Ways to Earn SEUs
There are several ways to earn the SEUs needed to become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).
Category A: Scrum Gatherings
SEUs are earned at a rate of one credit per hour of participation in a Scrum Gathering. Presenting, coaching, and attending sessions all count as SEU-eligible activities. Additionally, because Scrum Alliance recognizes the value in impromptu (“hallway”) discussions at Scrum Gatherings, SEUs are earned at the same rate for these. A maximum of 8 SEUs may be earned per day.
Category B: Scrum Alliance-Approved Courses or Coaching
SEUs related to courses or coaching can be earned in a variety of ways:
- By attending approved training provided by a REP or CST
- Through mentoring provided by a CST
- Through one-on-one or small-group coaching provided by a CSC
Members need not submit SEUs after each coaching session but may list them all at the time of submission. A full training day is equal to 8 SEUs.
Category C: Outside Events
Up to 15 SEUs may be earned by participating in other relevant events, such as Agile conferences, regional interest group meetings, training from someone who is not a REP or CST, or training from a REP or CST on a nonapproved topic. SEUs are earned at a rate of one credit per hour of active participation — you must be in a session (or presenting it) to earn SEUs in Category C.
While outside events are intended to be treated broadly, members are discouraged from taking advantage of that.
Category D: Volunteer Service
The volunteer category will be implemented in a future release.
Category E: Self-Directed Learning
SEUs can be earned through a variety of self-directed learning activities. The Scrum Alliance acknowledges that not all learning fits neatly into the categories above; therefore, self-directed learning activities may include preparing presentations, reading relevant books or articles, or spending time co-training, to give just a few examples. Please follow a 1:1 ratio for this category. One invested hour is equivalent to 1 SEU. Currently there is no limit to this category, but something important to keep in mind is that a strong CSP candidate has representation from all or most of the categories.