Professional Scrum Product Owner™ III
Prove Your Distinguished level of Product Ownership Knowledge
The Professional Scrum Product OwnerTM level III (PSPO III) assessment is available to anyone who has passed the PSPO I and PSPO II assessments and wishes to demonstrate their ability to apply the Scrum framework to solving complex problems regarding product ownership in the real world. Those that pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSPO III Certification as an indication of their advanced knowledge and abilities pertaining to Scrum and the role of the Scrum Product Owner.
Anyone attempting the PSPO III should have in-depth Scrum and Product Owner experience and will benefit from having taken the Professional Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced: Agile Product Management courses. However, attending these courses is not required nor is it sufficient for certification. The PSPO III assessment is very difficult, and consists of multiple-choice and essay questions with an emphasis on the essay questions.
Prepare for the Assessment
The PSPO assessments are grounded in the Professional Scrum Product Owner subject areas. The assessment is exhaustive and rigorous. Many questions ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide, apply content from the PSPO I subject areas, the PSPO II Subject Areas, the Product Owner Learning Path, and the application of your own experience. Find additional information to help you prepare for the PSPO Assessment and ways to learn about Scrum.
Become familiar with the changes that were made in the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide using this series of articles, blogs, and videos.
While taking the PSPO III you will NOT be allowed to paste answers that you have prepared in advance. You will be required to type all responses during the 2-hour timebox. Please review the Rules and Responsibilities for including Copyrighted and copied material in your answers.
The cost of PSPO III is $500 USD. Assessment passwords do not expire and remain valid until used. See more details below.
Professional Scrum Product Owner™ III Details
- Fee: $500 USD
- Passing score: 85%
- Time limit: 120 minutes
- Pasting of prepared answers is not allowed
- Number of Questions: 35
- Format: Multiple Choice and essay
- Difficulty: Expert
- Language: English only
- PSPO Subject Areas
- Required course: None
- Recommended courses:
- Ways to Learn More to help you prepare
- Required assessment: PSPO I and PSPO II
- Practice assessments: Scrum Open and Product Owner Open
If you pass the PSPO III assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PSPO III" certification, along with a PSPO III badge 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.
+Special Notice to anyone who earned their PSPO II certificate prior to November 18, 2019.