CSPO® Certification Process

The steps required to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®)

To receive a CSPO® certification, no particular examination is required to appear for. But you still need to get acquainted with the Scrum process framework before you receive the certificate. This involves studying the roles, workflow, and other aspects of Scrum. All the required steps will be covered in this article. 

How to Become a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®)

  • Enrol With a Reputed Institute 

The first step in becoming a Certified Scrum Product Owner is selecting and enrolling with an institute which is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance.  

  • Study the Scrum Guide and Agile Manifesto 

Although studying the Scrum guide and Agile manifesto is not a prerequisite to taking the CSPO course, it will be beneficial in understanding the concepts faster. 

  • Attend a Two-Day Certified Scrum Product Owner training 

In order to receive a CSPO® certificate, you need to mandatorily attend a two-day CSPO® course (which is a 16-hour course) taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®). The main objective of this course is to teach the concepts of Scrum and help you qualify for the CSPO® certificate. 

  • Recommendation by the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) 

Once you complete the two-day CSPO® training program, your Certified Scrum Trainer will update your details to the Scrum Alliance (the governing body that issues CSPO® certificate) website. 

  • Wait For Details From Scrum Alliance 

Once your CST updates your information, you will receive a welcome email from Scrum Alliance asking you to log in to your Scrum Alliance account and accept your CSPO® license. 

  • Accept License Provided by Scrum Alliance 

Once you receive the welcome email, log in with the link provided and reset your password. After you do this, you can gain your license. 

  • Download the CSPO Certificate 

Once you accept the license, you can download and use the CSPO® certificate. This is valid for two years post which you will have to renew your certification. 

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Vijay Bandaru, CST

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Our world is so small but heavily filled with emotions, competitions, games, and politics. I believe in “United we stand, divided we fall” and “It’s easy to pull down but not easy to build up”. So collaboration and knowledge sharing are the key to success and to create an environment where people can have a win-win situation. Collaborative culture should be developed top to bottom in the organizations to enjoy the success and make it long lasting. I always work towards that direction and I also encourage and support the people whom I work the same way.

The core values that I follow in personal and professional life all the time are: Honesty, Transparency, Positive Thinking, Validated Learning, Share and Care, Receptive.

I started my software career in 1998 as a software developer and worked on few ERP, e-Commerce, client-server, web projects and also mobile projects. I played various roles in my career that include: Tech Lead, Project Lead, Project Manager, Senior Delivery Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Product Manager. I also have a strong technical background that helps me to contribute to the teams in technical guidance and engineering practices coaching

I started my agile journey in 2009 and played product owner, Scrum Master and Developer roles in various projects/products I have worked with. I thoroughly understand the challenges in these roles. I was fortunate to be part of a large-scale agile transformation in a product based organization using LeSS framework. I have gained great experience as an Agile Coach during this transformation. I helped few organizations to transform into Agile.

I am certified in CST, CAL1, CTC, CSPO, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, PMI-ACP, ITIL v3 and PMP. Training and coaching is my passion and I contribute to the following training programs:

  • Agile Foundation
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  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)*
  • Certified Product Owner (CSPO)*
  • PMI-ACP (Certified Agile Practitioner)*
  • Agile Estimation & Release Planning
  • Writing effective user stories
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  • 2016-09-22 - Present Pega Systems Worldwide India (Senior Product Manager)
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My name is Vijay Bandaru and I am an Indian. I live in Hyderabad city of Telangana state with my wife and two kids.

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Jaya Shrivastava, CST

CST

CST®, Certified LeSS, Scum@Scale, SPC4, Certified TBR Trainer, CAL1, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO.Worked With Organizations like JPMC, Sasken, RedHat, HotelHub, Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia, TESCO, Adventis, Accor Group, P5 Systems, Shobhit University, Campusoft, etc.An experienced professional, trainer and coach in the field of Agile Software Development, DevOps, Business Management and Leadership.

