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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

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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).

Certification Company

Scaled Agile Institute

Target Audience

  • 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)

Approximate Price


Length of Training Class

4 Days

Includes Certification Test


Certification Process

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.

Certification Renewal

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

Recommended Reading

The following books are recommended reading to understand many of the concepts used in SAFe.

Principles of Product Development Flow by Don Reinersten


Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise by Dean Leffingwell


The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford



The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development by Dantar P. Oosterwal



Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore




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