• 24% Average Increase in Salary

  • 30,000+ 3Back Alumni Community

What You Get With Advanced Scrum Product Owner Certification

  • 2- Year Scrum Alliance

  • 16 Professional Development
    Units (PDUs)

  • 16 Scrum Education Units

A-CSPO On-Demand Certification Training

For only $750 you will receive:
The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner On-Demand Course and 4 Open Office sessions (1 hours each) providing you with the opportunity to engage with your instructors and peers.

There are usually 2 office hour sessions per week, typically between 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central. Office hour times can vary a bit each week due to the trainers' availability, but sessions are typically Tuesdays at 11AM central and Thursdays at 6PM central.

A-CSPO Certification Training Overview

As a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®), you’ve been introduced to Scrum values, practices, and applications. You now understand how to facilitate product development, teamwork and improvement processes through the use of Scrum. 

Product Ownership is a lifelong journey. Using Scrum values and Agile principles to develop world class products takes diligence, testing and agility. Your goal is a continuous improvement of the product that leads to success as defined by your goals.

To further enhance your knowledge and skills, the next step is achieving an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO®) certification from Scrum Alliance®. 3Back’s advanced offering is ideal for a Certified Scrum Product Owner who has one or more years of work experience in that role.

Through the A-CSPO course you will learn:

  • Product Ownership
  • Working with Stakeholders 
  • Advanced Purpose and Strategy
  • Empathizing with Customers and Users
  • Advanced Product Assumption Validation 
  • Advanced Techniques For Working With The Product Backlog 

Here's what we do: 

  • The A-CSPO is a very intense course, and our goal is to maximize our student outcomes in the 16 hours we have together.
  • 12 of those 16 hours are guided learning, where you will be working, reading, completing exercises, discussions, and so on. We guide you through 13 learning modules with great materials, discussions, and exercises. All of the Learning Objectives will be verified in 12 Contact hours while you are working through assignments that are reviewed. We facilitate this for you by review, by verifying you've completed each module before moving to the next one, and by having our admin available to you for questions. 
  • 4 of these 16 hours are Office Hours, where the Trainer does Coaching, Mentoring and Q&A based on the Students' questions and supports the LOs. In practice, the vast majority of this time is spent talking about work problems or misperceptions about agile and scrum.

We believe, and our reviews validate, that this structure provides a near-optimal learning experience for our Students. 

Product Ownership training is 100% online and hosted on a learning management platform. There are no required software applications or additional training materials needed.

A-CSPO Certification Training Details


12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Product Owner during the last five years; Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) certification


There is no right or wrong person to attend this training. In fact, the most successful agile adoptions have included training for everyone, right down to Finance and Sales staff. Scrum training is especially appropriate for anyone in the corporate structure dealing with rapidly changing demands. 

In a traditional organization, these roles might include: Developers, Testers, Directors, Project Managers, Program Managers, CXOs, Architects, Coders, Designers, Technical Writers, SMEs, Product Managers, Stakeholders, Analysts, QA Staff, and Engineers.


The estimated completion time is 2 weeks (16 hours), and you have up to 3 months to complete the A-CSPO Certification course from the purchase date (see our  policy page for details).

Online training is self-paced and can be completed on your own time.

Organizational Benefits

Today, most of the IT as well as non-IT industry majors are hiring candidates who are familiar with the Scrum framework. An Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® can upscale an organization in the following ways:

  • Guide team members through the product development, and help the team deliver quality products.

  • Participate in the team activities with ease and also learn how to own a task.

  • Resolve the impediments and enhance the team’s collaboration.

  • Act as a change agent and enable a culture in which teams can flourish.

  • Become a servant leader for Scrum teams that are involved in developing high-end products.

Individual Benefits

Scrum framework believes in ‘self-organization’. Making a career in Scrum as a Scrum Product Owner will help an individual to:

  • Gain a high degree of proficiency in executing Scrum.

  • Contribute in creating a healthy work environment.

  • Earn the skills that make an individual immune to internal and external distractions.

  • Become self-motivated to escalate the performance of the team.

  • Get more job opportunities in IT as well as non-IT organizations with a good pay.

A-CSPO Certification

Upon successful completion of your Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner training class, your credentials will be sent to the Scrum Alliance and they will contact you directly with your A-CSPO certification next steps. Certification must be renewed through the Scrum Alliance every 2 years to remain active.


Fee: $750

The initial cost of your 2-year membership to the Scrum Alliance is included in your 3Back course registration, so there’s no need to worry about hidden costs or surprise fees later on.

Enrollment includes training, 4 Open Office Hours (1 hour each), and certification.


By registering in groups, you can save up to 15% on the course fees. The discount you can avail will depend on your group size.

  • 10% discount for 5-9 people
  • 15% discount for 10+ people

Contact [email protected] for more information.