Successful Practitioner & Promoter of Lean and Agile world with the proven track record in training and coaching.

Strong inclination towards having practices which adhere to brand identity and Values.

Proven competencies in Product & Program Management. Public Speaking, Team Mentoring, Management assistance, Negotiation and Media Relations with the ability to work with C-level executives.Highly entrepreneurial in nature with interests and involvement in both for-profit and not-for-profit ventures.

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Amit Kulkarni, CST

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Amit is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile thought leader with extensive experience in training, coaching and implementing Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Lean and DSDM for large organizations. He has trained numerous teams, arming them with the skills needed to apply classroom theory to operational success at the team and project level.

Amit has more than 20 years of experience in large products involving a variety of frameworks/methods including Scrum, DSDM integrated with a Prince2 .

Amit has helped large companies such as ABN AMRO, Motorola, Tata Consultancy Services adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques in order to build extremely high performance development organizations.

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Peter Borsella

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Peter Borsella is the founder of Winnow Management Corporation, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Peter is an IT professional with over 25 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He also holds qualifications as a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified ScrumMaster Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). His ability to contribute across a wide range of environments has taken him to organizations such as First Data Corporation and eFunds Corporation and outside the United States to Taiwan, Israel, and Hungary.

Peter is an expert in administering all aspects of project management, as well as providing authentic leadership to create effective teams. An active and contributing member to both the PMI and the Scrum Alliance, Peter’s speaking engagements focus on bridging the gap between traditional Project Management and Agile Project Management. As a trainer, counsellor and mentor, his goal is to help others understand how to get the best return from any project by achieving higher levels of software quality, increased customer satisfaction, and cohesive teams that enjoy increased productivity.

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Peter Green

Executive Agile Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker

Peter Green led a grass root Agile transformation at Adobe from 2005 to 2015, starting with his own team, Adobe Audition. His influence includes the teams behind such software flagships as Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro, as well as dozens of internal IT and platform technology teams and groups such as marketing and globalization. His work and mentorship were major factors enabling Adobe product teams to successfully transition from perpetual desktop products to the subscription-based service, Creative Cloud.

His hands-on Scrum and Agile training and coaching at all levels of the organization including executives helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from two-year product cycles to the frequent delivery of high-quality software and services.

Peter’s qualifications include Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor, Conteneo Collaboration Architect, and a Leadership Agility™ 360 Administrator certification. He is also a much sought after instructional designer, coach, trainer, and facilitator. He is a frequent speaker and thought leader on Agile transformation, combining Lean Startup with scrum, Agile leadership, and emergent organizational models.

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Michael Stuedemann

CSM CSPO CSD

Mike Stuedemann, PMP, CST, PMI-ACP is currently an Agile Coach with agilityIRL.   In this role, he is responsible for educating, mentoring and advising his clients in Agile methods and working with all levels of an organization to help them produce software that people want to use.  

He has presented on Agile at numerous industry events including PMI-Minnesota's Professional Development Days, the Minneapolis-St.Paul Chapter of IIBA, and Agile Development West.    

Prior to founding agilityIRL, Mike worked in a number of roles within the IT and Product Development industry including Savigent Software as an Engagement Manager, Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Staff Consultant.  Mike was also worked for Collaborative Leadership Team.

He has undergraduate degrees in International Management and Japanese from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Mike lives in Andover, MN with his wife, Erin, and his sons, Joe, Ray and Will.

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KnowledgeHut Support On Your CSPO Journey

As there is no specific examination to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner, the only payment you need to make is for the training. 

You can further develop your skills and credentials by certifying yourself as an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner or a Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner. 

The CSPO® credentials expire every two years, and you need to pay a renewal fee in order to extend it.  

Why should you go for a CSPO certification?

Every high-functioning Agile team has a well-trained Product Owner making critical product decisions. A Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) is one such certification that helps holders become successful product owners by training them on aspects of on-time delivery of high-value releases and maximizing the ROI. The globally recognized CSPO certification, therefore, is a career-defining credential for anybody willing to take up the challenging role of a Product Owner on a Scrum team in an organization.   

