This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Do you have what it takes to be a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI)?

Being an Instructor is not about standing in front of a crowd reading through slides.  We look for Instructors who:
  1. Have an in-depth knowledge, and better yet experience, in Disciplined Agile.  Our students prefer when content in a workshop can be related back to their day-to-day environment so our Instructors will often provide their own experience to provide an answer or offer an example. 

  2. Are effective communicators. Effective instructors have the ability to adapt their communication style when their students "don't get it", and patiently go over material as needed.
  3. Are adaptable.  Good instructors are able to determine the needs of the group, and focus more time on the areas where people's knowledge and experience are lacking.
  4. Have an interest in DA and in providing the best experience for students.  If you aren't really interested, why would they be?  If you are not passionate about DA, how can you get buy-in for change?  If you believe in DA and providing participants with the knowledge they need to use it, your participants will commit to using DA back on the job.
  5. Have empathy.  CDAIs should understand the frustration faced by those who want to change and the blockers they face in providing that change.

Attaining your CDAI indicates that you are a trusted expert with proficiency in Disciplined Agile.



How to Become a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI) 


* Ensure you complete your training with a Disciplined Agile Instructor Trainer (DAIT)

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the current steps for those starting the Certified Instructor path are:

Step 1:

Pass the Disciplined Agile Instructor certification course (5-days) with a Disciplined Agile Instructor Trainer

- AND -

Return your Training Experience application

Step 2:

Pass the DA Certification test

- AND -

Earn your CDAP or DALSM   designation


Step 3:

Return the PMI-DA Instructor Agreement

- AND -

Choose your Training Partner

- AND -

Pay the annual Instructor fee

CONGRATULATIONS


You may begin teaching the DALSM course.  You will be enabled to teach further courses as you are certified in each.


Step #1: Complete your Disciplined Agile Instructor training and application  

Step #2: Earn your CDAP - or - DALSM designation (if you have not already done so)

    Step #3: Complete the administrative tasks

    • Return your signed Instructor Agreement
    • Pay your Annual Instructor Fee
    • Receive your Certificate
    • Choose the Authorized Training Partner you wish to conduct your training through (you may choose more than one ATP)
    • ENSURE you keep your CDAP / DALSM / CDAC certification active, or your CDAI will also lapse


    I earned my CDAI before 01 January 2020, what are my next steps?

    Step 1:

    Attend a Foundations of Lean class

    from a
    Disciplined Agile Instructor Trainer (DAIT)

    - AND -

    pass the certification test

    Step 2:

    Your existing CDAI designation is then recognized as up to date

    Step 3:

    Pay the annual Instructor fee

    - AND -

    Return the PMI-DA Instructor Agreement

    - AND -

    Choose your Training Partner

    CONGRATULATIONS


    You may begin teaching the new courses as you are certified in each



    Are you interested?

    • Contact us to let us know you are interested in becoming a CDAI.  We will review your credentials and provide further instructions.


    Questions?

    After You've Become a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI)

    It is imperative that CDAIs keep their knowledge up to date.  You must retain your CDAP / DALSM / CDAC designation.
    If this designation is allowed to lapse, your CDAI will also lapse.

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