Your Scrum Alliance certification is valid for 2 years. This applies to the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®), Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD®), Advanced Certifications (A-CSM℠, A-CSPO℠) as well as the Professional Certifications (CSP®, CSP-SM® , CSP-PO®). The initial fee was included in your course registration. To maintain your certification beyond the first 2 years, you are required to complete a certain number of Scrum Education Units (SEUs®), along with a renewal fee.
|Certification (Two Year Term)||SEUs Required||Fee Per Term|
|Foundational : CSM, CSPO, or CSD||20||$100|
|Advanced: A-CSM or A-CSPO||30||$175|
|Professional: CSP-SM, CSP-PO, or CSP||40||$250|
If you have more than 1 certification, you are only required to pay a single fee that applies to highest level certification that you have (Foundational, Advanced, or Professional). You are also required to complete the full SEUs for the highest certification that you have, and then half the SEUs for all remaining certifications in the other paths (CSM, CSPO, CSD). For example, if I have a CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSPO and CSD, then I’m required to pay $250 for the highest level certification (professional) and then complete 40 SEUs for my CSP-SM as well as half the SEUs for the other certs in the other paths. That’s 10 for the CSPO and 10 for the CSD for a total of 60 SEUs over the 2 year term.
Check out this post for ideas on how to earn SEUs.