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Scrum Alliance: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile certification course, from an approved rep with a authorized Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile certification course, from an approved organization

The Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) Certification is the first, most trusted, and most respected certification in the agile community. If you are looking to become a CSM, our course is a starting point of your journey. For experienced practitioners, it is a reflection point.

For experienced practitioners, validate your experience and hone techniques that will improve your skill set. For beginners, get exposure to the mindset and principles of agility to expedite your agile journey.

After the session, you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance® to take the certifying exam. We pay for the exam, which you can take from any computer or smart-phone with Internet access. After passing the test, you will be a Certified Scrum Master®. More importantly, you will be better positioned to grow agile in your organization and advance your career.

Don't waste your money or get scammed, choose a reputable, approved, training provider

Scrum Alliance® CSM Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so many companies rent CSTs to deliver. We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been vetted further and are motivated to deliver excellence.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. This means that in addition to the CSM we are authorized to deliver the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), which is the course you will likely want after taking the CSM you are reviewing now.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REPs), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).

Certified Scrum Master Sessions

List of Currently Scheduled Public Certified Scrum Master Sessions


REGISTER REQUEST Sat 12/15 - Sun 12/16 Edison, NJ $1,295 N/A
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/17 - Tue 12/18 Edison, NJ $1,295 N/A
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/5 - Sun 1/6 Edison, NJ $1,295 $1,095 ends on 12/14
REGISTER REQUEST Wed 1/9 - Thu 1/10 Edison, NJ $1,295 $1,095 ends on 12/21
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/12 - Sun 1/13 Sterling, VA $1,295 $1,095 ends on 12/21
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 1/15 - Wed 1/16 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $1,045 ends on 12/20
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/19 - Sun 1/20 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/14
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/26 - Sun 1/27 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/21
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 1/28 - Tue 1/29 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/24
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/9 - Sun 2/10 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/4
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/16 - Sun 2/17 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/11
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 2/21 - Fri 2/22 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 1/16
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/23 - Sun 2/24 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 1/18
REGISTER REQUEST Wed 2/27 - Thu 2/28 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/22
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 3/12 - Wed 3/13 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/5
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/16 - Sun 3/17 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/8
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 3/19 - Wed 3/20 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 2/11
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/23 - Sun 3/24 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 2/15
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/30 - Sun 3/31 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/22
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 4/6 - Sun 4/7 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 3/1
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 4/8 - Tue 4/9 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 3/4
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 4/13 - Sun 4/14 Tampa, FL $1,295 $995 ends on 3/8
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 4/25 - Fri 4/26 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 3/20
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 4/27 - Sun 4/28 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 3/22
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 5/4 - Sun 5/5 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 3/29
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 5/13 - Tue 5/14 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 4/8
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 5/18 - Sun 5/19 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 4/12
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 5/20 - Tue 5/21 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 4/15
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 6/1 - Sun 6/2 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 4/26
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 6/4 - Wed 6/5 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 4/29
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 6/8 - Sun 6/9 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 5/3
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 6/15 - Sun 6/16 Plymouth Meeting , PA $1,295 $995 ends on 5/10
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 6/17 - Tue 6/18 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 5/13
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 6/27 - Fri 6/28 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 5/22
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 6/29 - Sun 6/30 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 5/24

Public Training Discounts

You may be able to save money if you register early, are an alumni, are attending with a group, or if you are in need

There are number of discounts available for you. Alumni (those that have attended prior Grow-Lean training) can get the best prices. Other discounts are available for those registering early, groups (three or more registrants), hardship, etc.

You can request a discount directly from the class list.

Register early to save money. The best rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to a session.
  • Early-bird can be combined with an alumni discount, but does not combine with any other discount.
  • You do not have to request an early-bird, but, if you are alumni please request that discount (it will be combined).
  • Early-bird discounts expire, so use them while they are available.
Alumni Discount
Prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training Certified Training can get a discounted price that can be combined with the early-bird.
  • Available to prior attendees of Grow-Lean Certified Training.
  • Cannot be combined with discounts other than early-bird.
  • Can be combined with early-bird, so it benefits you to register in advance.
Coming with three or more people to one session, then request a group discount.
  • Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees. More attendees results in larger discounts.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Request and use early as based on room sizes, these discounts are not always available.
Working for a company that won't pay for training, request a self-pay discount, worth up to $200 off, of regular rate.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • For use by those that work for an employer that does not reimburse for training.
  • Early-bird rate is usually lower, so check that first.
If you are collecting unemployment benefits, and have a state unemployment document, then request a hardship discount.
  • Not combinable with any other discount.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as supplies are limited and discount is based off of current price which goes up.

Click a tab below to find out more about discounts

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

  • Find your session of interest on the class list.
  • If you want to register at the regular or early bird rate, click the "REGISTER" button for the class you are interested in and then on the next page click "CLICK TO REGISTER NOW".
  • If you want a discount, other than early-bird, click the "REQUEST" button for the class you are interested in.
  • Review the discounts for the session.
  • Click the link for the appropriate discount (or find another class).
  • Provide the data required for the discount.
  • Click the "submit" button.

Please use the online interface for requesting as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us. After entering your request you may email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can provide you additional help as you request a discount.


If you want to start or checkpoint your agile journey, come to our session

Agile has it roots in the software development / information technology (IT) community, but the concepts are spreading. The attendee mix has been broadening out to those involved in any form of knowledge work.

