Certificates Comparison

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Scrum MasterScrum.org PSM IPSM I (Professional Scrum Master™ I)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $150 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 80
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PSM IIPSM II (Professional Scrum Master™ II)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $250 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 90 minutes
Number of Questions: 30
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PSM IIPSM III (Professional Scrum Master™ III)

Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $500 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 150 minutes
Format: Combination of 30 Multiple Choice and essay questions
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

Scrum Alliance CSMCSM (Certified ScrumMaster®)

Taking the course is required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Two attempts of the exam are included in the cost of the CSM course
Passing score: 37 out of 50
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 50
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $100 USD

A-CSMA-CSM (Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
CSM certification is the prerequisite
Having at least 12 months of work experience as a Scrum Master
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $175 USD

CSP-CSMCSP-SM (Certified Scrum Professional® ScrumMaster)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
A-CSM certification is the prerequisite
Having at least 24 months of work experience as a Scrum Master
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $250 USD

Product OwnerScrum.org PSPO IPSPO I (Professional Scrum Product Owner™ I)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $200 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 80
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PSPO IIPSPO II (Professional Scrum Product Owner™ II)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $250 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 40
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PSPO IIIPSPO III (Professional Scrum Product Owner™ III)

Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $500 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 120 minutes
Format: Combination of 35 Multiple Choice and essay questions
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

Scrum Alliance CSPOCSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner®)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $100 USD

A-CSPOA-CSPO (Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
CSPO certification is the prerequisite
Having at least 12 months of work experience as a Product Owner
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $175 USD

CSP-POCSP-PO (Certified Scrum Professional® Product Owner)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
A-CSPO certification is the prerequisite
Having at least 24 months of work experience as a Product Owner
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $250 USD

Scrum DeveloperScrum.org PSD IPSD I (Professional Scrum Developer™ I)

Taking the related course (APS-SD) is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $200 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 80
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

Scrum Alliance CSDCSD (Certified Scrum Developer®)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $100 USD

A-CSDA-CSD (Advanced Certified Scrum Developer®)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
CSD certification is the prerequisite
Having at least 12 months of work experience as a Scrum developer/team member
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $175 USD

CSPCSP (Certified Scrum Professional®)

An active CSD certification is the prerequisite
Does not have an exam
Having at least 36 months of Agile/Scrum work experience
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $250 USD

Agile LeaderScrum.org PAL IPAL I (Professional Agile Leadership™ I)

Taking the related course (PAL-E) is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $200 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 36
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PAL-EBMPAL-EBM (Professional Agile Leadership™ – Evedence-Based Management)

Taking a course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $200 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 40
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

Scrum Alliance CAL-ECAL-E (Certified Agile Leadership Essentials)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $50 USD

CAL II CAL II (Certified Agile Leadership II)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
Requires an active combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O. Or CAL-I
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $250 USD

CAL-TCAL-T (Certified Agile Leadership for Teams)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $50 USD

CSDCAL-O (Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations)

Taking the course is required
Does not have an exam
Renewal: Yes (Every two years)
Renewal fee: $50 USD

Guide Level CertificatesScrum.org PAL IPST (Professional Scrum Trainer™)

Taking a rigorous and long-run process is required

Scrum Alliance CTCCTC (Certified Team Coach)

Taking a long-run process is required
Renewal: Yes (Every year)
Renewal fee: $500 USD

CECCEC (Certified Enterprise Coach)

Taking a long-run process is required
Renewal: Yes (Every year)
Renewal fee: $750 USD

CSTCST (Certified Scrum Trainer)

Taking a rigorous and long-run process is required

Scrum.org miscellaneous certificates

SPSSPS (Scaled Professional Scrum™)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $250 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 40
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PSK IPSK I (Professional Scrum™ with Kanban)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $200 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 45
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

PSU IPSU I (Professional Scrum™ with User Experience)

Taking the related course is not required
Has an exam and passing the exam is required
Exam fee: $200 USD per attempt
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 60
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Renewal: No (Valid for lifetime)

Last update: April 2021

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