Important announcement for all those certified scrum masters out there. The scrum alliance recently changed their policy of the certification process for the certified scrum master. Thanks to Ken Schwaber taking the exam and therefore prove that the individual was able to memorize the scrum basics on a theoretical basis is now more important than the experience of living and breathing scrum…
Effective 1 October 2009, certifications will be valid for two years from the date when the CSM passes his or her certification exam. If an individual takes a CSM course after 30 September 2009, he or she will have ninety days after the course date to pass the certification exam.
If an individual earned his or her certification prior to 1 April 2009, the individual must take the initial online certification exam by 1 April 2011 to maintain certification.
If an individual earned his or her certification between 1 April 2009 and 1 October 2009, the individual will have two years from the course date to pass the CSM exam and maintain certification.
Additional information can be found on Peter’s Scrum Breakfast blog