Professional Agile Leadership™ Certification
Prove your knowledge of Professional Agile Leadership
The Professional Agile LeadershipTM (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.
While attending a class is not a prerequisite, attending a Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) class is highly recommended. If you feel you already possess a high level of agile leadership skill, along with a solid understanding of Scrum, you may choose to take the PAL I assessment. This assessment will challenge your thinking; if you are not working from a servant-leadership mindset, and are not prepared to place a high level of trust in the hands of those you lead, you will likely struggle to pass the PAL I assessment. The assessment covers topics spanning 14 Focus Areas defined in the Professional Scrum Competencies A listing of the Focus Areas covered by this assessment is available on the Suggested Reading page.
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
To prepare we recommend you read this blog about Scrum Values written by Gunther Verheyen, read the Scrum Guide and review the material listed on the Suggested Reading page and in the Agile Leader Learning Path.
All of our assessments are in English, many test takers successfully use the Google Translate Plugin to take the assessment. Here is a support article to help you.
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The cost of PAL I is $200 USD. Assessment passwords do not expire and remain valid until used. 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.