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The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification is for internal change agents and external consultants. The content of the certification is based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and provides in depth information about the current version of SAFe as well as various hands on activities to simulate the ceremonies within SAFe and launching Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
- Internal Change Agents
- External Consultants
- 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
- 3+ years of experience in Agile
- One or more relevant Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, CSC, CST, Scrum.org, DSDM, ICAgile, PMI-ACP)
Length of Training Class
Includes Certification Test
Step 1: Attend 4 Day Training Class
Step 2: After the class, pass the SPC Online Exam
What If You Fail?
You can retake the certification test after 60 days for a cost of $250.
Requires Renewal: Yes, Annually from certification date
-160 hours of SPC consulting
-40 hours continuing education/outreach
-$895 renewal fee
- Access to courseware and the ability to train the following courses
- Leading SAFe
- SAFe ScrumXP for Teams
- SAFe Practioner (SP) Certification Course
- SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification Course
- Access to the “SAFe Foundations” PowerPoint briefing to introduce SAFe to organizations
- Updated content as new instances of SAFe are released
- Listing in the certified SPC directory
- Access to private SPC LinkedIn group
The following books are recommended reading to understand many of the concepts used in SAFe.
Principles of Product Development Flow by Don Reinersten
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford
Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
Managing for Excellence: The Guide to Developing High Performance in Contemporary Organizations by David L. Bradford & Allan R. Cohen