Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Training

  • Interactive Course, In-Person or Online
  • 2-Day Certification Course

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Training

You're a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) who's been introduced to the Scrum Values, practices, and applications. The next step in your Agile journey is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification.

A-CSM: Advanced Certified ScrumMaster

A-CSM certification course key features include:

  • Instructor-led by a Certified Scrum Trainer®
  • Hands-on experience with examples and case studies
  • Use of real-world examples from attendees

We will have a course that fits your schedule and is GUARANTEED TO RUN - no last minute cancellations! Unsure which date or location works best for you? Buy a voucher now and decide later, or request a quote for public, private, or group A-CSM certification training courses.

Online Advanced ScrumMaster Training
Online - Central Standard Time (CST)
2024 A-CSM Course Schedule
Aug 19,20,21,22
$1,495 USD $995 USD
Sep 26,27
$1,495 USD $995 USD
Online Advanced ScrumMaster Training
Online - Eastern Standard Time (EST)
2024 A-CSM Course Schedule
June 20, 21
$1,495 USD $1,095 USD
Online Advanced ScrumMaster Training
Online - Mountain Standard Time (MST)
2024 A-CSM Course Schedule
Jul 24,25
$1,495 USD $1,095 USD
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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training Course Overview

Live and Online A-CSM Training Courses

Through the A-CSM course, you'll learn how to:

  • Facilitate better dialogue between the Product Owner, Scrum Team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives
  • Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people
  • Increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification Training Course Benefits

This A-CSM training course provides the essential foundation for obtaining your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification.

Enhance your skills

Build on your foundational CSM knowledge with enhanced implementation skills.

Distinguish your expertise

Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace with a internationally recognized certification from Scrum Alliance and provide increased value to your organization as a highly trained Agile professional. This course is designed and taught by Certified Scrum Trainer partners with extensive knowledge of the principles and values of Scrum.

Reference Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with prework exercises.

You'll Also Earn


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Who Should Attend an A-CSM Course

Active Certified ScrumMasters with at least 1 year of experience. You may still attend class with less than 1 year of experience, but you are unable to receive your A-CSM until you have a full year of CSM experience.


In order to receive the A-CSM certification, you must:

  1. Have an active CSM certification with the Scrum Alliance
  2. Complete the course pre-work - a Scrum Master Self-Assessment and self-conducted research on Agile Scaling Techniques (Large Scale Scrum, Scrum at Scale or Nexus)
  3. Successfully complete an A-CSM course via a Scrum Alliance-approved trainer (i.e. this course)
  4. Validate at least 12 months of experience as a Scrum Master within the past five years on your Scrum Alliance Profile. If you do not have the 12 months of experience, but want to learn and apply these concepts, you can take the class and document the experience as you get it (you will not have the A-CSM until you have all the experience documented)
  5. Accept the A-CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile

Note: There is no exam for the A-CSM certification. Eligibility is based on the successful completion of all educator-designed components in the course and having 12 months of experience. You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, and must have at least 12 months of ScrumMaster experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you are eligible to receive your A-CSM certification.

A-CSM Course Format

During this interactive two-day course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their Scrum Master skills through exercises, discussions, role plays and case-studies. Expanded topics cover facilitation, coaching, servant leadership, CSM as service to developers, product owners, and the organization, personal development and team dynamics. You will receive a comprehensive student guide, CSM self-assessment, and a list of coaching scenarios to use in the coaching role-plays.

Upon completion of the course and having fulfilled a year of CSM experience, you will be eligible for the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance.

All Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) who go through a multi-year, rigorous vetting process to demonstrate their practical experience with Scrum and their ability to be effective instructors, so you can be sure that you are learning from the best!

A-CSM Recertification Requirements

To maintain your A-CSM certification, 30 Scrum Education Credits (SEUs) need to be earned every two years in addition to paying a renewal fee.

In-Person or Online A-CSM Certification Courses

We offer Advanced Scrum Master Certification courses in multiple formats to meet your needs.

Live A-CSM Course

In-person Instructor-led A-CSM training at Watermark’s local facility in Minneapolis, MN. More locations coming soon!

Southtown Office Park
8120 Penn Avenue South, STE 470
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

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Virtual A-CSM Course

Web-based learning with a live instructor. Live, instructor-led virtual training leverages collaboration software platforms (e.g. Zoom) to ensure interaction and engagement of all course participants.

Hybrid A-CSM Course

Provides maximum flexibility where students can choose to take the course LIVE or VIRTUAL. The instructor will be present at the address listed and will also host the workshop on a collaboration software program so students can choose their preferred training method.

In-House A-CSM Course

If you have 10 or more employees seeking A-CSM training, we will deliver a private group training in the format of your choosing. We can accommodate remote employees in a virtual format or come to your office for on-site training.

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Our A-CSM Certification Courses are Guaranteed to Run

All Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed.

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Even if there's only one student registered, we are committed to running all the courses on our schedule. While other providers often postpone or cancel courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that to you.

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