This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Being a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC) indicates that you are a trusted expert with significant proficiency with Disciplined Agile. You can coach other people in disciplined agile strategies and advise organizations in the adoption and tailoring of Disciplined Agile.

How to Become a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC) 

Step #1: Fulfill the Requirements


  • Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner in good standing
  • 5+ years of active agile experience with 2 years of DA or from another methodology based on DA
  • 2+ years of coaching/leadership (as a Team Lead, Product Owner, or Architecture Owner)
  • References from two Disciplined Agile teams

Nice to haves (but not required):

  • 1+ year doing or influencing Disciplined transformation at the organizational level
  • At least 3 "applications of DA" presentations
  • A degree or diploma in an IT-related field
  • Active involvement on Disciplined Agile discussion forum/blog 
  • Published 2 or more papers/articles/blog postings about DA implementation                    

Step #2: Apply to Become a CDAC

Contact us to let us know you are interested in becoming a CDAC.  We will send you an application form and further instructions.

Step #3: Send in Your Application with $150 Application Fee (non refundable)

After you've filled out your application form and paid the application fee, send it back to us so that we can review it and schedule your Coaching Review Board interview.

Step #4: Peer Interviews

The most important aspect of the CDAC application process are the Coaching Review Peer interviews.  You will be interviewed by several existing CDAC's about your agile and lean experiences and about how you approach coaching situations. These interviews will likely be done via Skype, although if you happen to live near an existing CDAC then the interview may be face-to-face.

Step #5: Pay $350 Coaches Fee and receive your certificate

After You've Become a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC)

Suggested Learning Activities

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with Disciplined Agile by:



    • $50 USD annual renewal fee
    • 7 hours of professional development required each year, such as workshops or webinars
    • Every year a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach must provide proof of ongoing participation within the DAD community, show their experience and write a new or updated blog or case study

    Next Steps

    • Can you claim the following? You:
      1. have an in-depth knowledge, and better yet experience, in Disciplined Agile.
      2. are an effective communicator.
      3. are adaptable.
      4. have an interest in DA and in providing the best experience for students.
      5. have empathy.
      6. are a trusted expert with proficiency in Disciplined Agile.
    We suggest you review the requirements to become a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI).

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