This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Being a Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) indicates that you:

  • Are an experienced leader in agile solution delivery
  • Have the potential to lead your team in improving their way of working (WoW)
  • Are on your way to becoming a generalizing specialist
  • Have the potential to be a “junior coach” under the guidance of a senior coach (someone who is likely a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach)

How to Become a Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM)

Step 1:

Attend a Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master class

from a
Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor  

- AND -

pass the certification test and/or reference checks to earn your CDA or CDAP designation.

Step 2:

Gain 2 years of agile team experience in a lead role

Step 3:

Once you have passed the Disciplined Agile Certification test, log onto the your profile and download the CDAP/DALSM application form.

Note* You must be logged in and an active CDA or CDAP to download the form.


Step #1: Fulfill the Requirements

Before you apply for this designation, you must ensure that you are qualified to apply to become a DALSM by passing the correct certification test and gaining the required experience.


Nice to haves (but not required):

  • Active involvement on the Disciplined Agile discussion on LinkedIn  (you should have at least posted a few comments, a link to a relevant article, or started a discussion thread)
  • Active participation on
  • Publication regarding DA implementation/technique
  • Public presentation focused on application of the DA toolkit
  • Minimum of 14 hours of Certified Disciplined Agile courses -or- an Advanced Disciplined Agile workshop (DA210, DA301)

Step #3: Send Us Your References

Once you have completed step 2, download the CDAP/DALSM application form*, then submit and pass your reference checks.  *You must be an active CDA or CDAP to download the form. 

If you haven't already done so, please update your membership profile to indicate your agile experience, references, and any other pertinent information.  Your profile information will be validated by us within a few days to determine whether you meet the criteria for Certified Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master.  Good luck!

After You've Earned Your DALSM Designation

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 (minimum 5 DA hours) required each year, such as workshops or webinars

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