations
  • Facilitate environments for a shared understanding
  • Guide scrum teams to learn and grow
  • Develop as an agile leader
Prerequisites
A-CSD
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
1,450–1,595 USD
Engaging instructors and activities

"Instructors were engaging and had interactive activities throughout the course."

Skill based

Facilitation

Cultivate collaboration, ensure every voice is heard, and develop the facilitation mindset of a neutral process guide.

ACS-CF course description

Grow your mindset, knowledge, and ability in professional facilitation. Effectively facilitating a group or team toward co-created and meaningful outcomes is a core skill for agile coaching, leadership, scrum mastery, and other professional roles.

Who's it for?
  • Anyone interested in facilitation
  • Aspiring agile coaches and agile leaders
  • Scrum masters
  • Project managers
  • Product owners
  • Anyone who wants better meetings
What you’ll learn
  • Facilitator responsibilities 
  • Facilitator mindset
  • Conflict resolution
  • Adaptive approaches
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
$965–1,495 USD
Resources to support your journey

"This course provides numerous videos, exercises, tools, articles, and book recommendations to support your journey to being a better facilitator."

Skill based

Leadership

Learn agile leadership theory to effect positive change and drive sustainable improvements in your organization.

CAL-E course description

Learn the foundations of agile leadership and discover the way agile leaders think, focus, and behave. Embark confidently on the journey toward leading with agility and championing agile transformation in your workplace.

Who's it for?
  • Business Leaders
  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Coaches and Consultants
  • Agile Team Members
What you’ll learn
  • Understand the foundations of agile leadership
  • Assess global challenges and management trends
  • Enhance self-awareness
  • Foster a growth mindset
  • Practice respectful engagement techniques
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
8+ hours
Price range*
499–2,650 USD
Thought-provoking course for leaders

"Great, great course! Anyone considering leadership in agile should attend. The content is relevant, engaging, thought-provoking, and valuable. Time well spent."

CAL-T course description

Discover how to create a safe-to-fail environment and foster a culture of transparency, inspection, and adaptation to allow for experimentation and continuous learning within your teams.

Who's it for?
  • Business leaders
  • Team leaders
  • Department Leads
  • Directors
What you’ll learn
  • Lead teams with agility
  • Develop and lead high-performing teams
  • Facilitate team growth and overcome challenges
  • Enhance collaboration across multiple teams
  • Master leadership influence and coaching techniques
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
8+ hours
Price range*
490-2,100 USD
Practical and real-world application

"I learned so much about leadership—it is really interactive but also very practical and teaches you real-world applications to take to your daily life."

CAL-O course description

Acquire the knowledge, skills, and techniques that will help you to work toward sustainable agility for your organization. Our course aims to clarify how agile practices and principles directly relate to achieving business agility.

Who's it for?
  • C-suite leaders
  • Executives
  • Agile coaches 
What you’ll learn
  • Work toward sustainable agility in your organization
  • Understand the impact of organizational culture on agility
  • Discover organizational design and constraints
  • Explore organizational change
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
8+ hours
Price range*
379-2,650 USD
Ideal for leaders

"A perfect course for leaders and upcoming leaders."

Skill based

Scaling

Adapt to the accelerating pace of change while innovating, delighting customers, and reaching enterprise goals more effectively.

CAS-S1 course description

Get the most from your scaling efforts, whether you're in the middle of an evolving scaling transformation or have never attempted scaling before. This course is designed to meet you and your organization wherever you are in your journey to expand the benefits of agile teams across an enterprise.

Who's it for?
  • Transformation Leads
  • People Managers
  • Leadership
  • Anyone involved in scaling agility
What you’ll learn
  • Understand the definition of scaling agile product delivery
  • Find out why agile scaling so often fails
  • Ramp up agility to create better products
  • Achieve multi-team, multi-site agile product development to drive sustainable, lasting transformation
Prerequisites
None
Time investment
16+ hours
Price range*
New course — range to be determined
Job function

Certifications tailored to your career

Explore agile certifications aligned with your job function. Find a course to elevate your professional journey.

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Project Management

Improve team outcomes, adaptability, and stakeholder satisfaction by harnessing agile principles and practices.

Marketing and Design

Adopt a service-oriented, iterative approach to deliver solutions to your customers.

Finance Professionals

Leverage adaptive funding strategies and improve cross-functional collaboration with other departments. 

Executive and Management

Build agile foundations, foster a safe-to-fail mindset, and lead organizations to sustainable agility.

Operations

Realize improved performance, adaptability, and added customer value by integrating agile principles into your operations.

Software Development

Learn agile tools and iterative methods for product development, fostering a commitment to continuous improvement.

*Price ranges are based on publicly available course prices on scrumalliance.org as of October 2023. Scrum Alliance does not control course prices, which may vary based on many factors, including, but not limited to: delivery method (online versus in-person), the course’s location, class size caps (limits on total students in session), additional resources provided (practice exams, copies of course material, etc.), taxes, and other market factors. Prices are listed in USD, but may be available in different currencies.