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certifying through the PSD program
Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) certified through a Professional Scrum Developer course are eligible to offer PSD courses for either .NET or Java. These courses are offered publicly and privately all around the world.
These trainers are part of an elite, international community that includes consultants, coaches, respected authors, conference presenters, and user group leaders. They are expert practitioners in Scrum, modern software development practices, and specific technologies and platforms (Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server for the .NET courses, and Java with Eclipse and various other IDEs for the Java courses). They are energetic and enthusiastic trainers, eager to meet and lead teams to process improvement. When a trainer delivers a PSD course, he or she must wear many hats: instructor, Product Owner, Scrum Master, technical support, and coach. A high level of professionalism, great communication skills, and the ability to adapt to unique situations are requirements of a successful PSD Trainer.
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PSD Trainer Selection Process
Becoming a PSD Trainer for Scrum.org is a rigorous but relatively straight-forward process. This process helps us ensure that we get the best trainers to begin with and that only the best trainers remain in the program. To be selected as a PST for the PSD program, candidates must:
- Have worked on a team using Scrum to build software.
- Have provided technical/Scrum training and coaching.
- Achieve at least a 90% score on the PSM I assessment.
- Submit the PSD (.NET) trainer application or the PSD (Java) trainer application, sharing an overview of their experience, explaining their motivations for becoming a PST, and providing a reference who can speak to the candidate's experience.
- Receive invitation from Scrum.org to attend a train-the-trainer event.
- Take a 2-day Professional Scrum Foundations course with a designated instructor (by invitation only).
- Take a 3-day Professional Scrum Developer course with a designated instructor (by invitation only).
- Achieve at least a 95% score on the PSD I assessment
- Receive approval from both instructors.
- Take part in a post-course interview with Ken Schwaber and receive approval for moving forward.
- Provide a formal presentation to the existing trainer community and pass peer-evaluation.
- Review and agree to all the terms of being a PST, which are contained in the trainer license. This includes agreeing to teach only from standard Scrum.org courseware, accepting ongoing Scrum.org monitoring of course content, performance, feedback, and assessment scores, and participating in one face-to-face global trainer meeting each year. Note that trainers in secondary markets receive discounted pricing on courseware licensing.
Trainer Inquiry Form
Submit an initial application to become a PSD (.NET) Trainer.
Submit an initial application to become a PSD (Java) Trainer.