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The Licensed Scrum Master credential is a distinguished designation highlighting individuals who can systematically implement Scrum in a way that drives immediate business results while simultaneously accelerating personal and team performance.

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Become A Licensed Scrum Master

Benefits of Scrum Master Certification:

  • Highly regarded, industry recognized credential
  • Sets you apart as a leader with proven expertise
  • Most popular Agile framework in use
  • Stay relevant in today’s job market
  • Spearhead increased productivity and deliverables
  • Improve team management and collaboration
  • Cultivate a healthier work environment
Certificate from Scrum Inc signed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland that reads "Your Name Here" is now is officially a Licensed Scrum Master.

Deliver Twice the Value at Half the Cost.

A red and white badge that has a graduation cap at the top. It reads Licensed Scrum Master.

Why Should Employees Become Scrum Certified?

Scrum Helps Businesses:

  • Innovate faster
  • Move from ideation to delivery more quickly
  • Increase customer and client satisfaction
  • Reduce friction in team collaboration
  • Improve employee morale and productivity
  • Increase transparency, fast feedback and continual improvement

Licensed Scrum Master Course

The Licensed Scrum Master (LSM) curriculum was developed by the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland. This course goes beyond the basics of Scrum and the Scrum Master role.

In an LSM course you’ll learn:

  • The Scrum Framework with an emphasis on the role of the Scrum Master.
  • How the Scrum Framework helps deliver products and services faster and with higher quality while cutting cost and improving employee happiness and job satisfaction.
  • How to leverage lean principles to identify waste in a system, process, or organization.
  • Techniques and metrics Scrum Masters use to improve team happiness and performance.
  • The patterns and practices of high-performing Scrum teams.
  • How the Scrum Master role scales in an organization using Scrum@Scale.

Who should take a Licensed Scrum Master course?

Professionals in any industry wanting to become Scrum Masters or servant-leaders to their team.

Job seekers wishing to work for an agile organization.

Professionals interested in being “agile.”

Traditional Project Managers looking to transform their careers.

SaFE Practitioners wanting to learn Scrum and explore Scrum@Scale.

Product Managers, PMPs, PMI-ACP Team Leaders or professionals wishing to begin their journey toward becoming a Licensed Scrum Product Owner or a Scrum@Scale Practitioner.

Managers and leaders wanting to understand the patterns of high-performing teams and how true Scrum delivers twice the value at half the cost.

About the Licensed Scrum Master Exam & Credential

Students who complete a LSM training comprised of at least 14 hours of live instruction time covering all Learning Objectives with a Licensed Scrum Trainer (LST) are eligible to take the LSM exam. Students who pass the exam will earn their LSM credential.

The Licensed Scrum Master credential formally recognizes your knowledge of lean principles, Scrum Master techniques, patterns of high-performing teams, and how the Scrum Master role scales in an organization.

The Licensed Scrum Master credential is the only Scrum Master credential endorsed by Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and inventor of Scrum@Scale. The LSM will make you stand out to employers, stakeholders, and peers.

This training is for all levels of Scrum experience.

Evidence-Based. Proven Techniques.

Each Licensed Scrum Master class is grounded in research and case studies across various disciplines and industries. You will walk away having proven techniques for accelerating your personal performance and team performance.

“This was awesome! I learned a lot of valuable information. I am excited to take this back to my team and crush everything that comes our way. This was the best Scrum pump up.”

Chelsea Cyester

Scrum Master, Billtrust

“60% of what you do is about energy. I’ve never seen my teams collaborate so closely or work so fast.”   Chandrakant Patel

VP and Chief Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Labs

Additional Benefits of Licensed Scrum Master Credential

Have your name included in a public directory on the licensedscrum.com website.

Authorization to use the LSM badge to promote the merit of your achievement.

Learning material related to any new Learning Objectives year over year.

Invitation to an annual webinar and access to the on-demand recording.

Our Support. Your Expertise.

The Licensed Scrum Master credential formally recognizes your knowledge of lean principles, Scrum Master techniques, patterns of high-performing teams, and how the Scrum Master role scales in an organization.