Licensed Scrum Trainer

Program Overview & Requirements

The mission of the Licensed Scrum Program is to spread good Scrum across the world, and to leave a lasting, positive impact. Our trainers will have a proven track record of helping teams and organizations improve their performance and achieve lasting results. 

Path to Licensed Scrum Trainer

To become a Licensed Scrum Trainer, an applicant must complete one of the following two paths. An overview can be found below, and the full program requirements can be found here.

Path A:

Train the Trainer

Applicants who choose this option must attend a Licensed Scrum Trainer ‘Train the Trainer’ course to become a Licensed Scrum Trainer (LST).

 

Program Acceptance Criteria
  • You are committed to the Scrum Values.
  • You have a proven track record of educating people in the Scrum Framework.
  • You have a body of evidence in the way of case studies, references, and data that you have helped teams or organizations improve their performance through your coaching and training.
  • You have unique contributions you can make to the Licensed Scrum community.
  • You have read the full requirements document and agree to our code of conduct.
  • You are dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • You understand that both paths to LST may require additional co-training or work if you do not meet or exceed standards.
  • You have submitted your application.
  • You have completed the interview process and received high marks.
Case Study

Our trainers have a proven track record of helping teams and organizations improve their performance and achieve lasting results. To demonstrate this, LST applicants must submit a case study from their own experience implementing Scrum. Case studies must include concrete metrics that demonstrate the impact of actions taken, and document an experience from within the last two years.

Course

The Train the Trainer courses are invite-only (based on acceptance of the applicant’s case study) and will be limited to 12 applicants per course. The course is five days and culminates in a public Licensed Scrum Master, Licensed Scrum Product Owner, or both, which LST applicants in attendance will co-teach to get hands-on experience with the Licensed Scrum curriculum.

Demonstration of Training Expertise

Trainers will be evaluated on their performance and will be given feedback and opportunities to iteratively improve throughout the course of the public training.

Path B:

Apprenticeship

Applicants who choose this option must successfully complete at least three co-trainings, including at least one Licensed Scrum Master (LSM) and one Licensed Scrum Product Owner (LSPO). One of the three required co-trainings must be with an LST-Fellow.

Program Acceptance Criteria
  • You are committed to the Scrum Values.
  • You have a proven track record of educating people in the Scrum Framework.
  • You have a body of evidence in the way of case studies, references, and data that you have helped teams or organizations improve their performance through your coaching and training.
  • You have unique contributions you can make to the Licensed Scrum community.
  • You have read the full requirements document and agree to our code of conduct.
  • You are dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • You understand that both paths to LST may require additional co-training or work if you do not meet or exceed standards.
  • You have submitted your application.
  • You have completed the interview process and received high marks.
Case Study

Our trainers have a proven track record of helping teams and organizations improve their performance and achieve lasting results. To demonstrate this, LST applicants must submit a case study from their own experience implementing Scrum. Case studies must include concrete metrics that demonstrate the impact of actions taken, and document an experience from within the last two years.

Co-training Requirements

Date of co-trainings, names of Licensed Scrum Trainer co-trainers, course type (note: you must co-train with at least two current LSTs, one of whom must be an LST-Fellow; you must also co-teach at least one LSM and one LSPO).

Continuous Feedback

Feedback from LST co-trainers and a statement on how you have incorporated, or will incorporate, that feedback in subsequent trainings.