Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
For most Scrum professionals, the Scrum Journey starts and ends with CSM Certificate
In a recent survey on our Scrum User Group, most participants rated CSP certificate as most desired but difficult to achieve, even Scrum Alliance data confirms this trend, out of all Certified Scrum Masters in India only 1% could reach their CSP Goal
Eligibility Criteria For Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
- 36 months of Agile/Scrum work experience, gained within the past 5 years,
- At least one foundational certificate from Scrum Alliance. CSM, CSD, CSPO are foundational Scrum certifications.
- 70 SEUs (Scrum Educational Units) – during a three-year period prior to your CSP certification (We will help you here)
We are an REP with Scrum Alliance, Earn SEUs while going through our enriching online programs under various Categories. With an advanced Scrum certificate like CSP you demonstrate the knowledge and experience in real Scrum environment.
Here are different Categories of SEUs which we will provide you :-
Category ‘A’ SEUs
Category A has a maximum limit of 45 SEUs, you can earn these by attending our Scrum User group events, like Annual Discuss Agile Conference, Webinars, and other online events. Within 3 weeks of your CSP Journey, you can earn up to 5 SEUs in this Category.
Category ‘B’ SEUs
You can earn unlimited SEUs in this Category, that’s why we love it. We have multiple programs which can help you achieve enough SEUs in this category. Check programs listed below to earn SEUs in Category B.
|Introduction to Agile & Scrum||8 SEUs||
|Kanban for Software Development Teams||4 SEUs|
|Agile Principles and Mindset||4 SEUs|
|Scrum Master Certification Course||6 SEUs||
Please note – As per updated guidelines from SA, only 17 SEUs can be claimed by online training.
For participants from India, we have following classroom training which offer SEUs in Category B
|ICAgile Certification in Agile Coaching||24 SEUs||Upcoming Class|
|PMI ACP classroom||16 SEUs||Upcoming Class|
Category ‘C’ SEUs
You can claim 15 SEUs under Category C, we will help you claim these SEUs in case you have attended a classroom training of iZenbridge like SAFe Agilist or Kanban System Desgin. If you have attended any other training, we will help you file SEUs.
Category ‘D’ SEUs
If you are involved in voluntary work in adapting to scrum and agile, you can earn category ‘D’ SEUs. You can be a volunteer for regional or International Scrum gatherings or Scrum User groups to gain SEUs in this category.
Category ‘E’ SEUs
If you read a book on Agile and Scrum, we can help you in filling your SEUs. You have multiple options to earn SEUs in this category. Reading a book is easiest and cheapest option to follow. You can pick of any book written by CST or any popular book on Agile and scrum, there is no guideline from Scrum Alliance on which book to read.
Category ‘F’ SEUs
If you are attending web events or doing co-training on agile and scrum, you can earn category ‘F’ SEUs. Lots of iZenbridge web events, meet-ups, hangouts will fall in this category. Within 3 weeks, you can earn upto 5 SEUs in this category.
Smart Strategy and notes – With the current structure of CSP, Scrum Alliance has made it difficult to claim CSP without engaging in offline training or community related activities of Scrum Alliance. Here is how a typical CSP application stands in terms of SEU Calculation.
CAT B is Very important – Its unlimited. You can claim 14-16 SEUs in 2 days CSM classroom (Some CSTs offer 14 while other offer 16). First option is, you can explore other Scrum alliance training Like CSPO, CSD or training offered by REPs. If thats not possible, all your 17 online SEUs should come from this category, explore online REP training.
CAT E has a significant contribution – You have option to claim SEUs in Category E by reading a book and that’s the easiest and cheapest SEU option.
If you do these two things, you will be standing with 46-48 SEUs under 2 categories. For remaining 24-26 SEUs you may explore offline training from a Scrum Alliance REP. If that’s not available in your location, you can explore offline events organized by Scrum Alliance User groups or community. Explore upcoming Scrum Alliance events in your city, you can earn upto 45 SEUs in Category A with these events.