Increasing Demand for CSPO® Certified Professionals  

The industry today is ripe with endless opportunities for Product Owners. With 90% of modern teams using Scrum, the demand for Certified Scrum Product Owners has seen a steep rise. Their presence on an Agile team is guaranteed to ensure early ROI while maximizing business value. 

 Scrum Alliance underlines the importance of Product Owners as follows:

  • 38% of the Product Owners act as an intermediary and are responsible for maintaining relationships with the Stakeholders.
  • 24% of the Product Owners set project business priorities and work directly with the customers.
  • 15% of the Product Owner work directly with the Scrum team.

The Scrum Product Owner Certification from the globally renowned Scrum Alliance endorses and validates your Scrum expertise while enabling you to take on the Product Owner role and responsibilities with dexterity, as you lead successful projects and ensure high-velocity releases of marketable products.

An individual wishing to be an effective Scrum professional can gain from a CSPO certification in the following ways:

  1. Widen the scope of your career with the knowledge of popular Agile practices.
  2. Stack the top in-demand Scrum skills and demonstrate your Scrum knowledge.
  3. Actively engage with the community of Agile practitioners dedicated to continuous Scrum practice and improvement.
  4. Create a better product by leading and implementing Scrum in the team.

CSPO certification has been gaining increased popularity since the past few years. The reason is, almost every organization is hiring Product Owners to keep ahead of their peers in today’s competitive marketplace. The Certified Scrum Product Owner can benefit the organization in the following ways:

  1. Defines the product vision and directs the team members to yield high value at the end.
  2. Helps the team members in delivering a high-value product.  
  3. Helps to carry out smooth communication between the Stakeholders and team members.
  4. Spreads the adoption of Scrum and helps others acquire an agile mind-set.

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Process to Become a Certified Scrum Product Owner

Steps to attain CSPO certification

  • Step 1: Sign up with a reputed institute which is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance.
  • Step 2: To understand fundamental Scrum concepts and terminology go through the Scrum Guide and Agile Manifesto to prepare yourself for training.

  • Step 3: Attend the 2-day CSPO course and get instructed by Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs).

  • Step 4: After completing the course, the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) will update your details to the Scrum Alliance website.

  • Step 5: Scrum Alliance will send a welcome email to log in to your Scrum Alliance account and accept your CSPO license.

  • Step 6: Login through this link to reset your Login credentials and accept your license.

  • Step 7: Download your CSPO certificate by accepting your license.

What You Will Learn

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take the Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) training. However, having a good command over the Scrum basics will prove effective in understanding the Product Owner’s role at an enterprise level. If you are a Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®), taking up the CSPO training should be your next career move. 

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Managers-Software development
  • Architects-Software development
  • Product Managers
  • Software developers
  • Software testers
  • Team leads/Team members interested in learning Scrum

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  • Understand the Scrum Flow, the core components of the Scrum framework, and the Scrum vocabulary
  • Understand the principles/legs of empirical process control
  • Understand the work culture Scrum creates
  • Understand the scope of the Product Owner, ScrumMaster and the team role in detail
  • Understand why there is no project manager and no agile product manager
  • Understand the importance of having the product vision as an overarching goal galvanizing the entire Scrum team
  • Understand the desirable qualities of the vision and how it can be shaped
  • Understand the importance of carrying out just enough prep work
  • Understand the relationship between vision and product roadmap
  • Understand the different estimation levels in Scrum
  • Understand that the accuracy of an estimate is more important than the precision of the estimate
  • Understand that estimates of size and duration can be done separately
  • Understand the impact of pressuring team members to provide low estimates
  • Understand the difference between estimating and committing
  • Understand what the product backlog is, and what it is not
  • Understand product backlog grooming
  • Understand the importance and benefits of prioritizing the product backlog
  • Understand the implications of saying everything is mandatory
  • Understand who should have input into prioritization decisions
  • Understand that proper prioritization of a product backlog is based on multiple factors
  • Understand and know how to apply formal approaches to prioritizing (i.e. beyond just ‘gut feel’ or intuition)
  • Understand how much latitude to give a team in adjusting the sequence of work
  • Understand the goals and how-tos of release planning
  • Understand that planning is adaptive, iterative and collaborative
  • Understand why quality is frozen and the concept of technical debt
  • Understand why software should be released early and frequently
  • Understand and measure velocity
  • Understand release burndown charts
  • Understand how a release plan can help predict the future
  • Understand the product owner’s role in Scrum meetings, and how the Product Owner and Team collaborate
  • Understand why sprints are timeboxed and protected
  • Understand the concept of sustainable pace
  • Understand team commitment

