A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs® understand Scrum values, practices, and applications, providing a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.
The first step toward earning a CSM certification is to take a Certified ScrumMaster course with one of our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs®). It is a two-day 16 hour in-person course, or 14 hour live-online course, that will teach you about the Scrum framework and how to become a successful Scrum Master. After completing the course, you will take an online test on our website that assesses a student's understanding of the CSM® Learning Objectives. Upon successfully passing the CSM test, you will be able to download and print a copy of your CSM certification and become a member of Scrum Alliance®.
Please visit our Course Search page to find a CSM course in your area.
For inquiries about pricing, the instructor's background, venue location, and more, click the black course title. Please note that registration, payment, and special accommodations are handled by our Registered Education Providers® (REPs). You can find information about the REP within the course description.
Your CSM course registration payment includes the following:
- The two-day (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 the CST and Registered Education Provider. For more information about what is included with your course payment, please read the description for the CSM class that you're interested in attending
There are no prerequisite requirements for attending a CSM course, although we suggest to review The Scrum Guide and our eLearning Series for those who are new to learning Scrum. Instructors may also require students to prepare for the course by reviewing specific learning materials, such as an article or video about Scrum. This requirement will be specified by your course's CST or REP.