• 24% Average Increase in Salary

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What You Get With Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster Certification

  • 2- Year Scrum Alliance

  • 14 Professional Development
    Units (PDUs)

  • 14 Scrum Education Units

CSP-SM On-Demand Certification Training

For only $850 you will receive:
The Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster On-Demand Course and 4 Open Office sessions (1 hours each) providing you with the opportunity to engage with your instructors and peers.

CSP-SM Certification Training Overview

As a Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster® (CSP-SM®), you are actively working on Organizational Improvement. You are now deeply skilled at building great teams and have built great Scrum Teams as a Scrum Master and emergent leader in your organization. You have encountered numerous challenges to Great Scrum Team development and now want to take your skills to the next level.

Scrum Mastering is a lifelong journey. Incorporating Scrum values and Agile principles into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. With this course in our Scrum Leadership Series and years of experience through on-the-job practice, you are on your way to becoming a Scrum Leader.

Through the CSP-SM course you will learn how to:

•  apply visual facilitation techniques for a collaborative session.

•  identify practices for facilitating remote meetings.

•  explain the core concepts of Lean Thinking and how they can be applied to Scrum.

•  relate at least five wastes in product development to the seven wastes in Lean manufacturing.

•  identify at least three actions the facilitator can perform to support the development of an inclusive solution.

•  create a coaching agreement with an individual or a team.

•  list fundamental psychological concepts that help transform individual behavior.

•  appraise different models for team development.

•  plan the launch of a new Scrum Team.

•  propose strategies to fill in missing skills or capabilities the team needs to create successful products.

•  illustrate how at least one element of software craftsmanship applies to your work.

•  analyze your approach to a complex intervention that addresses the root cause(s) of organizational dysfunction.

•  contrast patterns for scaling the Product Owner role.

•  explain the benefits of supporting strong development practices when working with multiple Scrum Teams.

•  plan the launch of Multi-Team Scrum.

•  outline a personal development strategy toward Scrum Mastery.

Here's what we do: 

  • The CSP-SM 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 14 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. 

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

CSP-SM Certification Training Details


24 months of professional experience as a Scrum Master during the last five years; Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-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 2-4 weeks and you have up to 3 months to complete the CSP-SM 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. A Certified Scrum Professional - 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.

CSP-SM Certification

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


Fee: $850

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

CSP-SM Certification Reviews

A Real Life Experience

Gabor G.

When I entered the course, I was skeptical about the program and myself. Am I going to be able to do it? Is it hard? Is it useful? As soon as I entered the first classroom I was thrown in a middle of a new team, people who I didn't know, will probably never talk to again but I was set up to fix problems. And that's what we do. While I was going through the Modules, I realized that I can use the information every day, in every situation. It is updated to real-time, post-pandemic topics as well. I am amazed at how it was. Thanks for the amazing trainers as well. They are a smart bunch.

Understood the difference between getting certified and being skillful

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.


Isaac F.

Excellent Training

Learning The Agile Approach

Nick M.

Had fun learning the agile approach and how to lead scrum teams. Many thanks to Doug Shimp and 3Back for the class!

Serve My Team Better

Prathima R.

Knowledge gained from these certifications is going to help serve my team better. As always, great training by Doug Shimp at 3Back and fellow participants who shared a wealth of knowledge on their Scrum journey.

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 CSP-SM course?

    You need to hold an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance and have at least 24 months of work experience specific to the role of a Scrum Master within the past five years.

  • 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.

    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 CSP-SM course.

  • What are the requirements to finish my On-Demand CSP-SM certification?

    Complete 14 Self-Paced Modules with one or more StudyBuddies. Attend 4 Hours of 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 CSP-SM certification renewal in 2 years?

    40 SEUs need to be completed in 2 years time and payment fee of $250 to the Scrum Alliance must be made before the CSP-SM 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 CSP-SM course is worth 14 SEUs as well.

  • I completed the CSP-SM 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 an Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) certification. In addition to needing an A-CSM certification, you need at least 24 months of professional experience as a Scrum Master during the last five years.

Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster®
Certification On-Demand Training

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