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Product owner basics

In Agile terms, a Product is something that you build as per your client’s requirements to achieve a certain goal.

The Product Owner is an individual on the Scrum team, who represents the user community or business, and is responsible for working with the user group to find the features that will be included in the product release. They are the leaders, managing the team and guiding the product’s progress toward success. The role of the Product Owner is critical to all types of product development, specifically in the Agile methodology.

The Scrum Product Owner responsibilities list includes the following:

  • Defining the product features
  • Prioritizing the product features
  • Adjusting the features and priority after each sprint as required
  • Rejecting or accepting work results
  • Keeping customers updated about status and getting their feedback

As a Certified Product Owner, you will be given the responsibility of heading an Agile project, liaising with the Scrum Master to achieve objectives and ensuring satisfied customers. The CSPO course will enable you to improve the effectiveness of Scrum artifacts and give you the knowledge necessary to increase the business agility in your organization.

The Product Owner and the Scrum Master are two different roles in the Scrum (Agile) development model. However, both have the same objective of adding value to project management. While the Scrum Master focuses completely on the team and its operations, the Product Owner studies the project from a customer’s perspective. The Product Owners are responsible for managing the product backlog and securing its visibility all the time. On the other hand, the Scrum Master is responsible to motivate the team and help remove any impediments in order to facilitate the timely completion of the project.

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

For a detailed overview of the CSPO career path, click here. 

Your next step in your Agile journey after earning your foundational CSPO certification and a year of experience working as a CSPO on a Scrum Team is to achieve your Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) certification.

Through this membership, you can join local user groups, online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on gatherings, and additional member-only resources. In addition, CSPOs get to use a specially designed logo to highlight their credentials.

Here are some of the top industries and companies that hire ​Product Owners:


Information Technology:

  • Dell
  • Oracle
  • Infosys
  • Siemens
  • Honeywell
  • Accenture
  • Cisco Systems
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co

Telecom: 

  • Nokia Siemens Networks Ltd
  • Transaction Network Services

Healthcare:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • MediQuire
  • Evolent Health 

Financial:

  • Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
  • Fidelity Investments
  • PayPal
  • Mastercard
  • Axis Bank 

Manufacturing: 

  • ASSA ABLOY Group

Education:

  • Blackboard Inc.

CSPO or Certified Scrum Product Owner is a certification offered for the Product Owner by the Scrum Alliance. PSPO or Professional Scrum Product Owner is another certification offered for the Product Owner role by Scrum.org. Both certifications are equivalent in terms of high standards of quality. The difference lies in the way of obtaining and maintaining the certifications.

