Professional Scrum™ Certifications
Globally recognized certification tests prove your knowledge.
If you want to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the Scrum framework and how it is applied, Scrum.org certifications are a great way to do so. All of our certification tests embody the principles of Professional Scrum while providing a way for you to assess your current abilities and identify areas for improvement. Scrum.org has certifications covering topics that range from the fundamentals of Scrum, Scrum accountabilities, and topics beyond the Scrum framework - practices that complement Professional Scrum.
Scrum.org certifications are highly respected because they are based on the Professional Scrum Competencies and not based simply on attendance. The test truly validates your knowledge. You must receive a score 85% or higher on the test in order to pass and receive the certification.
PSM I certification is evidence that you have demonstrated 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.
PSM II certification is evidence that you have demonstrated an advanced level of Scrum mastery, understanding of the Scrum Master accountabilities and how the Scrum Team functions. As a PSM II certification holder, you have proven that you have an understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-world situations.
PSM III certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a distinguished level of Scrum mastery and your abilities as a Scrum Master. You have proven your knowledge of how to coach, facilitate, mentor and teach Scrum Team members while influencing the overall organization. PSM III certificate holders have a deep understanding of the application and practices of Scrum and the Scrum Values in a variety of complex team and organizational situations.
PSPO I certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of the Scrum framework, and how to apply it to maximize the value delivered with a product including the minimum knowledge of the Product Owner accountabilities.
PSPO II certification is evidence that you have demonstrated an advanced level of Product Ownership knowledge and understanding of how the Scrum framework can support the creation of value. You have shown an understanding of topics including: product vision, product backlog management, release and portfolio planning, business strategy, and working with stakeholders.
PSPO III certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a distinguished level of understanding for how to own a vision, manage a Product Backlog, and engage with stakeholders & customers to deliver valuable products using Scrum. PSPO III certificate holders have a deep understanding of the application and accountabilities of the Product Owner, a deep appreciation of the Scrum Values and the abilities to be effective in a variety of complex team and organizational situations.
PSD certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of how to deliver quality software using the Scrum framework while working in Scrum Teams including the application of modern Agile and DevOps practices.
PAL certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of how leaders of agile teams best support, guide and coach teams to create conditions for greater agility. You recognize the role that leaders play in creating a successful agile environment.
PAL-EBM certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of the EBM framework and how to guide teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes, organizational capabilities and business results. You can help people and teams to set clear goals and measures.
SPS certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of skills that can be applied to overcome challenges when scaling Scrum beyond a single Scrum Team, and the use and details of the Nexus framework.
PSK certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of how to improve the way of working by applying Kanban practices in the context of Professional Scrum. You know the importance of flow and how Kanban practices can help Scrum Teams enhance how they work.
PSU certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of how to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes through better alignment and integration of the Scrum Team.
Certifications decoupled from training
While Scrum.org classes help build your knowledge, our certifications prove what you know. To receive Professional Scrum certification, you need to prove your knowledge, understanding and ability to apply Scrum in the real-world. You can take Professional Scrum certification tests whether you have taken a Scrum.org class or not. There is value in validating the knowledge you gain in the class, but we also understand that some people prefer to self-learn and leverage their experience. Each Scrum.org training class includes a free attempt at the Scrum.org certification test.
Gauge your basic knowledge of Scrum, software development using Scrum, Product Owner accountabilities, the fundamentals of scaling Scrum and more using the Scrum.org Open Assessments. There is no fee for these assessments and they can be used by anyone to prepare for the certification test, validate your basic knowledge, during job interviews and much more.
No Renewal Costs
Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs or proof of future learning required. Once you earn them, you keep them! Our experience shows that professionals are always learning and requiring them to list ongoing learning is never verified and just people going through motions without any real added value. Once you receive the certification, you will retain it and will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever.
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