Project Management Institute

Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM) Certification

With agile fast becoming the go-to project management solution, Disciplined Agile Scrum Master is the certification you need.

What Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master Can Do For You

Do you find yourself:

  • Facing an ever-changing environment?
  • Using a framework of steps that makes no sense?
  • Feeling your agile practice doesn’t deliver what it should?


Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM®) will help you understand all the benefits of agile, and make it work for you and your organization.

DASM equips you to successfully lead agile teams, thereby future-proofing your career in a world in which agile is fast becoming the way forward.

The Disciplined Agile tool kit includes hundreds of proven practices, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and even some predictive approaches, and puts them into context.

By taking the course - and becoming DASM certified - you’ll understand how to customize your way of working to the approach that makes sense for the situation you face in your organization and industry.

What You Will Learn

  • Grasp the fundamentals of agile and lean, and how you can practically use both approaches to produce value for your teams.
  • Discover the advantages of agile project management.
  • Explore multiple agile and lean techniques from methods such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and more.
  • Understand how to put these techniques into practice and ensure successful agile implementation.
  • Appreciate the DA mindset and its underlying principles, such as pragmatism, the power of choice, and adapting to context.
  • Learn how to apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to discover the most effective way of working (WoW) for you, and your team in your unique situation.



  • Self-paced online learning or instructor-led classroom training
  • Permanent access to the Disciplined Agile tool kit
  • Access to a digital version of the Choose Your WoW 
  • Suitable for teams who want to learn together

Virtual Instructor Led:

  • 2-day training
  • Highly qualified instructors

Online Learning:

  • 9 modules totaling 5-6 hours in a self-paced online course
  • Learn on any device

How it Works:

  • You will be prepared to take the DASM certification exam
  • You will have 30 days to take the exam post completion (fee included in tuition)
  • After passing the exam, you will receive your badge and certification

PDUs: 14
CEUs: 1.4
Level: Intermediate

Online Learning Price:
$499.00 for non-Members and
$399.00 for Members

Are You Ready For DASM?


Instructor Led Classroom Training

Ask questions and engage in conversations with your trainer and classmates in our 2-day instructor-led training.

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Self-paced Online Learning

Learn at your own pace and fit your study time around your busy schedule with our 6-8 hour on-demand course.

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“Disciplined Agile is the future of agile... and (it helps agile to) start working for you from day one.”

Richard Magu, Project Manager

Other Certifications on Your Agile Learning Path

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification

Demonstrate your Agile team experience runs deep.

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Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification

Tailor your approach and lead your team with Disciplined Agile.  

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Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) Certification

Help organizations achieve true business agility. 

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Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification

Coach and inspire teams with Disciplined Agile. 

Learn more

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master feels too early for you?

Start by learning the Basics of Scrum with our free 45-minute video

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Frequently Asked Questions

While there is no prerequisite for the DASM course, we do recommend optional pre-work to get the most value out of the training, testing, and overall experience, including:

  • Familiarity with common agile concepts and terminology
  • Review Choose Your WoW’s key areas that address learning objectives
  • Take notes during the training workshop and review the workbook
  • Organize a virtual study group to confirm understanding of processes, application, and concepts addressed in training

The DASSM course has the following prerequisites:

  • Two years of experience working in an agile team, ideally in a leadership role such as Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, or architecture owner.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of the DA tool kit by having done one or more of the following:
    • Taken the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) course
    • Taken The Basics of Disciplined Agile online course
    • Read section 1, or more, of Choose Your WoW

The DASSM exam will require more extensive study and in-depth understanding of the concepts from the DASSM workshop and the Choose Your WoW book.

The DASM and DASSM exams are administered through Pearson VUE. Each exam is an online, non-proctored test including 50 multiple-choice questions. The total exam appointment is 120 minutes—30 minutes for the introduction, tutorial, and survey and up to 90 minutes for completing the exam.

Students will have 30 days from the time they receive the exam link to take the exam. They may retake it two more times within that 30-day period if they do not pass the first attempt. However, there is a $150 exam retake fee. Students can pay this fee directly via their myPMI dashboard. Upon payment, you can access the link to retake the exam. They no longer need to email [email protected] to request a retake.

Yes, a DASM or DASSM certification is good for one year. To renew the certification, you must earn 7 PDUs in agile topics and pay the $50 renewal fee.

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