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Certified Scrum Master vs Scrum Master Accredited Certification

Last post 11:40 pm December 1, 2020 by Ian Mitchell
5 replies
06:18 am October 11, 2013

Hi guys,

I just been offered to become a "Scrum Master Accredited Certification" and I saw that it's very ease to obtain it.
First I would have to spend 1 1/2 hours looking at some cartoony videos that explain all the major concepts of Scrum and after that, sign up for a test.

I got my Certified Scrum Master in the "traditional way" two years ago, having the 2 day training course with Certified Scrum Trainers and passing a Certified Scrum Master test.

Anybody knows what's the difference between both certifications? A "Scrum Master Accredited Certification" is the "new" Certified Scrum Master certification? Is it an official certification?

Thank you all for helping me clarifying these concepts.


06:29 am October 11, 2013

Unless the Scrum Master test you end up taking is PSMI or PSMII, then it won't be an official scrum.org one.


04:09 am October 27, 2013

Various organizations offers a Scrum Master certification and a few of them are recognised by the industry. Do your research on the Web and list out the most respected ones.


11:18 pm December 1, 2020

I took and passed my Scrum Master Certification back in 2009 and it was recognized by Scrum.org.   Is it still valid or do I now need to take the PSMI or PSMII?    


11:23 pm December 1, 2020

Hi Kingsley, if you took a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master certification, it does not expire.


11:40 pm December 1, 2020

I took and passed my Scrum Master Certification back in 2009 and it was recognized by Scrum.org.   Is it still valid or do I now need to take the PSMI or PSMII?    

It looks like your existing certification has been accredited by the Scrum Alliance rather than Scrum.org.