The CSPO certification exam is taken online after completing a mandatory 2-day training given by a Certified Scrum Trainer. For the PSPO certification, training is not a prerequisite to taking the online exam. Here are a few more differences between the two certifications that you should know:

Criteria
CSPO
PSPO
Accreditation Body
Scrum Alliance
Scrum.org
Renewal
Valid for 2 year, after which a renewal fee of $100 would apply along with a requirement for 20 Scrum Educational Units to maintain the certificate.
The certificate does not expire.
Price
$500 (cost can vary depending on your location)
$200 (attending the workshop can cost more)
Need for training
A 2-day CSPO classroom training from a Certified Scrum Trainer is mandatory.
Training is not a prerequisite.
Passing Score
You must complete activities for achieving the credentials at the trainer’s discretion.
85%
Time Limit exam
None
60 Minutes
Number of Questions exam
None
80
Format exam 
None
Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers and True/False
Language exam 
None
English
Difficulty level
Intermediate (the next level after CSPO is A-CSPO)
Intermediate (After PSPO, there are subsequent complex levels as PSPO II and III)
After Exam Certification
Industry-recognized CSPO certification issued by Scrum Alliance, along with a CSPO logo.
Industry-recognized PSPO-I certification issued by Scrum Alliance, along with a PSPO-I logo.
Membership
2-Year membership with Scrum Alliance
Scrum.org membership that does not expire


To assess the value of certification, you need to consider the following:

  • Prior knowledge or competence
  • Difficulty of the assessment process
  • Validity of the certification
  • Cost involved

A Product Owner is a person who determines what a Scrum team delivers to stakeholders. Product Owners are a liaison between the development team and stakeholders such as end-users, marketing, sales, customer support, higher management, etc. They carry the vision and manage the user feedback. All Scrum Team needs a Product Owner, as without them, the team will not deliver what is most valuable to stakeholders. As a Product Owner, you must have the following skills:

  • Communication skills - A Product Owner works with many stakeholders to understand their vision and helps the development team to bring it to reality. Without good communication skills there will be less alignment amongst stakeholders and less fruitful interactions between stakeholders and the team.
  • Commitment - As a Product Owner, you should be committed to the vision, business goals and the team.
  • Power of No - A Product Owner is responsible for managing the requests and feedback from stakeholders. Many times, they have to say ‘No’. Developers cannot develop every idea or feedback the stakeholders have, because there are always limits on time and budget. That is why it is important to say ‘No’ in a manner that does not upset or discourage the business.
  • Vision - Product Owners are responsible for seeing and communicating the product’s full vision and steering the ship forward. They also align the vision of the product with the vision and needs of the company. Furthermore, a Product Owner needs to communicate the relation between the business goals and the backlog items.
  • Curiosity - As a Product Owner, you must be curious to ask ‘Why’ from business and ‘how’ from the development team. And bring stakeholders together with the development team to stimulate unexpected solutions to occur.

All the above-mentioned skills are linked together with communication. A Product Owner must be a master communicator and ensure that stakeholders and Scrum Team are aligned together for making the vision come true.

Here are some of the best Product Owner Certification for a business analyst:

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - This certification will help you expand the horizons of your career. You will be able to demonstrate your Scrum knowledge, engage with agile practitioners, and understand all the Scrum methodologies.
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (SAFe POPM) - As a Scaled Agile Product Owner, you are responsible for the Lean-Agile team. If your organization has adopted scaled agile methodologies, then you should go for this certification. It will help you develop skills to lead any agile team towards growth. You will learn about the value and quality control of the product. The certification facilitates the gamut of information on release training, planning, and execution of Agile projects in a Lean-Agile environment.
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner l, II, III (PSPO I, II, III) - This certification can be considered as a self-paced learning method that provides all the information on how to manage a project effectively. It is best suited for Agile and Scrum enterprise. Its focus is on how to maximize the product’s value. Completing the three levels of qualification will make you an expert in product ownership.

Certified Scrum Product Owner or CSPO is a Scrum certification offered by the Scrum Alliance. Anyone who wants to be a Product Owner in a Scrum team should go for this certification. It is a globally recognized certification that you can use in different industries like information technology, infrastructure, automobile, etc. The CSPO course will cover the following:

  • Fundamentals of Scrum and Agile
  • Product Discovery
  • Product Roadmap
  • Product Vision
  • Estimation
  • Use stories
  • Burn up and burn down charts
  • Release planning, etc.

