SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) Certification- Cost

How much does a SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Certification cost? Presenting a detailed cost break up of SSM certification

Knowing about the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification cost is important if you have decided to pursue the certification.  We have given you a detailed SSM certification cost break up to help make your decision easier. 

SSM Certification Cost

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification cost is different across locations. Below is the tabular representation of the SSM® certification cost in India, USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. 

United KingdomGBP999
Cost Segments
SSM Classroom/Online training cost
Based on location as mentioned in the above table
SSM exam cost
Exam cost is included in the training cost if the attempt is taken within 30 days of training completion (applies to every location as mentioned above) 
SSM exam retake cost

$50 per attempt, if the retakes are taken:

  • 1st retake- immediately after 1st attempt 
  • 2nd retake- 10-day wait 
  • 3rd retake- 30-day wait 
SSM certification Renewal fee
$100 and 10 PDUs, every year. 

Your first attempt of the SSM exam is included in the SSM training registration fee if the attempt is taken within 30 days of course completion.

In case you have failed in the first attempt, then you can take the second attempt by paying $50 if the attempt is taken immediately after the first attempt. If you have failed in the second attempt, the third attempt is available after a 10-day wait and the fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait with a cost of $50.

Note*: For every retake, you will be charged a fee of $50.

Number of Attempts
Included in the course fee (valid for 30 days after course completion)
$50, taken immediately after 1st attempt 
$50, requires a 10-day wait
$50, requires a 30-day wait

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification needs renewal after every 1 year. For SSM certification renewal, you need to pay a renewal cost of $100 and earn a predetermined number of PDUs. PDUs should be a minimum of 10 continuing education/extended hours to be added each year.  

Certification Name
PDUs Required
Renewal Fee
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)
10 PDUs
$100, after every year
  • PDUs for SSM renewal: A minimum of 10 continuing education/outreach hours (PDUs) need to be added each year 
  • SSM Certification Renewal Cost:  

The SSM certification can be renewed by paying a renewal cost of $100 to continue for one more year (beginning from the current expiration date). The SAFe® Scrum Master certification renewal process is as follows: 

  • Sign into the SAFe community 
  • Click on ‘Renew’ next to your certification 
  • You will then be redirected to the ‘Shopping cart’, where you will see the payment screen. On completion of your payment, your certification is valid for an additional year. 

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