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Community Membership

Scrum Alliance® has a membership community with more benefits and content, including highly collaborative user groups, both regional and specialized, exclusive Agile product discounts, and member-only content, such as coach- and trainer-led webinars.

All new Scrum Alliance certification holders receive a free two-year membership with their initial certification. Certified members and community members will want to renew their memberships separately. The Scrum Alliance team will communicate in a timely manner to ensure you’re always up to date with your status and membership expirations. If you want to take advantage of our member benefits, and are not currently a certification holder, we’ve got you covered with three membership levels: Student, Professional, and Executive. Learn more here.

Certification Renewals

We support an environment of continual education, improvement, and lifelong learning. Those who hold our foundational certifications (CSM®, CSPO®, and CSD®) can always benefit from exploring new trends in the field, attending courses, and conducting continuing research. 

CSM®: Certified ScrumMaster®

To renew your CSM certification, log in, go to your dashboard, and click on the "Renew Certification" option under "Actions." The fee is $100 and covers two years, extending from your current expiration date.

If you were certified before the CSM exam was implemented in October of 2009, you are welcome to take the CSM exam, but it is not required. Click on the red "Take CSM Exam" button on your dashboard.

CSPO®: Certified Scrum Product Owner®

To renew your CSPO certification, log in, go to your dashboard, and click on the “Renew Certification" option under “Actions." The fee is $100 and covers two years, extending from your current expiration date.

CSD®: Certified Scrum Developer®

To renew your CSD certification and membership, log in, go to your dashboard, and click on the "Renew Certification/Membership" option under "Actions." The fee is $100 and covers two years, extending from your current expiration date.

Combined Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner and/or Certified Scrum Developer

To renew multiple foundational certifications, log in, visit your dashboard and click on the “Renew Certification" link under “Actions." Renewals are $100 and cover two years, extending from your current expiration date, to include all three (CSM, CSPO, and/or CSD) certifications.

CSP®: Certified Scrum Professional®

The CSP-SM™, CSP-PO™, and CSP certifications are valid for two years from your original certification date. When it’s time for you to renew, you will be required to pay the $250 renewal fee and follow the instructions below. This fee also renews your CSM, A-CSM, CSPO, A-CSPO, CSP-PO and/or CSD certifications. 
 
Members who hold the CSP-SM and CSP-PO certifications can choose to renew one or both, and meet the renewal requirements (and pay fees) for one or both.
 
You are required to track and submit 40 Scrum Education Units® (SEU®) during each two-year renewal cycle to complete the renewal process. You can either document all 40 SEUs at once when you renew, or you can enter your SEUs as you earn them so they’re ready to submit at renewal time. If you haven’t earned all 40 SEUs by the expiration date, you will have up to 90 days past the expiration date to earn and document your SEUs, and pay the certification renewal fee before your CSP certification officially expires. 

Here’s how to document your SEUs and renew your CSP

  1. Log in to your Scrum Alliance account.
  2. Click on “Dashboard" (in the upper right-hand area of your screen, under “My Account").
  3. Under “Actions," click on “Manage SEUs (for CSP Application or Renewal)" and enter your SEUs. There are no category limits, and you may list more than 40 SEUs in any category. However, only 40 SEUs will be counted for the current renewal period.

For more detailed instructions on entering SEUs for CSP renewal and completing the renewal application process, please visit these pages: Renew Your CSP with SEUs and Steps to Renew CSP.

After you’ve paid the fee, please accept the CSP license agreement, also presented on your dashboard, to complete the renewal process. 

CTC: Scrum Alliance Certified Team CoachSM

The CTC fee is due annually. You will receive an invoice from our accounting department. If you have not received an invoice by the second week of January, please contact accounting@scrumalliance.org. Renewing your CTC also renews your CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSPO, A-CSPO, CSP-PO, and/or CSD certifications as applicable.
 
The CTC certification has a set of requirements around renewal (to maintain active certification). For specifics, please see the “Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), and Certified Team Coach (CTC) Renewal Program 2018–19" document found on your dashboard under Coach Resources. You will not be eligible to pay your annual CTC fee unless you have fulfilled the requirements of this program.

CEC: Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise CoachSM

The CEC fee is due annually. You will receive an invoice from our accounting department. If you have not received an invoice by the second week of January, please contact accounting@scrumalliance.org. Renewing your CEC also renews your CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSPO, A-CSPO, CSP-PO, CSD, and/or CTC certifications as applicable.
 
The CEC certification has a set of requirements around renewal (to maintain active certification). For specifics, please see the “Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), and Certified Team Coach (CTC) Renewal Program 2018–19" document found on your dashboard under Coach Resources. You will not be eligible to pay your annual CEC fee unless you have fulfilled the requirements of this program.

CST: Certified Scrum Trainer®

The CST fee is due annually. You will receive an invoice from our accounting department. If you have not received an invoice by the second week of January, please contact accounting@scrumalliance.org. Renewing your CST also renews your CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSPO, A-CSPO, CSP-PO, CSD, CTC, and/or CEC certifications
 as applicable.

The CST certification has a set of requirements around renewal (to maintain active certification). For specifics, please see the “Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), and Certified Team Coach (CTC) Renewal Program 2018–19" document found on your dashboard under Trainer Resources. You will not be eligible to pay your annual CST fee unless you have fulfilled the requirements of this program.
 

Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Ongoing education and certification renewal are critical to maintaining high standards as you advance your career. Scrum Education Units (SEUs) validate your professional development activities and provide a measurable way to renew your Scrum Alliance certifications.

CSP-SMs, CSP-POs, CSPs, CECs, CTCs, and CSTs are required to earn SEUs for renewal on a two-year cycle. Members with multiple Scrum Alliance credentials only need to earn SEUs for their highest-level credential – not all of the credentials they currently hold. The highest-level credential drives the SEU requirement.

FAQs about the future SEU process for renewing certifications

Q: When will I need to begin earning Scrum Education Units (SEU)?
A: Currently, members who hold a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSP), Certified Enterprise Coach, Certified Team Coach, and/or Certified Scrum Trainer credential must earn SEUs to renew their certification. Each SEU cycle is two years.
 
Q: What is an SEU?
A: An SEU is a credit hour earned by having completed an educational training or learning opportunity that meets a set of learning objectives.

Q: How is the value of an SEU calculated?
A: SEUs are based on a 1:1 ratio of contact hours to points. For example, eight contact hours (or a full day of training) is equivalent to eight SEUs. Note: eight hours per day is a maximum considered for any activity. For example, attending a three-day Gathering® earns you up to 24 SEUs. For a two-day CSM training, you are eligible to earn up to 16 SEUs.

Q: How do I earn SEUs?
A: Many educational activities can easily count for SEU credit. Reading books, attending mentoring or training sessions, and volunteering for Scrum Alliance are just a few ideas. The activity's contact hours drive how many SEUs the activity will earn. For example, if you attend a Scrum Gathering and participate the entire day, you will earn eight SEUs. Visit our "Renew your CSP with SEUs" page for more detailed information, or visit your trainer or coach resources within your dashboard.

Q: How does an SEU relate to a PDU?
A: Many of the SEUs needed for Scrum Alliance certification and recertification can also be used as Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Please consult the PMP Handbook for requirements.

 

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