Typical Attendees (IT)

  • Business Analyst and Product Owners
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Developers and Tech Leads
  • Project Managers and PMO Staff
  • Scrum Masters and Product Owners

Attendees in Knowledge Work

  • Training Development
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Business Process
  • Management

Learning Objectives

Go beyond the mechanics of Scrum and learn how to instill an agile philosophy

Gain a practical understanding of the mindset, roles, artifacts and ceremonies of Scrum, via exercises, discussion, fun games, and via simulation where you use agile to create a game, skit, or exercise that your team delivers to the class so we learn from each other. After class, leave ready to advance your company and your career.

  • Roles: Scrum Team, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team Member
  • Ceremonies: Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective
  • Artifacts: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Product Increment

You learn how Scrum exists in a larger organizational context, and how it varies from a waterfall project. We also review other influential agile Frameworks and how they align.

  • XP and DevOps: XP (Extreme Programming®) is a Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including Test Driven Development (TDD), refactoring (keeping a code base clean), pair working and continuous integration (CI). DevOps builds on XP and adds in continuous delivery (CD) to get to market frequently.
  • SAFe®, LeSS® Scrum@Scale®: Scaling frameworks that provides additional roles, ceremonies and artifacts to help multiple teams work together on a common product.
  • Kanban: Visualize, limit WIP, create flow, make policies explicit, change slowly.
  • Lean: The mother of agile, focus on value, create flow, optimize.
  • Lean Startup®: Agile applied to the business. Get to market quickly with a release that is also an experiment, learn from it, and adapt based on leanings.

Exercises, discussions, simulations, games, yes games, case studies, examples and fun, even jokes, are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in an immersive, engaging manner so that you have fund and learn.


Prepare in advance to maximize course value

If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by reviewing review material. Check out free material by clicking here.

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbook and preparation to take the exam
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and beverages
  • Free access to exam (two attempts), assuming you attend both full days
  • Two-year membership to Scrum Alliance
  • Designation as a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) upon passing of exam
  • An experienced agile your trainer
  • 16 PDUs and 14 SEUs


Learn about Agile and Scrum Topics and Participate in Immersive Exercises

Understanding Scrum

  • The Agile Mindset
  • Scrum Overview
  • Agile Overview
    • Lean
    • Kanban
    • XP
    • Lean Startup
    • Scaling (ES, Less, SAFe)

Scrum Framework

  • Discovery, Refinement & Product Backlog
  • Release Planning & Release Backlog
  • Sprint
    • Sprint Planning & Sprint Backlog
    • Daily Scrum, Boards & Burn-downs
    • Work
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective

Ready and Done

Agile Estimating and Forecasting

Agile Teaming

  • Team versus Group
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Master
  • Resource Allocation
  • Team Workspaces
  • Distributed Teams
  • Scaling Scrum Teams

Agile Requirements and Specifications

Building the Agile Enterprise



Certification Exam, Guaranteed to Help You Pass

Pass the exam with confidence

We register you within 10 minutes of class end. You receive an email from the Scrum Alliance giving you instructions on taking the exam. You can take the exam from any Internet connected computer, or even a cell phone, from anywhere you want (you don't go to a test center).

You can take the exam within minutes of class end. If you want to wait you have 90 days. You can start and stop the exam during this period.

The workshop will provide the knowledge you need to pass. You can use our free practice exam, and reading resources, to further prepare for the exam.

The exam consists of 35 multiple choice questions. You need to get 24 of 35 questions correct. If you don't, Grow-Lean will work with you to create a study plan, and review with you. There will be no charge for this extra assistance.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Grow-Lean Training

Before, during and after the class, choose Grow-Lean so...

  1. Don't go with a safe choice as Grow-Lean is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider and Path to CSP Educator with Certified Scrum Trainers on staff (no rent a trainer).
  2. You won't get canceled on at the last minute (choose your training company wisely). Over 99% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. except for extreme situations, like snowstorms, cancellations are rare and when they happen we give lots of notice).
  3. Get trained by a Scrum Alliance® approved, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
  4. Gain an understanding of the agile philosophy with principles you can apply immediately.
  5. Gain practical skills you can apply in your workplace.
  6. Have fun while learning. Yes, serious fun, don't go to a boring training!
  7. You get high quality food and all day beverages.
  8. You are trained in a high quality venue.
  9. You have a trainer with significant real world experience, who also has a decade plus of training experience.
  10. Get increased retention via hands-on simulations, frequent quizzing, discussions and multiple mechanisms.


What our clients say about us

Grow-Lean takes pride in delivering the highest quality training experience. We have included a small set of feedback comments from private and public clients.


Exam Information

Basic facts about the exam

  • Free practice exam.
  • Free access to the certification exam.
  • Exam available within 15 minutes of class end so you can be certified on the same day the class ends.
  • The vast majority of Grow-Lean students pass on their first attempt with a high score.
  • If you fail we will help you prepare for your retake, the first of which is free.
  • The exam, and one retake is free, if taken within 90 days of class start.
  • Exam name: Certified ScrumMaster Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based, open book, no outside assistance, untimed
  • Exam access: Grow-Lean registers you immediately after class on Day Two, you get an email with a link
  • Exam duration: You have 90 days to complete the exam, you can start and stop along the way
  • Number of questions: 35
  • Passing score: 24 out of 35
  • Language: English, and multiple other languages
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt, and first retake is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 90 days of course. After 90 days you pay a $25 fee.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a $25 payment.

Contact Us

Reach out to us, we are responsive and will respond to requests in a business day

  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
  • For discount requests on public sessions, please use the "REQUEST" button on the class list, and enter appropriate information, before contacting us, so we have your information.
  • For questions about coaching, consulting or private training, you can contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).
  • For support, contact us at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).