About Scrum Alliance

Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change.

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community, with more than 500,000 certified practitioners worldwide. A nonprofit, US-based certification agency, its mission is to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. Scrum Alliance® provides assessments and certifications for Xebia Academy’s Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training courses.

Xebia Academy & Scrum Alliance partnership

In partnership with Scrum Alliance®, Xebia Academy has facilitated over 130 Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training sessions for more than 3500 participants. Our trainers, Jeff Sutherland, Arlen Bankston and Pierluigi Pugliese, are all certified Scrum masters and gurus the field.

Renewing Your Certification: Changes in 2019

Are you ready to renew your certification? Scrum Alliance announced a couple of important changes that will go into effect on February 4, 2019:

"To validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum, you are required to earn Scrum Education Units® (SEUs) by completing an educational training or learning opportunity."

What does this mean for you if you have to renew? There are a couple of possibilities, depending on your expired certification:

Your certification has been expired for less than two years and:

  • if you renew before February 4, you only have to pay the renewal fee.
  • if you renew after February 4, you need 20 SEUs for CSM and CSPO in addition to the renewal fee.

Your certification has been expired more than two years, in which case you will have to contact Scrum Alliance support to renew.

Note: All SEUs used for renewal must have been earned within the past two (2) years.

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