As you approach your CSM renewal date, you might be evaluating the benefits of renewing your certification. Below, we outline the continued benefits of an active CSM certification and offer guidance to help you talk to your employer about investing in your professional development.
Follow these three easy steps to prepare for your renewal.
1. Consider the industry benefits of an active CSM certification
Demand for scrum masters is higher than ever. Did you know that there are currently over 24,000 job postings for scrum masters? And - we know that employers are visiting our directory daily to see if job applicants have an active certification.
Keeping your certification active with Scrum Alliance helps you stay relevant, well-equipped, and best-prepared in a growing field.
Here are a few resources that outline the real-world value of a CSM.
- Put Your ScrumMaster Skills To Work
- Agile Roles: The Jobs of Tomorrow
- According to Indeed.com, scrum master certifications, especially the gold standard Certified ScrumMaster®, were the 9th most-requested certification last year.
2. Remember the benefits Scrum Alliance offers you and your employer
- Professional development: You’ll have direct access to an agile community of industry leaders, user groups, and volunteer opportunities to help you connect, learn, and grow your network. And, you’ll be able to bring the most up-to-date knowledge and best practices to your organization.
- Career advancement: We offer our certificate-holders a competitive advantage and ongoing support to keep their knowledge relevant in the agile world.
- Exclusive content and tools: We offer our community curated agile content from industry-leading coaches and trainers that include articles, videos, podcasts, and exclusive downloadables and tools in our Resource Library.
- Discounts: Being part of an agile network is integral for the growth of scrum masters. To make attending our global agile events more accessible, we offer our certificants registration discounts.
- Be part of a mission-driven movement: Since becoming an accredited nonprofit organization in 2006, Scrum Alliance has funded over four million dollars worth of grassroots community programs. Your investment supports our global community.
Learn more about your benefits.
3. Make the ask
The benefits of being part of the Scrum Alliance community are clear - both for your professional development and your organization’s long-term success.
Now it’s time to talk to your employer about investing in your renewal fee ($100 for CSM) so that you can continue to learn and grow in your role and better support your organization.
Schedule time with your employer to have a conversation about the why - the benefits of continuing to stay active with Scrum Alliance. Whether that conversation happens face-to-face or over email, lean into openness and clear communication when making the ask.
To help, we’ve created an email template for you to start the conversation, which you can download above.
Ready to renew?