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An Inventory of Agile and Scrum Certifications

An Inventory of Agile and Scrum Certifications

In early 2020, I wrote about the Circus of Agile Certifications and challenged myself to get a new Agile or Scrum Certification each week.

There were so many possible Agile and Scrum certifications at that time (over 250) that we thought it might be helpful to publish not only the complete inventory, but our own feedback on each certification as well as subscriber reviews. We launched a dedicated site to capture your feedback on the certifications as something of a ‘Yelp for Agile Certifications’.

Great idea but awful timing. Once the pandemic hit, we recognized that exposing the craziness of certifications was perhaps not the best use of our time :).

So I paused my quest for more certifications and stopped reviewing certifications. Ultimately we closed down the agile certifications review site. However, we thought that there might be value to provide the list of the known Agile and Scrum certifications that we had captured. So we are including it here.

While new agile certifications are hitting the market every week, and existing certifications are getting rebranded or renamed, the list below provides a pretty good inventory of what is available right now in mid-2021.

Inventory of Agile and Scrum Certifications

Here is your list of agile and Scrum certifications, sorted by designation name. For your convenience, we have created a link to the provider website. If you find an error or if there are new certifications that you think should be included, please add a comment and we will make our best efforts to keep this list up to date.

DesignationCertificationCertifying Authority
ACCAgile Coach CertificationAgile Scrum Academy
A-CSMAdvanced Certified Scrum MasterScrum Alliance
A-CSPOAdvanced Certified Scrum Product OwnerScrum Alliance
Advanced Level Agile Technical TesterAdvanced Level Agile TechnicalInternational Testing Qualifications Board 
Agile and Scrum CertificationAgile and Scrum CertificationEdwel
Agile Business Consortium Scrum MasterAgile Business Consortium Scrum MasterAPM Group International
Agile Business ConsultantAgile Business ConsultantAgile Business Consortium
Agile Certified ProfessionalAgile Certified ProfessionalScrum Professionals
Agile Change AgentAgile Change Agent CertificationAPM Group International
Agile ExpertAgile ExperteConsulting Group
Agile LeaderAgile LeaderSix Sigma Global Institute
Agile Leader Advanced PractitionerAgile Leader Advanced PractitionerAgile Business Consortium
Agile Project ProfessionalAgile Project Professional certificationAgile Business Consortium
Agile Project Trainer-CoachAgile Project Trainer-CoachAgile Business Consortium
AgileBA FoundationAgile Business Analysis FoundationAPM Group International
AgileBA PractitionerAgile Business Analysis PractitionerAPM Group International
AgileBA Practitioner Re-RegistrationAgile Business Analysis Practitioner Re-RegistrationAPM Group International
AgileDS FoundationAgile Digital Services – FoundationAPM Group International
AgileDS PractitionerAgile Digital Services – PractitionerAPM Group International
AgilePgM FoundationAgile Programme ManagementAPM Group International
AgilePM FoundationAgile Project Management – FoundationAPM Group International
AgilePM PractitionerAgile Project Management – PractitionerAPM Group International
AgilePM Re-RegistrationAgilePM Practitioner Re-registrationAPM Group International
AgileShift CertificationAgileSHIFT CertificationAxelos
AHFCertified AgilityHealth FacilitatorAgility Health
AKCAccredited Kanban ConsultantKanban University
AKTAccredited Kanban TrainerKanban University
APMAgile Program ManagerAgile Scrum Academy
APSMSAFe Agile Product and Solution ManagementScaled Agile
APS-SDProfessional Scrum
ARCHCertified SAFe for ArchitectsScaled Agile
ASESAFe Agile Software EngineerScaled Agile
ASMAgile Scrum MasterAgile Scrum Academy
CAACertified Agile AuditorICCA Council
CABASQI Certified Agile Business AnalysisInternational Software Quality Institute
CACCertified Agile CoachChicago State University
CACCertified Agile CoachICCA Council
