Professional Agile Leadership Certification
Prove your knowledge of Professional Agile Leadership
The Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate that you are a leader who understands that being Agile adds value to your business; and why leadership understanding, sponsorship, and support of Agile practices are essential to an organization becoming more agile. Those who pass receive the industry recognized certification as a PAL I from Scrum.org; demonstrating a fundamental level of understanding about how agility adds value to an organization; why leadership support of agile teams is essential to achieving organizational agility; and what leaders can do to support their teams to help them achieve higher performance.
Taking a course is not required. While taking a Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) course is highly recommended, if you feel you already possess a high level of agile leadership skill, along with a solid understanding of Scrum, you have the option to take the PAL I assessment directly. The assessment covers topics across nine subject areas: Why Scrum, Understanding People & Teams, The Scrum Framework, Scaling, Professional Software Development, Planning & Delivery, Organization, Growing People & Teams, and Agile Product Management.
The assessment is in place to ensure you understand how Scrum Teams can benefit from having a leader reinforce and support agile practices and therefore detailed in its questions and required answers. Many questions ask the test-taker to think about or interpret how they would handle scenarios and to apply their own experience along with content from the PAL-E course and the PAL subject areas.
Prepare for the Assessment
The cost of PAL I is $200 USD. See more details below.
Professional Agile Leadership Certification Details
- Fee: $200 USD per attempt
- Passing score: 85%
- Time limit: 60 minutes
- Number of Questions: 36
- Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- Language: English only
- PAL Subject Areas
- Required course: None
- Recommended course: Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E)
- Practice assessments: Agile Leadership Open, Scrum Open
- Ways to Learn More to help you prepare
- Passwords have no expiration date, but are valid for one attempt only
When you purchase a password, it is set up in our system and emailed to you within one business day. All Students completing a Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) course are emailed a password upon completion of the course (typically within 3-5 business days).**
If you pass the PAL I assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PAL I" certification, along with a PAL I logo that you can use to identify your achievement. In addition, your name will be listed on Scrum.org.
Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on an online assessment. This gives Scrum.org certification teeth and ensures that it has true value in the marketplace.