Renewing Your SAFe Certification - SAFe certification renewal guide.

Renewing Your SAFe Certification - SAFe certification renewal guide.

If you have SAFe® Certification and you wonder how to renew your certification, you should check this blog post.

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What is SAFe®?

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is an entire methodology for large-scale Agile project teams to hold out an Agile transformation seamlessly. SAFe is an agile framework designed to offer a structure for software development and enhancement in a predictable and steady manner. It offers a simple and light-weight experience for development group allowing them to embed their agile work practices into a framework which could be scaled to an enterprise level.

By attending SAFe training programs you will acquire an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the ideas and practices of SAFe to assist Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate massive Value Streams. SAFe encompasses roles, practices and steering for the adoption of the framework for an IT project. In simple words, the ultimate objective of SAFe is to simply allow multiple agile development teams to offer what business wants, when it wants, with regular and frequent releases. SAFe® is essentially the most extensively adopted enterprise Agile approach according to most survey data, with 33% using it.

As increasingly more organizations look to scale Agile, be one of many select group of professionals who've a SAFe certification to back-up their hands-on experience. Now for presenting your Agile skills and experience, one highly recommended certification is the SAFe or Scaled Agile Framework.

SAFe® Exam Details

The Scaled Agile Framework offer several certifications. To acquire these certifications you should attend the exam. The exam format is Multiple Choice, Multiple Select and examinees have to answer 45 questions for a duration of 90 minutes (1.5 hours). There is no break once you start with the exam.

Candidates can access the exam only within the SAFe Community Platform. The exam is strictly web-based, single browser with no outside assistance allowed. The format of SAFe exam for all certifications is the same, the only difference being in the passing percentage and prerequisites. Passing score for each certification is different and it ranges from 73%-77%, i.e. to get SAFe certification you should answer 33 to 35 questions accurately based on the SAFe examination you are taking. Language of the exam is English only.

Below are the certifications offered by the Scaled Agile Framework.

  • Implementing SAFe
  • Leading SAFe
  • SAFe for Teams
  • SAFe Scrum Master
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager
  • SAFe DevOps
  • SAFe for Government
  • Agile Software Engineering
  • SAFe for Architects
  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Agile Product Management

Renewing SAFe® certifications

Please keep in mind that all SAFe® certifications are only valid for one year. When your renewal time comes, you'll get an official e-mail from Scaled Agile to renew the certificates. You will have to renew your SAFe certifications after one year, by paying the renewal fee. If you want to renew your certification, you need to renew your membership at one of three tiers, two of which will include a bundle renewal of all your SAFe certifications. If you don’t need or want to include renewal of your certifications, you have the option to simply renew your membership to continue access to all the assets, tools, and resources to help you grow as a SAFe professional.

The three Membership tiers are:

SAFe Program Consultant Membership ($895/year) - For members who currently hold SPC or SPCT certifications. Renews all certifications, provides access to all SAFe content and enables SPCs/SPCTs to train others to lead a Lean-Agile transformation.

Certified SAFe Membership ($295/year) - For members who currently hold one or more certifications, and who may benefit from a bundled pricing approach. Renews all certifications except SPC and/or SPCT, provides access to basic and some advanced content and continued access to course learnings and assets.

Individual SAFe Membership ($195/year) - For those who don’t seek certification but still benefit from the valuable content on the SAFe Community Platform. No certification renewals included.

You can know more about the cost and benefits of renewing the certifications here.

If you need help or more information about how to renew your certification, please contact us. As Agile Center, we are silver training partner of Scaled Agile Inc (SAI).

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