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Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) Certification


Certification Industry: Agile

Certificate Name: Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) Certification

Certificate Issuing Authority: Scrum Alliance

Certification Price: See Details

Certificate Validity: 2 years

Certification Details:

Entrusted, qualified and committed professionals who can become an instructor for Scrum courses can apply for the post of Scrum trainer. After this certification, one will be authorized to teach Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses and can access all the sources on the website. All this requires experience as a Scrum master rather than just reading the guides. The exam is more about the skills and personality which will help a professional to ace the interviews. 

Average Salary Range

USA: $95,933 (Source)

India : 2,165,772 INR (Source)

Who Should Apply?

Apart from being the Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner, a candidate having at least 2 years of experience being a Scrum professional should apply for this exam. The experience will help one tackle the real-life situations, case studies, and questions asked in the interview.

Exam Details:

  1. Process of Application:
    • CST Application
    • Resume or CV
    • Personal Statement
    • Sample Course Material
    • Training Experience
    • Recommendations/References
    • Fee
  2. Fee details:
    • Application Review Processing Fee: $250 (One-Time Fee)
    • CST Annual Fee: $5,000 annually
    • For CSM or CSPO course : $50 per student per course
  3. Formal Interview:
    • Candidate Q&A – 20 minutes
    • Choosing a Scrum Topic – 10 minutes
    • Time given for preparation on the chosen scrum topic- 5 minutes
    • Training simulation on the scrum topic – 20 minutes
    • TAC evaluation and scoring – 10 minutes
    • Candidate Retro – 5 minutes
    • Final Scoring – 20 minutes
    • Decision and Feedback – 10 minutes

In order to apply for the Certified Scrum Master (CST) Certification, log on to Advanced Scrum Training & Certifications.