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Scrum Alliance: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Take the most respected agile certification course from a Registered Education Provider with experienced Certified Scrum Trainers (CST)

Take the most respected agile certification course from a Registered Education Provider

The Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) Certification is the first, most trusted, and most respected certification in the agile community.

  • For experienced practitioners, our CSM will validate your experience and help you hone techniques that will improve your skill set.
  • For beginners, our CSM will provide you exposure to the mindset and principles of agility and 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, you become 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), a designation which takes years to achieve. As such there are < 300 CST's world-wide, so companies often rent trainers. We have in-house CST capability, meaning our trainers have been further vetted 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).

Hear from Our Students

Popular agile certs recently made the move to virtual, but many of our trainers have 10 to 15 years experience delivering online education. Choose proven experience. Read recent reviews below, or click here for a longer list of testimonials (video and written) for online events.

Certified Scrum Master Sessions

List of Scheduled Certified Scrum Master Sessions

Time Zone
Days of Week

Session Date Location Price Get Info / Register
Mon 1/25 9:00 AM (EST) - Tue 1/26 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $945 until 1/29 Get Info      Register   
Thu 1/28 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 1/29 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $895 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Tue 2/2 9:00 AM (EST) - Wed 2/3 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $895 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Sat 2/6 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 2/7 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $895 until 1/29 Get Info      Register   
Thu 2/11 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 2/12 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $795 until 1/29 Get Info      Register   
Thu 2/18 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 2/19 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $795 until 1/29 Get Info      Register   
Wed 2/24 9:00 AM (EST) - Thu 2/25 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $795 until 1/29 Get Info      Register   
Sat 2/27 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 2/28 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $795 until 1/29 Get Info      Register   
Mon 3/1 9:00 AM (EST) - Tue 3/2 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Sat 3/6 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 3/7 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Thu 3/11 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 3/12 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Sat 3/13 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 3/14 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Tue 3/16 9:00 AM (EST) - Wed 3/17 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 1/22 Get Info      Register   
Thu 3/25 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 3/26 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 2/19 Get Info      Register   
Sat 3/27 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 3/28 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 2/19 Get Info      Register   
Thu 4/8 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 4/9 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 2/26 Get Info      Register   
Sat 4/10 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 4/11 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 2/26 Get Info      Register   
Mon 4/12 9:00 AM (EST) - Tue 4/13 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 2/26 Get Info      Register   
Thu 4/15 9:00 AM (EST) - Fri 4/16 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/12 Get Info      Register   
Sat 4/17 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 4/18 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/12 Get Info      Register   
Mon 4/19 9:00 AM (EST) - Tue 4/20 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/12 Get Info      Register   
Sat 4/24 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 4/25 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/12 Get Info      Register   
Mon 5/3 9:00 AM (EST) - Tue 5/4 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/19 Get Info      Register   
Sat 5/8 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 5/9 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/19 Get Info      Register   
Sat 5/15 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 5/16 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/26 Get Info      Register   
Wed 5/19 9:00 AM (EST) - Thu 5/20 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/26 Get Info      Register   
Sat 5/22 9:00 AM (EST) - Sun 5/23 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $1,295 ,  $695 until 3/26 Get Info      Register   

Live Online 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 collecting unemployment

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 discounts are automatic (do not request).
  • Can be automatically combined with an alumni discount.
  • 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.
  • Will automatically be applied at checkout (use same email).
  • If alumni discount does not show during the registration (on second page) please request it.
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, larger discounts.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Request and use early.
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 may be 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 other discounts.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as 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.

If you are an alumni you get an automatic discount, at checkout. Register now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in no more than one business day, usually much faster than that.

Please use the online interface for requesting a discount as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us so we have your required information.

Find a Session

Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Get Info". Early-bird and alumni discounts do not need to be requested.

Choose Discounts Tab

A new page describing the class is shown, with several tabs. Choose the "Discounts" tab.

Choose a Discount

Choose the appropriate discount then click the link for it. Not all discounts are available for all sessions.

Enter Data & Submit

Provide the requested information then click "Submit".
After you request a discount you will get an automated response. No more than one business day later, and usually a lot faster than that, you will receive an email. If the discount was approved there will be a link for you to use to register.
After entering your request you may email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can assist you with your request.


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 by clicking here to check our free reading material and videos.

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Electronic attendee workbook
  • Six full practice exams to help you prepare for the actual exam
  • Free access to certifying exam with one free retake
  • Two-year membership to Scrum Alliance
  • Designation as a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) upon passing of exam
  • An experienced agile trainer
  • 16 PDUs and 16 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 with an exam link. You can take it from any Internet connected computer from anywhere you want; you don't need to go to a test center.

The exam is available within minutes of class end. If you want to wait you have up to 90 days from the start of the class.

The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and you have 60 minutes. You need to get 37 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.

The workshop will provide the knowledge required to pass the exam. You can also review the pre-reads which provide additional content to help you prepare. But, this is course is more than exam prep as getting a certification in itself doesn't get you a job, or help you do your job. This sessions provides you need deep understanding of what agile methods are and how to apply them in the workplace.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Grow-Lean Training

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

  1. 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 98% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. 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 have a trainer with significant real world experience, as well as significant experience delivering training.
  8. Get increased retention via hands-on simulations, frequent quizzing, discussions and multiple mechanisms.

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
  • Exam access: Grow-Lean registers you immediately after class on Day Two, you get an email with a link
  • Exam duration: 60 minutes maximum
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing score: 37 out of 50 for English Version
  • Exam period: You have 90 days to complete the exam
  • 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.

Training Style - A Mix of Methods

We mix a variety of methods to ensure that you have fun and grow your knowledge.

We keep the training session fun and energetic to you help you retain what you learn. Depending on the session, we use diverse techniques, combining exercises, games, skits, videos, simulations, immersions, discussion, and yes, even traditional slides, resulting in a multi-sensory learning experience.

You learn more about agile by doing agile.

In some sessions, you will create skits, games and other learning aids, then use them in the classroom to teach others, applying an agile process to create these learning aids, thus learning agile by doing agile.

In all sessions you will also learn from your peers, not just the trainer. Learning from your peers, and from your trainer's real world experience is critical as every journey towards agile growth is different, but there are common patterns that repeat themselves. Hearing these common patterns will help you convert abstract concepts into practical reality.

Through feedback from thousands of participants we have found this immersive, multi-pronged approach results in the best post class outcomes for the majority of participants.