SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification - (How to become) Certification Process

How to become a SAFe® Scrum Master? Get acquainted with the simple certification process.

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification can be achieved by following 2 major steps-- getting trained under an SPC and passing the exam. Here is the step-by-step SSM® certification process. 

HOW TO BECOME A SAFe® CERTIFIED SCRUM Master

Step 1: Register with SAI training partner 

  • Register with any training provider of SAI, such as KnowledgeHut, a Silver training provider of SAI. 

Step 2: Attend a training 

  • Attend 16 hours (2 days) of SSM training conducted by the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).     

Step 3: Access the exam 

  • After the training completion, a participant can access the exam within the SAFe community platform. Log in to take the exam. 

Step 4: Take the exam 

  • Attempt the SSM exam. The SSM exam format is: 
  • 1.5-hour (90 min) SSM online test 
  • 45 MCQs 
  • Closed-book, web-based exam 

Step 5: Passing score of the exam 

  • The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam passing score is: 
  • SAFe®️ Scrum Master 5 (SSM 5) exam- 75% (34 out of 45) 
  • SAFe®️ Scrum Master 4 (SSM 4) exam- 73% (33 out of 45) 

Step 6: Earn SAFe®️ Scrum Master (SSM) Certification 

  • On scoring the required passing marks, you will earn your SSM certification. Scaled Agile, Inc (SAI) will dispatch your certificate within 5-7 business/working days with a 1-year membership.  

Step 7: Renew your Certification 

  • You can renew your SSM certification by earning 10 PDUs and paying a renewal fee of $100 every year.  

Disclaimer: The information on this page is accurate as of January 2021. 

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