Required Course: SAFe 4 Scrum Master

Certification Level: Core

Job Role Description / Target Audience

A certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) is a SAFe Scrum Master professional responsible for integrating Scrum practices into an organization.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Using Scrum and Kanban to facilitate team events
  • Supporting program execution
  • Coaching Agile teams

Exam Prerequisite Skills or Knowledge

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

  • Experience working in a Lean-Agile environment

Exam Requirements

The first step toward becoming an SSM is to attend the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam

Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select

Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Exam access –  Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course

Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam

Number of questions – 45

Passing score – 33 out of 45 (73%)

Language – English

Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Exam Study Materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course Materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to reference back to the content that was specifically presented during the class.
  • Study Guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice Test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam*, and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample Test  Download questions

What Attendees Get

Becoming a certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many Scrum Masters. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other SAFe certified professionals

A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey