Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

To be effective, Scrum Masters need to have a rock-solid understanding of the practices and values of Scrum. The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) assessments allow people to validate and certify their understanding of those practices and values, and how they would respond to situations that challenge them.

Professional Scrum Masters demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Scrum and their ability to apply it in real-world situations.  The value of the certification is intimately tied to the demonstration of knowledge needed to achieve it. By that measure, the PSM assessments are significantly more valuable than available alternatives for Scrum, and we strive to ensure that they remain valuable and relevant through frequent inspection and adaptation of the assessment content.

To become A Professional ScrumMaster it isn’t mandatory that you take a Scrum.org Professional Scrum training class to take one of their assessments, although they highly recommended it. They believe that certification is more than just a way to show that you attended a class and that is why the Scrum.org Professional certifications are so highly regarded in the industry. Therefore, they make assessments available to anyone as a way for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the role of Scrum Master in detail.

Those that pass any of the three levels of PSM assessments will receive the corresponding industry recognized certification.