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How to Certify:

  1. Everyone starts at the beginning Everyone starts either as a Disciplined Agilist or a Certified Disciplined Agilist.
  2. Everyone must fulfill the certification requirements.  See the chart below.
  3. Apply for membership.  Once you have fulfilled the requirements for the certification level that you are applying for, apply for membership (see requirements overview). 
        • If you have completed any certified Disciplined Agile workshop, your membership is paid for the first year, and you will be added by our Admin Team.  Please update your information once you receive your activation notice.
        • If there are no workshops scheduled in your area, check the DAC Events calendar for the next "Disciplined Agile in a Nutshell" virtual workshop. Upon completion of the workshop you will be granted your Disciplined Agilist designation.
        • If you would like to be a member without completing a workshop, you just need to pay the membership fee, please apply below.
      • To apply for the designation of Certified Disciplined Agilist:
        • Once you pass the Certified Disciplined Agilist test, you will receive a PDF certificate via email indicating that you have passed - Congratulations!  Your membership is paid for the first year, and you will be added by our Admin Team. Please update your information once you receive your activation notice.
        • If you don't pass the CDA test, fear not.  There is the opportunity to take the test again, perhaps with additional studying.
        • If you have paid for the CDA test but did not pass, your membership is paid for the first year, and you will be granted your Disciplined Agilist designation, and added by our Admin Team. Please update your information once you receive your activation notice.                       
4. Wait for verification. (within 3-5 business days)
5. Participate actively in the DAD community.  Our members are building great discussion forums and other resources   for you to take advantage of - get involved!

Certification Requirements (Overview):

 

Disciplined Agilist
(Shu)

Certified Disciplined Agilist
(Shu)

Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner
(Ha)

Certified Disciplined Agile Coach
(Ri)

Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor
(Ri)

Certification Test

No

Yes

Yes

No

 

Application Fee

No

No

No

$150 USD

 

Membership Fee

$50 USD, unless workshop completed

No

No

$350 USD

 

Test Fee

Re-test Fee

No Test

$200 USD

$100 USD

$300 USD

$150 USD

No Test

 

Agile Experience

No

No

2 years+

5 years+

 

Community Participation

Recommended

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Attend any DA Training or view a DA webinar

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

No

 

References

No

No

Yes

Yes

 

Board Interview

No

No

No

Yes

 

Coaching/Leadership

None

None

None

2 years+

 

Annual

Retention

Requirements

$50 USD

$50 USD

+

7 hours

professional development

(minimum 4 DA hours required)

$50 USD

+

7 hours

professional development

(minimum 5 DA hours required)


$50 USD

+

7 hours 

Disciplined Agile professional development

+

experience

+

case study


See the Requirements and Benefits of the Instructor Program 

Don't meet the requirements?   Subscribe to our Newsletter - you receive monthly newsletters and professional development opportunities, but no access to member-only content.

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