Thank you for your interest in becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course. The process is outlined below.
Step 1: Prerequisites
Scrum.org is looking for people with deep experience in software development using Scrum. To apply as a PST candidate for the PSM program, you must first:
- Have 4+ years experience as a Scrum Master. Experience shows that 4-5 years of intense experience in the role of Scrum Master is indispensable.
- Have provided real-world training and coaching to people using Scrum.
- Achieve at least a 95% score on the PSM I assessment.
Step 2: Submit Application
If you possess the qualifications we're looking for and want to join an amazing community of fellow trainers, we want to get to know you! Our application (below) gives you an opportunity to tell us about your experience and motivations for becoming a PST. We will respond to your application after reviewing it.
Fee: There is no application fee. Instead, a score of 95% on PSM I is needed to submit your application. ($150 per attempt)
Step 3: Get Trained
Scrum.org invites qualified trainer candidates to attend a designated train-the-trainer (TTT) course. Do not register as a trainer candidate for a TTT-qualifying course until your application has been reviewed. The TTT for PSM is a special 3-day event consisting of a 2-day Professional Scrum Master course followed by a 1-day session for trainer candidates. All candidates are evaluated and given feedback by the instructor and will need instructor approval to continue.
Fee: typically $2000 registration fee (plus travel and expenses).
Note that trainers in secondary markets
are typically eligible to receive discounted registration.
Step 4: Assessments and Interviews
Following the training, we delve deeper into your knowledge, training skills, and ways you plan to contribute to the PST community.
Fee: $300 for PSM II assessment attempt using course discount.
- Achieve at least a 95% score on the PSM II assessment (limit of 2 attempts within 6 months).
- Take part in an online interview with Gunther Verheyen or other Scrum.org staff member and receive approval for moving forward.
- Take part in an online one-hour peer-review with a panel of existing PSTs and pass peer-evaluation.
Step 5: Join the PST Community!
Review and agree to all the terms of being a PST, which are contained in the trainer license. Two key terms include teaching Professional Scrum Master courses using only standard Scrum.org PSM courseware and participating in one in-person Global Trainer Meeting each year (called a Face-to-face or "F2F").
Fee: For trainers who teach in primary markets, the first year license fee is $3500. ($2500 for trainers who teach exclusively in secondary markets)
Total Startup Fees: ~ USD $5,900 ($4,400 for trainers who teach exclusively in secondary markets)
Ongoing costs once licensed to teach PSM: Each time you teach the course, you pay a per-student fee to Scrum.org. This fee is $200 for public courses in primary markets and can be much lower for private courses and in secondary markets. Your students receive one free PSM I assessment attempt ($150 value) after taking the PSM course. Note that trainers in secondary markets receive discounted pricing on courseware licensing.
All PSTs attend one exclusive F2F Global Trainer Meeting each license-year term. There is no fee to join these events, however travel is necessary for most PSTs. Several choices are available each year in the US and Europe.
How to start?
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