CAECertified Agile EssentialsInternational Software Quality Institute
CAECertified Agile ExpertICCA Council
CAFCertified Agile FoundationICCA Council
CAL1Certified Agile Leadership IScrum Alliance
CAL2Certified Agile Leadership IIScrum Alliance
CAMCCertified Agile Marketing CoachAgile Marketing Academy
CAMPCertified Agile Marketing PractitionerAgile Marketing Academy
CAMSCertified Agile Marketing SpecialistAgile Marketing Academy
CAMTCertified Agile Marketing TrainerAgile Marketing Academy
CAPCertified Agile PractitionerICCA Council
CAPOCertified Agile Process OwnerDevOps Institute
CASMCertified Agile Service ManagerDevOps Institute
CATCCertified Agile Transformation CoachChicago State University
CBACBusiness Agility CoachesEnterprise Scrum
CDAContinuous Delivery ArchitectDevOps Institute
CDACDisciplined Agile CoachDisciplined Agile
CEACCertified Enterprise Agility CoachChicago State University
CECCertified Enterprise CoachScrum Alliance
Certified Lean Project ManagerCertified Lean Project ManagerIBQMI
CESIEnterprise Scrum InstructorEnterprise Scrum
CIECertified Implementation
CKACCertified Kanban Ace CoachAgile Lion Institute
CKAPCertified Kanban Ace PractitionerAgile Lion Institute
CP- DSRCertified Professional  Data Science Using RDevOps Alliance
CP- IOTFCertified Professional – IoT FoundationDevOps Alliance
CP- MLDSFCertified Professional  Machine Learning and Data ScienceDevOps Alliance
CP-AASTCertified Professional Agile Application Security TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-AATCertified Professional  Automation Agile TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-AMTCertified Professional – Appium for Mobile TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-BATCertified Professional  Basic Agile TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-CCTCertified Professional Cucumber Driven Continuous TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-CPTCertified Professional – Continuous Performance TestingDevOps Alliance
CP-DCBCertified Professional – DevOps Continuous BuildsDevOps Alliance
CP-DCDCertified Professional – DevOps Continuous DeliveryDevOps Alliance
CP-DCMCertified Professional – DevOps Continuous MonitoringDevOps Alliance
CP-DCTCertified Professional – DevOps Continuous TestingDevOps Alliance
CP-DevSecOpsCertified Professional – DevSecOpsDevOps Alliance
CP-DOFCertified Professional  DevOps FoundationDevOps Alliance
CP-DOFECertified Professional  DevOps Foundation for ExecutivesDevOps Alliance
CP-ETCertified Professional – Exploratory TestingDevOps Alliance
CP-HDACertified Professional – Hadoop AdministratorDevOps Alliance
CP-HDFCertified Professional – Hadoop FoundationDevOps Alliance
CP-HDSCertified Professional – Hadoop with SparkDevOps Alliance
CP-M-AATCertified Professional  Mobile Automation Agile TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-MATCertified Practitioner  Manual Agile TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-M-MATCertified Professional  Mobile  Master Agile TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-SATCertified Professional  Selenium Automation TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-SAT AdvancedCertified Professional  Selenium Automation TestingAgile Testing Alliance
CP-TDMCertified Professional Test Data ManagementAgile Testing Alliance
CP-WSTCertified Professional  Web Services TestingAgile Testing Alliance
[email protected]Scrum Scale Certified PractitionerScrum at Scale, LLC 
[email protected]Certified Scrum Scale TrainerScrum at Scale, LLC 
CSDCertified Scrum DeveloperScrum Alliance
CSMCertified Scrum MasterScrum Alliance
CSPCertified Scrum ProfessionalScrum Alliance
CSPOCertified Scrum Product OwnerScrum Alliance
CSP-POCertified Scrum Professional  Product OwnerScrum Alliance
CSP-SMCertified Scrum Professional  Scrum MasterScrum Alliance
CSSCSoftware Scaling CoachesEnterprise Scrum
CSTCertified Scrum TrainerScrum Alliance
CTCCertified Team CoachScrum Alliance
CTFL-ATCertified Tester Foundation Level Agile TesterSoftware Quality Institute
DASA DevOps CoachDASA DevOps CoachDASA
DASA DevOps LeaderDASA DevOps LeaderDASA
DASA DevOps Product OwnerDASA DevOps Product OwnerDASA
DASA DevOps Professional Create and DeliverDASA DevOps Professional Create and DeliverDASA
