CST Course Submission CSPO and CSM
Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) who wish to instruct CSPO/CSM courses must submit all of the following:
- Documentation of role-based Product Owner/ScrumMaster work experience (including training, coaching, or mentoring Product Owners/Scrum Masters), integrating key learnings and impacts from each experience entry. Please provide evidence of Product Owner experience with at least 3 different products and/or in at least three different contexts (for CSPO) or direct Scrum Master/Agile Coaching role-based experience (for CSM).
- Current CSPO/CSM course content and materials, aligned with the most recent version of the Scrum Guide and the most recently published version of the Scrum Alliance learning objectives.
- If you are a CST applying with company-created CSPO/CSM course materials, please describe your unique style, Product Owner experience (and how you share it), and how it ties to the shared program, or maybe differs from it. Please describe what makes the proposed CSPO/CSM course different and unique when delivered by you and include how you uniquely validate the learning. As an example, a facilitator's guide that details your training method and style, stories, and unique perspectives.
- A current CSPO mapping document or CSM mapping document using the most recent version of the Scrum Alliance CSPO Learning Objectives or CSM Learning Objectives, including Scrum Foundations. Any application submitted after 1 May 2022 must align with the 2022 learning objectives and use the 2022 mapping document template.
- Documentation of CSPO/CSM training experience (we highly recommend at least three CSPO/CSM co-trainings using the most recent version of the materials submitted, aligned with the most recent version of the learning objectives and Scrum Guide).
- In order to apply for CSPO/CSM course approval, the CST must hold an active foundational CSPO/CSM certification.
**It is against your CST agreement to schedule or list any CSPO/CSM courses until you are approved for delivery. Please do NOT schedule, confirm, nor list any courses until you after you have received an official approval. Evidence of this will be considered a Code of Ethics violation.
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