In general, the certificates of the Scrum Alliance® will be valid for a limited period of time. Depending on the level, this time limit varies. The Scrum Alliance distinguishes between the following levels
- Foundational: CSM®, CSPO® and CSD®
- Advanced: A-CSM℠ and A-CSPO℠
- Professional: CSP®-SM and CSP®-PO
- Leadership: CAL-E, CAL-T and CAL-O
- Guides: CTC®, CEC® and CST®
The Foundational, Advanced, Professional and Leadership levels are each valid for two years. Guides are only valid for one year.
In order to maintain the respective status or certification, it is necessary to collect so-called Scrum Education Units (SEU®). In this way you show that you continue to deal with the topic and stay up to date. This way, the Scrum Alliance® wants to avoid that once you have acquired a certificate, you never deal with the topic again but give the impression that you have the corresponding expertise. In addition to the SEUs, a renewed membership fee is due. You can find out how many SEUs you need and how you can get them here(incl. a small calculator if you have several certifications).