DASA DevOps Professional Enable and ScaleDASA DevOps Professional Enable and ScaleDASA
DASA DevOps Professional Specify and VerifyDASA DevOps Professional Specify and VerifyDASA
DASMDisciplined Agile Scrum MasterDisciplined Agile
DASSMDisciplined Agile Senior Scrum MasterDisciplined Agile
DAVSCDisciplined Agile Value Stream ConsultantDisciplined Agile
DevOps CertificationDevOps CertificationAgile Scrum Academy
DevOps FoundationDevOps FoundationDevOps Institute
DevOps-ARCHCertified DevOps
DevOps-COACertified DevOps
DevOps-DEVCertified DevOps
DevOps-EXECCertified DevOps
DevOps-GENCertified DevOps
DevOps-OPSCertified DevOps Operations
DevOps-PMCertified DevOps Project
DevOps-POCertified DevOps Product
DevOps-QACertified DevOps Quality Assurance
DevOps-RMCertified DevOps Release
DevOps-SECCertified DevOps Information Security
DevOps-TRACertified DevOps
DOLDevOps LeaderDevOps Institute
DSOEDevSecOps EngineeringDevOps Institute
DTEDevOps Test EngineeringDevOps Institute
EACExpert Agile
EBASEnterprise Business Agility StrategistAgility Health
ESCExpert Scrum
ESFExpert Scrum
ESMExpert Scrum
ESMCExpert Scrum Master
ESPOExpert Scrum Product
ESTExpert Scrum
EXIN Agile CoachEXIN Agile CoachEXIN
EXIN Agile Scrum FoundationEXIN Agile Scrum FoundationEXIN
EXIN Agile Scrum MasterEXIN Agile Scrum MasterEXIN
EXIN Agile Scrum Product OwnerEXIN Agile Scrum Product OwnerEXIN
EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner BridgeEXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner BridgeEXIN
Foundation Certificate in AgileBCS Foundation Certificate in AgileChartered Institute for IT
Foundation Level Agile TesterFoundation Level Agile TesterInternational Testing Qualifications Board 
HR-TALCertified Agile HR & Talent StrategistAgility Health
IBQMI Approved Kanban ProfessionalIBQMI Approved Kanban ProfessionalIBQMI
IBQMI Certified Kanban CoachIBQMI Certified Kanban CoachIBQMI
IBQMI Lean Enterprise ArchitectIBQMI Lean Enterprise ArchitectIBQMI
IBQMI TQM PractitionerIBQMI TQM PractitionerIBQMI
IBQMICertified Scrumban PractitionerIBQMICertified Scrumban PractitionerIBQMI
ICANInternational Certified Agile NinjaHenry Harvin
ICE-ACICAgile Certified Expert In Agile CoachingICAgile
ICE-AEICAgile Certified Expert In Agile EngineeringICAgile
ICE-ATICAgile Certified Expert In Agile TestingICAgile
ICE-DMDelivery ManagementICAgile
ICE-DOICAgile Certified Expert In DevOpsICAgile
ICE-POProduct OwnershipICAgile
ICPICAgile Certified ProfessionalICAgile
ICP-ACCAgile CoachingICAgile
ICP-ALPAgile LeadershipICAgile
ICP-APMAgile Project and Delivery ManagementICAgile
ICP-APOAgile Product OwnershipICAgile
ICP-ASDAgile Sofware DesignICAgile
ICP-ATAAgile Test AutomationICAgile
ICP-ATFAgile Team FacilitationICAgile
ICP-BAFBusiness Agility FoundationsICAgile
ICP-CATCoaching Agile TransitionsICAgile
ICP-DASDelivery at ScaleICAgile
ICP-ECEnterprise CoachingICAgile
ICP-ENTAgility in the EnterpriseICAgile
ICP-EPOEnterprise Product OwnershipICAgile
ICP-FDOFoundations of DevOpsICAgile
ICP-FINAgile FinanceICAgile
ICP-IDOImplementing DevOpsICAgile
ICP-MKGAgile MarketingICAgile
ICP-PRGAgile ProgrammingICAgile
ICP-TALAgile TalentICAgile
ICP-TSTAgile TestingICAgile
IREBIREB RE Agile PrimerInternational Software Quality Institute
iSQI Scrum Master ProSQI Scrum Master ProInternational Software Quality Institute
KCPKanban Coaching ProfessionalKanban University
KMMKanban Maturity ModelKanban University
KMP IKanban System DesignKanban University
KMP IIKanban Systems ImprovementKanban University
LeSS – BasicsCertified LeSS BasicsLarge Scale Scrum 
LeSS – LeSS Friendly Scrum TrainerLeSS Friendly Scrum TrainerLarge Scale Scrum 
LeSS – TrainerCertified LeSS TrainerLarge Scale Scrum 
LeSS  ExecutivesCertified Less for ExecutivesLarge Scale Scrum 
LeSS  PractitionerCertified LeSS PractitionerLarge Scale Scrum 
Licensed Agile CoachLicensed Agile CoachScrum Inc.
LPMSAFe Lean Portfolio ManagementScaled Agile
NextgileNextgile Business Process Agility ProfessionalSoftware Quality Institute
OACIOpenSpace Agility Certified InstructorOpenSpace Agility
OSA1OpenSpace Agility certificate of completion:  Level 1OpenSpace Agility
OSA2OpenSpace Agility Professional: Level 2OpenSpace Agility
