In the world of Agile, SEUs® stands for Scrum Education Units® (SEUs®), issued by the Scrum Alliance. It marks your participation, educational experience and continued proficiency in the underlying principles and practices of Scrum, while at the same time to maintain your certification. You can earn Scrum Education Units® (SEUs®) via completing various learning opportunities or educational training. The process to earn SEUs® is easy and it will help you stay relevant as well as competitive in the market.
SEUs® are required to renew foundational, advanced and professional-level certifications, which include CSM®, A-CSM®, CSP-SM®, CSPO®, A-CSPO®, CSP-PO®, CSD®, and CSP®.
SEUs® follow a ratio of 1:1, which means that for every hour spent in preparation or participation, you earn one SEU®.
In order to maintain your certification for two more years, you need to submit an established number of Scrum Education Units® (SEUs®) along with a renewal fee.
There are six categories from which you can choose from when selecting SEUs®, which has been discussed later in the blog.
The following SEU® requirements have been in effect since February 4, 2019, with no change in the renewal fee.
|Certification Type||Certification (2-year term)||SEUs Required||Renewal Fee Per Term|
|Foundational||CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®||20||$100|
|Professional||CSP-SM®, CSP-PO®, CSP®||40||$250|
There are six categories that you can choose from while selecting SEUs®:
Participate in Scrum Alliance Global Gatherings, Scrum Alliance Regional Gatherings, Scrum Coaching Retreats, and Scrum Alliance-Sponsored Events, and Scrum Alliance-Endorsed User Group activities and events and earn SEUs®.
Per day, a maximum of 8 SEUs® can be earned.
The following are a few options for Scrum Alliance Scrum Gatherings:
Work with Scrum Alliance CSTs, CTCs, CECs, and REPs to earn SEUs®. You can earn a maximum of 8 SEUs® after attending a full day training.
Additional SEUs® can be earned by:
Note: The CSTs, CECs, CTCs, or REPs should be verified as per the Member Directory on the Scrum Alliance website.
The following are a few options for Scrum Alliance Courses or Coaching:
You can earn SEUs® by participating in other relevant events as well, other than the ones that are sponsored by Scrum Alliance. It includes Agile conferences, training from someone who is not a CST, regional meetings, or a REP course that does not fit according to the Category II. Unlike Category II, activities in Category III include activities and services that you are receiving rather than providing.
The following are a few options for Outside Events:
Scrum Alliance encourages you to give back to the community. Therefore, you can earn SEUs® by providing non-compensated professional Scrum services, that is, you will be asked if you are not compensating for your volunteer work for your employer or another party.
You can earn SEUs® via independent learning activities such as preparing presentations, authoring relevant books, blogs or articles; watching a training video; reading books in-depth and then describing their benefits as a Scrum practitioner.
The following are a few options for Independent Learning:
You can earn SEUs® via various other collaborative learning activities with other Scrum practitioners. This category might not include submissions which belong to Category B or C.
The following are a few options for Collaborative Learning:
Note: You cannot reuse an SEU® if it has been used to submit a prior renewal of certification or CSP® application. Also, all of the SEUs® that is being used for renewal should be earned within the past two years.
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