Scrum References


Learn, study and prepare for your CSM exam!

Scrum Guide

ScrumAlliance.org – Scrum Values

Agile Manifesto

Agile Atlas



Taking the CSM Test

The basics:

You must successfully complete a 16-hour in person CSM® course to be eligible for the test.  You will receive an email within a few days of completing your class inviting you to take the online test.  The new CSM® test contains 50 questions and must be completed in one hour.  The passing score is 74%.  You have 90 days and up to 2 attempts to pass the test. Additional test attempts are available for a $25 fee.


Additional information:

How do I take the CSM® test?


What can I expect from the CSM® test?  How many questions are there and what is the passing score?

Recommended Books for Renewal SEUs
Renewing Certifications


The following SEU requirements and renewal fees will go into effect on February 4, 2019 (subject to change):

Certification (Two-Year Term) SEUs Required Fee Per Term
Foundational : CSM®, CSPO®, or CSD® 20 (NEW!) $100
Advanced: A-CSMSM or A-CSPOSM
30 (NEW!) $175
Professional: CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, or CSP®
40 $250


Learn more at ScrumAlliance.org

Special COVID-19 Statement
All Public Classes Open for Registration - Sunday, March 29, 2020

With the continued medical emergency, we will be offering live virtual Certified ScrumMaster and Scrum Certified Product Owner classes exclusively.  We are working hard to make sure that these classes meet the certification requirements and learning objectives as defined by the Scrum Alliance.  However, we firmly believe that in person training is the best for these certification workshops.  Our long-standing policy providing a no cost retake of any class within one year of the original class will apply for these virtual classes. 

We look forward to the day when the health conditions will permit a return to in person training.  We are today opening all future planned classes to registration.   Through the month of June, we expect all classes to be delivered in the virtual format.  Therefore, all scheduled public classes through June will be listed with the special virtual indication on the Scrum Alliance web site.  Classes after that date will be listed as in person classes.

Should conditions change for better or worse, we will act appropriately and notify registrants about any format changes.