Renewing your certification / Furthering your education / Renewing

First, can knowledge decay?  Yes.

Is it possible that you are mis-remembering knowledge, and you think you are doing Scrum right, but in fact you are doing it incorrectly?  As most of you know, this is very possible.

Is there a magic pill to make sure everyone’s knowledge is perfect and everyone’s intention is perfect?  Would that there were, but NO!

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So, Scrum Alliance has come up with some practical things.  They are attempts to deal with these problems.

To be honest, this is a bit bureaucratic, but have some sympathy.  It is a hard problem, and the proposed solution could have been worse.

If you dislike their proposals, please tell me, and please do propose an alternative.

Valid Certification

Scrum Alliance wants everyone to have an up-to-date, valid certification.

And your certification expires after two years.  (Exactly how that works….lots of detailed questions.  It is shown on your Scrum Alliance profile.)

Get SEUs to renew

To renew your certification, you must obtain SEUs.  Scrum Educational Units.

Basically, they try to represent the idea that you have new learning in that (2 year) period.

And the idea is that the new learning “justifies” letting you continue with your certification.

Lots and lots of industries do this kind of thing.  Lawyers, doctors, etc, etc.

Is it perfect?  No.  Does it help?  Probably on average YES.  Well, make it help for you.

Here is a page that talks about renewing:

https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified/renewing-certifications

What are SEUs?

Here is a page that explains the different types of SEUs and gives you ideas of how you can earn SEUs.

https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified/scrum-education-units

Coming to one of our courses is one of them.

How many SEUs do I need?

It turns out this might be complex.  Depends on several factors.

See this calculator.

https://certification.scrumalliance.org/renewal_requirements

And see this video:

We will try to keep up with this.  We do have more to say about how we can help.

You can email: support@scrumalliance.org.  Or talk to us.

More soon.

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