• 24% Average Increase in Salary

  • 30,000+ 3Back Alumni Community

What You Get With Advanced ScrumMaster Certification

  • 2- Year Scrum Alliance

  • 14 Professional Development
    Units (PDUs)

  • 14 Scrum Education Units

A-CSM On-Demand Certification Training

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

3Back A-CSM On-Demand Course

A-CSM Certification Training Overview

As a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), you’ve been introduced to Scrum values, practices, and applications. You now understand how to provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers.

Becoming Agile is a lifelong journey. Incorporating Scrum values and Agile principles into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

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

Through the A-CSM course you will learn how to:

  • Facilitate Dialogue
  • Respond Confidently
  • Adopt Scrum
  • Remove Impediments
  • Explain Scrum's Values
  • Increase Engagement
  • Extend Scrum's Values
  • Scale Scrum
  • Leverage Learning

Here's what we do: 

  • The A-CSM 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 directed group learning, where you will be working with StudyBuddies doing reading, 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 with StudyBuddies. We facilitate this for you by helping you acquire StudyBuddies, 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. These questions can be about anything that is agile and scrum, and could even be about the materials you are working on. However, 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. 

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

A-CSM Certification Training Details


12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Master during the last five years; Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) 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 (15 hours), and you have up to 3 months to complete the A-CSM 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 with StudyBuddies.

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 ScrumMaster® 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 ScrumMaster 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-CSM Certification

Upon successful completion of your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster training class, your credentials will be sent to the Scrum Alliance and they will contact you directly with your A-CSM 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-CSM Certification Reviews

I'll definitely use 3Back again!

Liza G.

I'm happy to announce that I completed my A-CSM! Thank you Doug Shimp for the great two day course. Even though it was all online, you kept us focused and engaged! I'll definitely use 3Back again for my next certification.

Superb course delivery!

Jim P.

My instructor was Dan Rawsthorne. He was superb in his course delivery and made us all feel valued. We had a big mix of experienced vs. inexperienced Agilists in our class: Dan handled this mix like a pro ( a very good skill to have as an instructor). Dan and 3Back gave us the knowledge, resources, and guides we needed to learn Scrum Mastery AND pass our exams.

Highly recommend 3Back!

Michael P.

A special thanks to Doug Shimp and 3Back for developing very engaging and valuable content and thanks to my amazing classmates. The stories and insights shared during the training and breakout sessions really inspired me.

Incredible course at 3Back!

Gabor G.

Thanks, Dan Rawsthorne, PhD, CST, and Doug Shimp for the incredible course at 3Back. A truly modern and up-to-date class with the latest practices in the program!

Awesome training!

Shari W.

Just completed my 2 day A-CSM training with Doug. Great group of attendees and awesome training from Doug. Clear and straight-forward training in applying Agile/Scrum.

Your Instructors

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

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


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

    You need 12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Master during the last five years and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) 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 with 1-2 StudyBuddies to discuss the module/quiz and do one or more scenario-based exercises. Each module will take about 1-3 hours of your time, and will require you to work with StudyBuddies (either someone in the course or outside of the course).

  • Is there a test after the class?

    No, unlike the CSM course, there is no test after the A-CSM course.

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

    Complete 13 Self-Paced Modules with one or more StudyBuddies. 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-CSM 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-CSM 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 14 Category B PDUs upon completion of the course. As a Registered Education Provider for the Scrum Alliance, our A-CSM course is worth 14 SEUs as well.

  • I completed the A-CSM 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 Master (CSM) certification. In addition to needing a CSM certification, you need at least 12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Master during the last five years.

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®
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!