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Advanced Certified Scrum Master

Our Advanced Certified Scrum Master™ (A-CSM) programme bridges the gap between being a powerful Scrum Master and Scrum Coach.

Gain advanced facilitation techniques, coaching expertise, and deep knowledge of Agile. Lead your teams with confidence in complex projects. Stand out in the Agile community, unlock career opportunities, and become a valuable asset to organisations driving Agile transformations.

Upcoming Advanced Certified Scrum Master Training

2 - 3 Nov 2023 09:30 - 17:30
Online (UK)
£1,250.00 £1,100.00 + VAT
2 - 3 May 2024 09:30 - 17:30
Online (UK)
£1,250.00 £1,100.00 + VAT

Download our comprehensive course guide for detailed information about the content covered in our Advanced Certified Scrum Master course.

This course is designed for the Scrum Master who has the desire to grow their skill set and become more confident in the concepts and techniques necessary to progress their career. For those looking to differentiate themselves from the pack, A-CSM certification arms Scrum Masters with new skills and also an industry-recognised distinction from other Scrum Masters.

Roles such as these will all benefit tremendously by building on their CSM certification with the A-CSM:

  • Agile Coaches
  • Consultants
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Facilitators
  • Technical leaders


Everyone is welcome to take this course, and there are zero restrictions on registering for the class. However, to be registered for the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster certification with the Scrum Alliance, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) status
  • Have one year’s experience working as a Scrum Master

This course requires a minimum attendance of 16 hours. As long as the A-CSM prerequisites are met, full attendance and participation will result in registration as an Advanced Certified Scrum Master.

There is no exam required to earn this certification, but in order to register for your A-CSM certification, you will need the following:

  • Hold a valid CSM certificate
  • Before attending the training, we request that you complete the A-CSM pre-course work. It is important that you do this to get the most from your training.
  • Complete the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course trained by a path to CSP Educator
  • Provide at least 12-months of demonstrated Scrum Master experience by uploading your role-specific expertise to your Scrum Alliance Profile at the end of the course.

This course is accredited by the Scrum Alliance®, and on successful completion of this class and it’s learning objectives; participants will receive the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® certification.

CPD also accredits the class; if you wish to receive a CPD certificate, please contact us upon registration of your A-CSM with the Scrum Alliance.

In-Person Courses

  • You do not need to bring a laptop or other equipment. A comprehensive workbook will be provided to all attendees.
  • Refreshments, including lunch are included.

Online Courses

  • We require delegates to use a laptop, computer or device with a large screen to ensure you can participate without the limitations of using a smaller device.
  • A reliable internet connection is vital.

For more on the difference between online and in-person courses, take a look at our video here.

  • Systems Thinking and Modelling
  • The History of Agile
  • Original Agile Frameworks
  • Facilitating Retrospectives Effectively
  • Foundations of Coaching
  • Team Dynamics & Formation
  • Psychological Safety
  • Scaling Agile

Our path to CSP Educators have over a decade of real-world experience and deep expertise in agile methodologies.

Gain access to e-learning courses, tools and more with 45 days of access to our Agile Success Academy

All of our courses are available to be delivered in-house for your team or organisation

This course is available as part of a training package to maximise your training budget

Redefine Your Learning Experience with Growing Scrum Masters

With our new on-demand programme, Growing Scrum Masters, you don’t need to set aside two full days for learning. This flexible alternative to the traditional two-day course allows you to shape your educational journey around your schedule and pace. Dive into comprehensive Scrum Master concepts, learn from industry experts, and pause, resume, or repeat lessons as often as you need – all without any time constraints.

Our on-demand course offers the same top-notch content as the two-day course but with added benefits. You’ll have time to truly digest and reflect on each module, apply your knowledge in real time, and review materials as needed. This ensures not just learning but mastering of the Scrum concepts, driving you towards becoming a truly advanced Scrum Master.

Remember, quality learning shouldn’t be rushed but well-paced and deeply understood. Choose Growing Scrum Masters today for a learning experience tailored to you.

About Your Trainer

This Advanced Certified Scrum Master course will be delivered by the below Path to CSP Educator

John McFadyen

Advanced Certified Scrum Master Training Information and FAQs

Cancellation is possible up to two weeks before the start of a course without cost. After that point, the full course fee is due regardless of whether the registered person participates in the course. Participants can be substituted without charge.

You can find full details of our terms and conditions for our training courses, including cancellation and transfer policies, here.

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills: As an Advanced Certified Scrum Master, you’ll develop advanced leadership abilities, empowering you to guide and inspire Agile teams towards success.
  • Expanded Agile Knowledge: The certification equips you with a deeper understanding of Agile methodologies, enabling you to navigate complex project environments and drive continuous improvement.
  • Advanced Facilitation Techniques: You’ll master advanced facilitation techniques, allowing you to effectively facilitate meetings, workshops, and ceremonies, fostering collaboration and maximising team productivity.
  • Coaching Excellence: Gain expertise in coaching Agile teams and individuals, enabling you to empower team members, improve their performance, and create a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Career Advancement: Becoming an Advanced Certified Scrum Master opens doors to exciting career opportunities. Your advanced skills and certification will make you highly sought-after by organisations that value Agile excellence.

Our training packages aim to serve you. They help you define a clear pathway for your professional development with a range of training at a more cost-effective price.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, get in touch. We will work with you to create a bespoke training pathway that suits your or your team’s learning aspirations at a price that suits your budget.

When and where is the training?

The training runs from 09:30 to 17:30 on both days. Please be on time as there is a lot to cover.

The training venue is:
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50-52 Chancery Lane
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Do I need to bring any equipment with me?
You do not need to bring a laptop or other equipment. A comprehensive workbook will be provided to all attendees, and you are welcome to take notes in that or in your own notepad.

Are refreshments included?
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served from 08:30; a hot buffet at lunchtime and fresh fruit, snacks and hot drinks are available throughout the day.

If you have any dietary requirements, please email us no later than five days prior to training to ensure your needs can be accommodated at

What should I wear?
The training is highly interactive and will involve lots of participation. You are invited to dress comfortably (jeans, trainers and even shorts & sandals will be perfectly fine!).

Planning your stay:
If you would like any assistance with planning your travel and accommodation, we will be happy to help you.

More information:
Should you have any special requirements or assistance need that you need us to accommodate, please do let us know at so that we can ensure the course is accessible for all and make the necessary arrangements for you. Anything you share with us will be kept confidential.

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