For individuals, trainers, or instructors who would like to teach certification courses:
Individuals who would like to apply to teach certification courses (e.g. CSM®, CSPO®, etc.) from Scrum Alliance® must become a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®). This is an expert-level program for those who wish to help others understand the principles and values that form the foundation of scrum.
Here is a brief summary of the path toward becoming a CST:
- Completing the Path to CSP® by earning a Certified Scrum Professional® - ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSP®-PO) designation (depending on which certification – CSM or CSPO – that you would like to teach.)
- Satisfying all of the CST application prerequisites and reviewing the CST certification standards
- Submitting an application to become a CST, along with your course materials in the formal review process
- If your application is approved, you will move on to the formal interview where you will be interviewed and asked to conduct a training simulation
For more information about the process to become a CST, please visit our CST information page that includes all of the requirements and more details about the application and interview process.
For organizations or training providers who would like to offer Scrum Alliance certification courses:
Training providers that would like to offer Scrum Alliance certification courses may apply to become a Registered Education Ally (REA). REAs are authorized to market and support Scrum Alliance certification courses taught by our approved trainers, educators, and coaches.
Please note that you must work with at least two Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) in order to offer Scrum Alliance certification courses through this program; becoming an REA does not grant non-approved instructors the ability to offer Scrum Alliance certification courses (i.e. if your instructors do not hold the CST designation, they cannot teach CSM/CSPO courses without first being approved as one.)
The intent of becoming an REA is to be authorized as an approved training provider by Scrum Alliance if you provide marketing or logistical support for our current CSTs (or plan to.) For more information about the REA program, please visit this page.