Become a Certified ScrumMaster® by the Scrum Alliance

The Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master® course is interactive, experiential, and suited for all levels of Scrum experience. Whether you are new to Scrum or an experienced professional, this class prepares you for success with Scrum in your organization. Our course curriculum sets the standard for Scrum know-how, drawing on our inventive exercises and real-world experience of implementing Scrum across industries, including energy, finance, healthcare, defense and technology.

Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project’s overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as “servant leaders,” helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions. 

Learn By Doing

At the start of class, you will become part of a self-organized Scrum Team and through games and exercises, will learn the Scrum roles, create and prioritize product backlog items, and learn the Scrum events to enable your agility. Our case studies and interactive exercises teach the patterns proven to accelerate your Scrum practice.

Upon successful completion of class you will:

  • Be prepared to pass the Certified ScrumMaster test

  • Be qualified to lead teams in any environment or industry as a Scrum Master

  • Have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and Agile professionals

  • Access to a 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance

  • Access to membership benefits to join local user groups, online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on gatherings, and additional member-only resources

  • Use a specially designed logo to highlight your newly-earned CSM credentials. 

World-Class Instructors Certified by the Scrum Alliance

Our courses are led by instructors who are certified by the Scrum Alliance.  And when our trainers are not in the classroom, they are actively coaching, training and transforming teams around the globe from Fortune 100 companies to startups. You will learn from experts who are putting the Scrum framework into practice every day, teach in an interactive and engaging fashion, and bring years of experience of helping teams adapt Scrum.

Kim Brainard (CST, CSP, CSPO, CSM, Innovation Games Black Belt)

Kim’s fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect her with people of all walks of life. She is sometimes referred to as “unconventional” for her creative tactics to generate transparency and encourage self-development. Others refer to her as the “People Whisperer” for her street-savvy style of coaching that brings out the best in people. 

Kim served as Co-Chair for Scrum Alliance’s Global Gathering in 2017. She has over 10 yeas of Agile experience and 15 years experience in Information Technology planning, implementation and execution. She is skilled in building interaction and collaboration among organizations to drive change, support key business objectives and maximize value creation across enterprise environments. She has experience in creating a shared vision among the enterprise and building a strong, united leadership team to empower organizations to achieve a successful Agile transformation. She is a Certified Scrum Trainer and an active participant in the Scrum Agile community. ision among the enterprise and build a strong, united leadership to empower organizations to achieve a successful Agile transformation. She is a Certified Scrum Professional and an active participant in the Scrum Alliance Community.

What People are Saying:

“I learned a lot.  I had fun!  My questions were all answered!” – Technical Program Manager; Google

“This class was informative, engaging, not just sitting in a lecture.  You could see and ‘feel’ the learning.  After taking this class, the value of Scrum is much more clear to me.” – Student, California State University; Fullerton

“Very interactive, informative two days.  Eric was great at keeping us engaged, reinforcing the concepts through various teaching methods, and adapting the information to answer questions specific to our unique situations.” – Entrepreneur

More Details

PDU and SEU Credits: This course provides 14 SEUs of the 70 needed for the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification. This course also earns 14 PMI PDUs and 14 of the 21 contact hours needed for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification.

CSM Certification

After successful completion of the 2-day Certified ScrumMaster course, students are eligible to take the CSM Assessment Exam online through the Scrum Alliance. The course fee includes the cost of the exam (the link will be emailed to you shortly upon successful completion of class) and a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance. For more information or to answer any questions you may have, email 

Class Logistics

  • Length: 2-days

  • Hours: 8:30AM to 4:30PM or 9 AM to 5 PM each day with a lunch break. Please see specific course time start for each specific location

  • Attendance: Instructors expect attendees to participate for the full two days of class and are unable to certify students who miss more than one hour of class. If you anticipate you may miss more than one hour, please contact your instructor in advance, to discuss your situation and determine whether rescheduling your class may be the best option.

Group Discounts:  Thinking about sending a few folks? The more the merrier! Email to request discounts available for groups!


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Everything you will need for class will be provided, so you don’t need to bring anything. Please note, use of phones and laptops are discouraged during class, although welcome for use during breaks.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email or call with questions; 925.289.9001

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you need to transfer your ticket to another attendee, just notify with the details of who will be attending in your place.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation Policy: You will receive a 90% refund if you cancel more than 14 days before the course. If you cancel within 7 days of the course, we will give you a credit to take a future course (no cash value). All cancellation requests must be emailed to

This Scrum Alliance CSM course is produced by Hyperdrive Agile, an official Registered Education Provider for the Scrum Alliance.  Hyperdrive Agile is a leading Agile management consultancy focused on supporting Fortune 100 to startup enterprises build agility and high-performing teams.