Certification Process

Certified Scrum MasterCertification Process
Certified Scrum Master® / CSM®

To earn your CSM certificate you must attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will be registered with Scrum Alliance and need to pass the online CSM exam. You can choose the exam language before getting started. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions.

The CSM exam consists of a combination of multiple-choice and true/false questions. It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete it. You will be required to demonstrate your understanding of key Scrum elements, including:

  • General Scrum knowledge
  • Scrum roles
  • Scrum meetings
  • Scrum artifacts

You will have two attempts within 90 calendar days after you receive your welcome email to pass the test at no cost. After two attempts and/or 90 calendar days, you will be charged $25 for each additional attempt.

After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile. The certification is valid for two years. Recertification means simply pay: you can do that directly from the Scrum Alliance website by following the link when it will be available in due time.

See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners/certified-scrummaster-csm

(Text: Scrum Alliance, slightly adapted)


Certified Scrum Product Owner TrainingCertification Process
Certified Scrum Product Owner® / CSPO®

To earn your CSPO certificate you must attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSPO course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer.

This course will help you understand how Scrum works by focusing on your role as the Product Owner, or customer, for a Scrum team. Topics that are covered include managing stakeholders, ROI, backlog grooming, creating effective user stories, acceptance criteria for user stories, and defining “Done.”

After successfully completing the course, you will be registered with Scrum Alliance and will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile. There is no certification exam. The certification is valid for two years. Recertification means simply pay: you can do that directly from the Scrum Alliance website by following the link when it will be available in due time.

See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners/cspo-certification

(Text: Scrum Alliance, slightly adapted)