The primary aim of this certification is to help the candidates understand what the role of a Product Owner is. A good way to do this would be understand the responsibilities, characteristics, and common anti-patterns of a Product Owner.

CSPO® Training

It is the Product owner’s responsibility to ensure that an Agile project goes as planned, customer requirements are met and the end product is delivered on time, within budget and is of the highest quality. While practical learning of these skills is essential, a CSPO certificate will ensure your commitment to the profession and teach you the tools and techniques needed to ensure project success. A CSPO certification paves the way for better and bigger opportunities in the field of Agile. Our CSPO course will teach you how to gain the all-important practical skills required by a Product Owner, making you successful in your projects.

Yes, of course. The CSPO  training is right for you if you fall under any of the following categories:

  • If you want to learn how to prioritize and interface with Agile teams
  • If you want to maximize the benefits of Agile projects
  • If you are a Product Owner or Product Manager and are looking to advance your skills while addressing real-world issues that you have encountered

Yes, there is an online/virtual course for CSPO. 

Our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs) are:

  • Professionals licensed by Scrum Alliance to teach the official Scrum Alliance curriculum,
  • Masters in Scrum who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching it,
  • Skilled in product management and software development, and
  • Subject experts who are active in software development and local Agile communities, along with the broader global Scrum and Agile movements.

Our dedicated team of CSTs delivers training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by Scrum Alliance. So, every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization.

CSPO® Certification

The Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) designation is provided by Scrum Alliance. The Scrum Alliance Product Owner certification enhances your industry credibility and recognition. It also amplifies your earning potential as it validates your commitment to your Agile journey, making you eligible to take on the responsibilities of an Agile Product Owner and lead projects successfully. 

Certified Scrum Product Owner® is a much sought-after credential in the Agile space, and the value of the CSPO certification has gained momentum since the last few years. In today’s constantly changing industry environment, businesses have realized the value of adopting an Agile methodology to achieve higher profitability with better utilization of resources. By recruiting experts who are proficient in agile methods, they can ensure that teams are better tuned-in to the Agile mindset, thus ensuring project success. CSPO certified professionals have the knowledge and skills to enable them to make the right decisions as an effective customer to the Scrum team, motivating their team members to perform better and maximizing ROI which is the need of the hour. 

  • Gain an exemplary foundation of Scrum
  • Enhance the level of Scrum functionalities
  • Provide leadership to Agile teams
  • Improve professional skills, as an efficient Product Owner
  • Integrate the newly acquired skills to improve employment prospects 
  • Stay updated by gaining an updated understanding of different Agile practices
  • Expand your career opportunities across all industries adopting Agile practices
  • Gain access to a number of local groups of Scrum users and social networks.

CSPO is a participation-based certificate. On successful completion of an in-person, two day (16 hours) CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (such as this course), you will receive a Certificate from Scrum Alliance designating you as Certified Scrum Product Owner®. The certification includes a two-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

The course fee paid includes the first 2 years of Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification cost.

CSPO certification renewal needs to be done every 2 years. You need to pay $100 to extend the credential for a further 2 years from the date of your current expiration. In order to renew your Scrum Product Owner certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to your dashboard and choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under the heading ‘Actions’.


Starting from February 4, 2019, candidates are now required to earn 20 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $100 renewal fee that has to be paid.This new requirement has been mandated to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum. You can earn the required SEUs by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity.

CSPO® Certification Exam

There is no Scrum Alliance Product Owner certification exam to earn a CSPO credential.

PDUs & SEUs

PDUs and SEUs are Professional Development Units and Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Scrum Alliance. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of Scrum. To maintain your certification from Scrum Alliance, you are required to earn a certain number of PDUs and SEUs every two years.

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance need to earn SEUs to get recertified every two years. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

You can get 14-16 PDUs and SEUs by participating in our 2-day training program.

Scrum Alliance Career Path


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