To earn a CSD, we require at least five days of formal training taught by a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP®) and a Scrum Alliance-approved CSD instructor.
There are currently two tracks to achieve CSD certification (detailed below). The courses for both tracks can be taken in any order. Once you complete a track, you will receive notification to accept your CSD license, and the CSD certification will be added to your profile. Your certification is valid for two years.
- CSM® course (2 days)
- CSD technical course, including coding (3 days)
- Intro to Scrum CSD course (1 day)
- CSD technical elective course (1 day)
During your CSD courses, you must demonstrate an understanding of Scrum and Agile engineering practices by passing a CSD assessment provided by the REP instructor. The assessment may be an exam administered by the instructor to test your knowledge, or it may be an active, classroom-based assessment. When a REP instructor uploads a student’s information into our system, they are recommending the student for certification.