Professional Scrum Master™ I Certification
Prove Your Knowledge of Scrum and the Scrum Master Accountabilities
The Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) certification validates your knowledge of the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master accountabilities and how to apply Scrum.
PSM I is recognized by the industry as a certification that demonstrates a fundamental level of Scrum mastery. As a PSM I certification holder, you have proven that you understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and how to apply Scrum in Scrum Teams. PSM I holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum. The cost of PSM I test is $150 USD per attempt (Please note: Effective November 1, 2023 the cost of PSM I will increase to $200 USD per attempt). Assessment passwords do not expire and remain valid until used. See more details below.
While attendance is not a prerequisite, there are courses available to help you prepare for the test and gain a stronger understanding of Scrum. Depending on your role, either the Applying Professional Scrum or Professional Scrum Master course is highly recommended.
PSM I includes questions from the following Focus Areas as defined in the Professional Scrum Competencies.
- Understanding and Applying the Scrum Framework:
- Empiricism, Scrum Values, Scrum Team, Events, Artifacts, Done
- Developing People and Teams:
- Self-Managing Teams, Facilitation, Coaching and Mentoring
- Managing Products with Agility:
- Forecasting & Release Planning, Product Value, Product Backlog Management, Stakeholders & Customers
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- $150 USD per attempt (Please note: Effective November 1, 2023 the cost of PSM I will increase to $200 USD per attempt)
- Passing score: 85%
- Time limit: 60 minutes
- Number of Questions: 80
- Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, True/False
- Free Credly digital credential included
- Recommended courses: Applying Professional Scrum and/or Professional Scrum Master
- Practice Assessment: Scrum Open
- Passwords have no expiration date, but are valid for one attempt only
- Lifetime certification - no annual renewal fee required
Unlike other Scrum certifications that are awarded for attendance in a class, earning a Scrum.org certification requires proof of knowledge and understanding by passing the certification test. You can take the Professional Scrum certification test whether you have attended a Scrum.org class or not, though each Scrum.org training class is a great learning experience and includes a free attempt at the associated certification.
Protecting the integrity of the certification process is very important to us. By taking a test with Scrum.org you agree to abide by our Standard of Conduct. You will not receive information about the specific questions that were answered correctly or incorrectly, however you will receive a breakdown of your performance based on the Professional Scrum Competencies.
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Professional Scrum Master™ Training
In the Professional Scrum Master course, gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master. Dive into the accountabilities of the Scrum Master and the underlying principles of Scrum.
Applying Professional Scrum™ Training
In the Applying Professional Scrum course, learn to apply Professional Scrum by doing it. Experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together. Work together as a Scrum Team in a series of Sprints to solve complex problems.