Professional Scrum Product Owner™ III Certification
Certify Your Distinguished level of Product Ownership Expertise
The Professional Scrum Product Owner level III (PSPO III) certification validates your ability to apply the Scrum framework to solve complex problems and deliver valuable products in the real world. Anyone attempting the PSPO III should have in-depth Scrum and Product Owner experience.
Earning PSPO III requires a very high level of Scrum knowledge and extensive experience maximizing value as a Product Owner. Attending a course is not required nor sufficient for this certification. However, attending Professional Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced training is recommended. Similarly, possessing a PSPO I and PSPO II certification is not required, but they are strongly recommended. Evidence shows it is important to pass the PSPO I and PSPO II to get a good baseline of your level of knowledge. Anyone scoring below 90% on the PSPO I and PSPO II will find earning the PSPO III very difficult.
Preparing for PSPO III
PSPO III questions ask you to know the content of and understand the context of the Scrum Guide, and apply your own experience.
While experience is most important, reviewing material about how to prepare for PSPO I and prepare for PSPO II may also be helpful. Familiarity with the changes to the the 2020 Scrum Guide will also be beneficial.
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$500 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 120 minutes
Number of Questions: 35
Format: 15 essay, 20 multiple answer. All responses must be typed - no pasting of prepared responses. Please review the Standard of Conduct for more information.
Grading takes approximately 4 weeks, and the score is emailed as soon as grading is complete.
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Recommended courses: Professional Scrum Product Owner, Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced
Practice assessments: Scrum Open and Product Owner 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 Product Owner™ Training
In the Professional Scrum Product Owner course, explore and learn to apply the accountabilities of the Product Owner and the principles of Professional Scrum. Gain an understanding of the pivotal role the Product Owner plays in bridging strategy and agile product management in order to help the Scrum Team create valuable products.
Professional Scrum Product Owner™ - Advanced Training
In the Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced course, dive deeper into the accountabilities of the Product Owner and agile product management. This course focuses on helping experienced Product Owners expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses and ultimately deliver more value through gaining entrepreneurial product leadership skills and practices.