OST1Open Space Practitioner Level 1OpenSpace Agility
OST2Open Space Practitioner Level 2OpenSpace Agility
PALProfessional Agile
PAQPractitioner in Agile QualityInternational Software Quality Institute
PARAPersonal Agility System – Recognized AmbassadorPersonal Agility Institute
PAREPersonal Agility System – Recognized EnthusiastPersonal Agility Institute
PARPPersonal Agility System – Recognized PractitionerPersonal Agility Institute
PMI-ACPPMI Agile Certified PractitionerPMI
POCPProduct Owner Certified ProfessionalScrum Professionals
POIProduct Owner InstructorScrumAgile Institute
POPMCertified SAFe Product Owner / Product ManagerScaled Agile
Practitioner Certificate in AgileBCS Practitioner Certificate in AgileChartered Institute for IT
Prince2 Agile FoundationPrince2 Agile Foundation CertificateAxelos
Prince2 Agile PractitionerPrince2 Agile Practitioner CertificationAxelos
Product OwnerProduct OwnerSix Sigma Global Institute
Product Owner CertificationProduct Owner CertificationAgile Scrum Academy
PSKProfessional Scrum with
PSMProfessional Scrum Master
PSM IIIProfessional Scrum Master
PSM-IIProfessional Scrum Master
PSPO IProfessional Scrum Product Owner
PSPO IIProfessional Scrum Product Owner
PSPO IIIProfessional Scrum Product Owner
PSUProfessional Scrum with User
[email protected]RE Agile Advanced LevelInternational Software Quality Institute
[email protected]Registered [email protected] PractitionerScrum Inc.
RTECertified SAFe Release Train EngineerScaled Agile
SACertified SAFe AgilistScaled Agile
SAMCSCRUMstudy Agile Master
SASMCertified SAFe Advanced Scrum MasterScaled Agile
SC4JDScrum Certification for Java
SC4MDScrum Certification for Mobile App
SC4WDScrum Certification for Web
SCACScrum Coach Accredited
SCACSCRUMstudy Certified Agile
Scrum Certification CourseScrum Certification CourseAgile Scrum Academy
Scrum MasterScrum MasterSix Sigma Global Institute
Scrum MentorScrum MentorScrumAgile Institute
[email protected] Trainer[email protected] TrainerScrum Inc.
SCTSCRUMstudy Certified
SDScrum DeveloperScrumAgile Institute
SDCScrum Developer
SDIScrum Developer InstructorScrumAgile Institute
SDPSAFe DevOps PractitionerScaled Agile
SFCScrum Fundamentals
SGPCertified SAFe Government PractitionerScaled Agile
SLACAgile Scrum Leadership Executive Accredited
SMScrum MasterScrumAgile Institute
SMACScrum Master Accredited
SMCScrum Master
SMCPScrum Master Certified ProfessionalScrum Professionals
SMIScrum Master InstructorScrumAgile Institute
SPCertified SAFe PractitionerScaled Agile
SPCCertified SAFe Program ConsultantScaled Agile
SPOScrum Product OwnerScrumAgile Institute
SPOACScrum Product Owner Accredited
SPOCScrum Product Owner
SPSScaled Professional
SREFSRE FoundationDevOps Institute
SSEACScaled Scrum Expert Accredited
SSGI-CAPSSGI Certified Agile ProfessionalSix Sigma Global Institute
SSMCertified SAFe Scrum MasterScaled Agile
SSMCScaled Scrum Master
STACScrum Trainer Accredited
STMACScrum Team Member Accredited
TKPTeam Kanban PractitionerKanban University
True Agile CultureTrue Agile Culture CertificationCenter for Agile Leadership
True Agile LeaderTrue Agile Leader Certification Level 1Center for Agile Leadership
True Agile TeamTrue Agile Team CertificationCenter for Agile Leadership

What to Do With This List of Agile and Scrum Certifications?

What should you do with this? Well, a couple of things. First, if you identify an agile or scrum certification that is out of date on our list, or missing from our list, please let us know via your comments below.

Second, you can simply enjoy the Circus!

Check out this related post which provides a 2021 Update on the Disciplined Agile Certifications from PMI.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi, what about the certification from the SSGI (Six Sigma Global Institute)? Have you ever look at that one because is not on your list

    1. Hi Edson, the list was created in 2020 and I haven’t updated it in a while. I don’t recall seeing those certs from when I did my research. Are they related to agile ways of working? If you provide the details I will be happy to add them.

      Thanks for weighing in!

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