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As a professional in the Agile world, maintaining your Scrum certification is vital to keeping your skills relevant and competitive. And one of the critical requirements for renewal is earning Scrum Education Units® (SEUs®) issued by the Scrum Alliance.

But what exactly are SEUs®, and how can you earn them? This article will dive deep into everything you need to know about SEUs® and how to earn them.

What Are SEUs®, And Why Are They Important?

SEUs® stand for Scrum Education Units® and measure your participation in Agile education and training. They serve as proof of your continued proficiency in the underlying principles and practices of Scrum and are required for renewing your Scrum certification, such as CSM®, A-CSM®, CSP-SM®, CSPO®, A-CSPO®, CSP-PO®, CSD®, and CSP®.

SEUs® are earned at a 1:1 ratio, meaning that for every hour spent in preparation or participation, you earn one SEU®. To maintain your certification for two more years, you must submit a specific number of SEUs® along with a renewal fee.

How Many SEUs Are Needed For CSM Renewal?

Certification
SEUs Required
Renewal
Professional (CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, CSP®, CAL II)
40
$250
Advanced (A-CSM®, A-CSPO®)
30
$175
Foundational (CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®)
20
$100
Leadership (CAL-E, CAL-O, CAL-T)
10
$50

Ways to Earn SEUs®

There are six categories from which you can choose to earn SEUs®:

1. Scrum Alliance And Partners Scrum Gatherings

You can participate in Scrum Alliance-sponsored events and activities, such as Global Gatherings, Regional Gatherings, Scrum Coaching Retreats, and user group activities, to earn SEUs®.

You can attend training courses or receive one-on-one coaching with Scrum Alliance CSTs, CTCs, CECs, and REPs to earn SEUs®.

2. Education Events

You can also earn SEUs® by participating in events such as Agile conferences, training, and online courses. Here are a few options

  • Receiving face-to-face training
  • Receiving coaching or mentoring
  • Attending user group events
  • Attending Scrum/Agile events
  • Online self-paced courses

3. Volunteer Service

Scrum Alliance values community service and encourages its members to participate in non-compensated professional Scrum services. If you’re volunteering for an organization or employer not compensating you for your services, you can earn SEUs® by participating in these activities.

4. Independent Learning

Scrum Alliance recognizes the importance of self-directed Learning and offers SEUs® for independent learning activities. You can earn SEUs® by engaging in the following activities:

  1. Preparing a Scrum presentation (not delivering)
  2. Authoring a book, blog, or article on Scrum/Agile
  3. Watching a Scrum/Agile video by an instructor other than a Scrum Alliance CST
  4. Reading a book on Scrum/Agile in-depth and describing its benefits as a Scrum practitioner
  5. Other independent learning activities

5. Other Collaborative Learning

Scrum Alliance also offers SEUs® for collaborative learning activities with other Scrum practitioners. These activities may include:

  1. Co-training with the objective of Learning
  2. Receiving training via live webinar delivered by any trainer other than a CST
  3. Other collaborative learning activities

Step-By-Step Process For SEUs® Renewal

Submitting SEUs® for renewal is a straightforward process, and the following steps will guide you through it:

  1. Log into your account on the Scrum Alliance page (https://www.scrumalliance.org/login)
  2. Click on “My Settings” in the upper right-hand area of the screen
  3. Select “Certification Dashboard”
  4. Under “My Credentials,” go to the grey “Manage SEUs®” button
  5. Choose your SEU® category from the “Enter a Scrum Education Unit” drop-down menu
  6. Fill in all the required fields

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you reuse the SEUs?

No, If an SEU has been used earlier, it can’t be reused again for renewal. In addition, all SEUs® being used for renewal must have been earned within the past two years

Are SEUs Transferable?

SEUs Are Not Transferable, And They Cannot Be Sold Or Traded. They Are Awarded To The Individual Who Participates In The Activity And Earns Them.

 

How Long Do SEUs Last?

SEUs are valid for two years from the date they are earned. After two years, they will expire, and you will need to earn additional SEUs to maintain your Scrum Alliance certification.

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