A Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) helps the team use the scrum framework effectively to build the product. He or she is tasked with fostering an effective working environment and guiding the team to understand the scrum values, principles, and practices. They also help remove barriers that may impact the team’s work, including internal and external distractions.
The CSM® course is an introductory course for anyone who is a working or aspiring scrum master. We also recommend the course to anyone new to scrum or an agile way of working. Scrum is applicable across industries and potentially cross-functional teams, so software engineers, business analysts, project managers, and those from other professions that are looking for a better way to solve complex problems are encouraged to attend. You will learn about the scrum framework, including the roles, accountabilities, and events. The training will also give you hands-on skills that you can immediately apply to your role or professional development.
The first step toward earning certification is to take a CSM course with a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) from Scrum Alliance®. It is typically a two-day (14-16 hour), live online or in-person course that will teach you about the scrum framework and how to become a successful scrum master. After completing the course, you will take a test on our website where you will need to correctly answer 37 of the 50 questions. Once you've passed your test, you will earn CSM certification.
You can find all available CSM courses by visiting our Course Search page.
Every Certified ScrumMaster course is uniquely delivered by our diverse community of Certified Scrum Trainers. We encourage you to read more about the class and instructor’s background by clicking the white “More Details” button. You’ll also find more information about the costs, start times, and additional benefits. If you have any questions about registration, discounts, or scheduling, please contact the listed training provider as they will be the ones organizing the course.
Your CSM course registration payment includes the following:
- The two-day (14-16 hour) training course
- Access to the CSM test and your Scrum Alliance certification account
- A complimentary two-year membership with Scrum Alliance
- Training materials such as workbooks, presentations, and/or online resources as provided by your training provider