There are different Agile certifications you can do, and here we will discuss the cost of some of the top certifications.
PMI-ACP Certification Cost
The PMI-ACP certification exam is available to non-members and members, in both paper-based and computer-based formats. Here are the cost details:
|Exam Type||Member/Non-Member||Price ($)|
|Computer-based Testing or CBT||Member||435|
|Computer-based Testing or CBT||Non-member||495|
|Paper-based Testing or PBT||Member||385|
|Paper-based Testing or PBT||Non-member||445|
The rate for members only applies if you are a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). If your membership process is not yet complete before you pay for the certification, you will have to pay the rate for non-members.
APMG International Certification Cost
The cost of Agile certification from APMG International, a global accreditation organization is 218 GBP for the Agile Project Management Foundation examination.
Strategyex Certificate in Agile
TwentyEighty Strategy Execution, an online learning company, has collaborated with George Washington University to offer both Associate and Master’s certificate in Agile practices. The cost of individual courses like Agile Practices for Product Owners and Delivering Agile Projects with Scrum is $1645.
International Consortium for Agile
The International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is an independent accreditation organization that has three levels of certification: Professional, Expert, and Master. There is a $60 certificate fee associated with this certification.
Agile Certification Institute
The Agile Certification institute is a standard body for Agile that offers certifications at the Associate, Practitioner, Master, and Owner levels for Agile flavors like Lean, Kanban, and Scrum. The cost for each course is $99.
Scaled Agile Academy
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has an associated Scaled Agile Academy that has five Agile certifications for aspiring candidates. The cost of each course is $995, with the first exam attempt being free. Once you receive the certification, you must renew it annually for $100.
Scrum is one of the top frameworks of the Agile Methodology and the Scrum Alliance, a leading membership organization for Scrum professionals offers six Scrum certifications. Each course costs $1547 and there is a $250 Agile Scrum exam fee for renewing the certification.
Certified Agile Project Manager
There are four levels of certification offered by the International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) and the Certified Agile Project Manager is for people who have a fundamental knowledge of Agile and Agile project management.
The Agile Foundation exam cost depends on the nationality of the candidate, and pricing is based upon the country of origin’s GDP to make sure that the training and testing is affordable for candidates. The self-test for Certified Agile Manager in the USA is $122, and the exam and certification cost is $650. Students, job seekers, and active aid organization employees get a 20% discount from IAPM.
Scrum certification requires candidates to pass an exam at each level. The PSM I and PSM II exams cost $150 and $500. The PSPO I and PSPO II exams cost $200 and $500. The PSD exams cost $200 and the SPS costs $250.
The demand for Agile professionals and experts is growing constantly in the IT industry and now spread to multiple business areas. Certifications from SAFe vary from the basic level to advanced levels and can be advantageous for IT professionals in multiple ways. It definitely enhances their career.
The Scrum master certification has a validity of three years. If you plan to retain it, you must renew your certification.
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