Both training paths provide a solid foundation in Scrum; its values, principles and the Scrum product owner role. However, the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training takes a slightly broader view; it looks at Scrum applications beyond a software development context. The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) training focuses primarily on software development.
After successfully completing the two-day CSPO training, you’ll become a Certified Scrum Product Owner. Certification gives you access to a renewable, two-year membership with Scrum Alliance. And, as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), you can continue your educational development to become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Read more about certifications on the Scrum Alliance website.
After successfully completing the two-day Professional Scrum Product Owner training, you’ll receive a password for PSPO I assessment. Upon passing, you can continue your educational development to become a Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) and receive the assessment password at a discounted price. You can then choose to combine both PSPO credentials with the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) track to become Professional Scrum Trainer (PST). Scrum.org maintains a public list of all PSPO I and PSPO II credential holders and the credential does not expire. Learn more on the Scrum.org website.