See What Our Students Are Saying

A-CSPO Certification Reviews

Great value, and great content!

Jonathan A.

Dan knows what he's talking about! I came into this class thinking I was ahead of the game, and he proved me wrong! I learned so much and there's no doubt it will have a positive impact on our business. Can't recommend 3Back enough. Great value, and great content!

I highly recommend 3Back to anyone

Christopher L.

I've taken courses through 3Back in the past and returned to take additional courses because I loved the instructors, content and convenience. With the pandemic, it has become critical to be able to take courses remotely. The remote Zoom-led courses were still very interactive, and the instructors ran the course very well.

Great Experience

Randy S.

The instructor understood the difference between getting certified and being skillful. The approach to the class was geared to make you think about why and how to approach things, kept the entire class engaged, and did a great job keeping the environment fun and funny. Great experience. Thanks, Doug.

Money Well Spent!

Christel E.

Money well spent! Dan is a great facilitator/instructor. I especially appreciated how he uses real world examples to illustrate the points in the class, it made it really easy to grasp the concepts.

Learned A Great Deal

Scott K.

I learned a great deal from Doug and the structure he established was beneficial in my learning of the Product Owner role.


Earcy Christmon IV

Well-worth the investment!!!!

Your Instructors

CST, Senior Agility Instructor

Doug Shimp

As an entrepreneur at a young age, Doug Shimp was practicing agile before he knew the meaning of the word. Leading a business required extreme teamwork, rapid feedback loops, and daily stand-ups to get the job done to stakeholder specifications on time and under budget. Doug learned the value of the Scrum framework from the ground up. Fortune 50 companies, small start-ups, and every business in between have reaped the benefits of face time with Doug. His robust, hands-on training creates momentum for teams to apply Scrum to their real world of work.

Author: Scrum Leadership Series

PhD, PMP, CST, Chief Scientist & Senior Agility Instructor

Dan Rawsthorne

From Military Intelligence to Scrum intelligence, Dan Rawsthorne has been applying agile for a mighty long time. Dan began his agile life with the biggest long-term user of agile principles: the military. As an officer in the U.S. Army, Dan was charged with applying artificial intelligence to computer security and developing sophisticated battlefield management systems that were used during the Persian Gulf War. Now retired from the military, Dan has traded the war room for the training room, teaching and coaching thousands of learners and organizations across the globe.

Author: Scrum Leadership Series


  • What are the prerequisites for the A-CSPO course?

    You need 12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Product Owner during the last five years and a Certified Scrum product Owner (CSPO) certification.

  • What is On-Demand?

    On-Demand is a blended approach of both instructor-led and independent, self-paced learning. As a learner, you can find your own rhythm and you choose how fast you go. You have up to 3 months to complete the course from the purchase date. (see our policy page for details).

    The typical Module includes 20-60 minutes of reading (depending on your reading speed), and a multiple-choice quiz. After you complete these, you need to work through assignments in the module/quiz and do one or more scenario-based exercises. Each module will take about 1-3 hours of your time.

  • Is there a test after the class?

    No, there is no test after the A-CSPO course. As along as you meet the pre-requisites and have successfully completed the course, you will be certified.

  • What are the requirements to finish my On-Demand A-CSPO certification?

    Complete 13 Self-Paced Modules with assignments. Attend 4 One-Hour Open Discussion with the trainers.

  • How long does it take to finish the course?

    You have up to 3 months to complete the course. The average completion time is 2-4 weeks.

    Fastest On-Demand: A fast pace would be two weeks for completion. You need to attend four Open Discussion Hours, and we are each planning to have two available per week.

    Quick On-Demand: If you want to be quick, it makes sense to do it in a month. Do 3-4 modules a week, and attend an Open Discussion Hour each week.

    Minimum On-Demand: You have three months from the purchase date to complete your course.

  • What is required for the A-CSPO certification renewal in 2 years?

    30 SEUs need to be completed in 2 years time and payment fee of $175 to the Scrum Alliance must be made, before the A-CSPO license can be renewed. See the links for more information on Claiming SEUs and you can use 3Back Resources to read our publications and receive SEUs under Category E.

  • Can I get PDUs and SEUs for this class? How many?

    Yes, you will receive 16 Category B PDUs upon completion of the course.As a Registered Education Provider for the Scrum Alliance, our A-CSPO course is worth 16 SEUs as well.

  • I completed the A-CSPO course, but my certification is not showing up on my Scrum Alliance Account. Why?

    You need to make sure you update your Scrum Alliance profile with your work experience and have a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification. In addition to needing a CSPO certification, you need at least 12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Product Owner during the last five years.

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®
Certification On-Demand Training

Learn online with real-time Scrum activities and simulations.

Includes Training Material and 2-Year Scrum Alliance Membership.
Absolutely no additional fees!