Professional Scrum Certified Count

Over 577,000 Professional Scrum Certified

Note data was last updated September 1, 2021

At Scrum.org, we help ensure that individuals understand how to deliver high value software with higher levels of agility using Scrum.  To help meet that goal, Scrum.org provides assessments that can be used as tools to examine, enhance, and certify knowledge of Scrum. Below, you can see the total number of Professional Scrum certifications held per assessment. You can also search for an individual certification holder here.

Open Assessments

Many certification test takers and others who are looking to assess their knowledge without certification take the Scrum.org Open Assessments.  These tests are a great way to gauge your knowledge and find areas where improvement is required.  

Professional Scrum Master

To be effective, Scrum Masters need to have a rock-solid understanding of the practices and values of Scrum. The Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) assessments allow people to validate and certify their understanding of those practices and values, and how they would respond to situations that challenge them.

    PSM I Certification PSM II certification PSM III certification

             415,918                       14,147                     1,004

Professional Scrum Product Owner

The Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) assessments allow people to validate and certify their understanding of the role of the Product Owner and how they would respond to real situations that would challenge them.

    PSPO I Certification PSPO II Certification PSPO III certification

             112,597                        2,986                       388

Professional Scrum Developer

The Professional Scrum Developer™ (PSD) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate their knowledge of how to build complex software products using Scrum. Those that pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSD Certification to demonstrate their mastery of the content.

 PSD I Certification

           14,147

Scaled Professional Scrum

An intermediate-level assessment, Scaled Professional Scrum™ (SPS) is available to anyone who wishes to validate his or her depth of knowledge of the scaling Scrum and the Nexus™ Framework.  Those that pass this assessment will receive the industry recognized SPS certification that demonstrates their mastery of the content. 

 Scaled Professional Scrum Certification

            4,285

Professional Agile Leadership

The Professional Agile Leadership™ (PAL I) Assessment validates and certifies your knowledge of how agility adds value and why leadership understanding, sponsorship, and support of Agile practices are essential.  This assessment was first made available on April 25, 2018.

PAL I Certification

            6,345

Professional Agile Leadership - Evidence Based Management

The Professional Agile Leadership™- Evidence Based Management  (PAL-EBM) Assessment assessment validates and certifies your knowledge as a leader with an advanced level of understanding about how an empirical approach helps organizations. This assessment was first made available on December 8, 2020.

PAL EBM

             704

Professional Scrum with Kanban

The Professional Scrum with Kanban™ (PSK I) Assessment validates and certifies your knowledge of how Scrum Teams can use Scrum with Kanban to support value creation, measurement and delivery.  This assessment was first made available on April 25, 2018.

PSK I Certification

            3,101

Professional Scrum with User Experience

The Professional Scrum with User Experience™ (PSU I) Assessment validates and certifies your knowledge of how Scrum Teams can integrate UX with Scrum to enhance value creation and delivery.  This assessment was first made available on February 26, 2019.

PSU I Certification

            1,567

Additional Notes

Please be aware that while the PSM I has been available since 2009, the PSPO I was only open to the public in February 2014.  Following Scrum, we took time by having a smaller group attempt the PSPO I assessment first, learned, adapted and improved before opening it up to the public.

Please also note that what is now known as the PSM II only became available to the public in July 2016 and what was PSM II became PSM III. More information about this change can be found in this blog post.

Please also note that what is now known as the PSPO II only became available to the public in November 2019 and what was PSPO II became PSPO III. More information about this change can be found in this press release.

SPS was first introduced to students in August 2015, and was released to the public in November 2015.

PSU I was released to students only in March 2019 and to the general public in February 2020.