This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Certification Roadmap

The following roadmap diagram overviews the certification paths that you may choose to follow.  The current Disciplined Agile designations are:

  1. Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA)
  2. Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP) 
  3. Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM)
  4. Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC) 
  5. Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI) 
Below we present the certification roadmap as well as a detailed version of the roadmap.

           

Certification Roadmap

As you can see there are multiple paths for you to choose from given your career goals. Eventually, with experience, you may choose to be a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC) or a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI).



Certification Roadmap (Detailed)



Attending ANY Disciplined Agile workshop from a

Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI)

earns the

designation.

To earn a certification...

Step 1: Attend a Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master class

Step 2: pass the test.

Step 3: Earn either the CDA, CDAP, or DALSM certification based on your agile experience

 


with 2+ years agile team member experience or PMI-ACP, earn  


with 2+ years agile experience in a LEAD role, earn



Gain experience and continue the certification journey:








  

  

    



      

 

with 2+ years agile experience in a LEAD role, proceed to 

with 3+ years experience coaching experience in a lead role, proceed to 





with 3+ years experience coaching experience in a lead role, proceed to 







To earn your Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI) designation:


1) You completed your DA training with a Disciplined Agile Instructor Trainer (DAIT)

2) You are an active


~ or ~


3) You accept the current
PMI-DA Instructor agreement and pay the Annual Fee


CONGRATULATIONS!


To earn your Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC) designation:


1) You are an active

2) you complete your Certified DA Coach training with a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI)

and

pass the test 

3) you pass your reference checks for 5 years agile experience with 3+ years coaching experience in a lead role


CONGRATULATIONS!




An improved graphical depiction of this Certification Roadmap coming soon

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