How membership works

The SAFe® Community Platform is open to everyone interested in staying up-to-date on SAFe knowledge, principles, and practices. Scaled Agile offers several annual membership options with different benefits and resources as outlined below.

Each SAFe Community membership level has a different set of offerings. The main levels are Basic, Non-Certified, and Certified. Certified Membership is further delineated into SAFe Community Memberships for Core Certifications and SAFe Community Memberships for Advanced Certifications.

SAFe Community Platform membership levels

Membership

Each student who attends a SAFe training course receives access to the SAFe Community Platform for one year. This platform contains:

  • Account and profile Information
  • SAFe professional development videos
  • SAFe updates
  • SAFe Community of Practice
  • SAFe certification exams
  • Digital downloads of course materials
  • Study guides and practice exams for passing your certification exam

Certified Membership

A one-year certified SAFe Community Membership is included when an individual achieves SAFe Certification. Keeping a SAFe Certification in good standing by renewing the certification also renews the membership. If a certification is not renewed on time, the certification’s digital badge will expire, the certification itself will expire, and the individual will no longer have access to resources on the SAFe Community Platform. Keeping track of a certification’s renewal date is simple. When logged in to the SAFe Community Platform, a Renew Now button will appear under Certification Summary as a reminder to take action.

The benefits of having a certified SAFe Community Membership vary based on certification type.

Core Certifications – member benefits


SAFe Agilist

  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($50 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Workbooks


SAFe Practitioner

  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($50 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Workbooks


SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($50 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Workbooks


SAFe Scrum Master

  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($50 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Workbooks

Advanced Certifications – member benefits


SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($100 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Workbooks


SAFe Program Consultant

  • Exclusive SPC Webinars
  • Performance Tools
  • Performance Tool Enablement
  • Purchase Courseware
  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($250 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Courseware Slides


SAFe Release Train Engineer

  • Exclusive RTE Webinars
  • Performance Tools
  • Performance Tool Enablement
  • SAFe Community Platform
  • SAFe Community Profile
  • Certification Usage Guidelines
  • Digital Badge
  • SAFe Community Events
  • Professional Development Content
  • SAFe Community Webinars
  • SAFe Updates
  • Community of Practice – All
  • Community of Practice – Role Based
  • Upgrade Exam – First Attempt Included ($150 Additional Attempts)
  • Scaled Agile Insider Monthly Newsletter
  • Scaled Agile Monthly Class Blast
  • Downloadable Workbooks

Core Certifications – renewal policy

Core Certifications renew annually at a rate of $100/year. The following are Core Certifications:

  • SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)
  • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)

Advanced Certifications – renewal policy

Advanced Certifications renew annually at rates that vary based on certification level. Core Certifications renew when Advanced Certifications are renewed, depending on certification types, as outlined below. If an individual holds an active Advanced Certification and would like to renew a Core Certification, please contact support for assistance.

 

  • SASM
  • RTE
  • SPC
  • SPCT

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master: renews at $195/year

  • Certifications included with renewal
    • SAFe Scrum Master

SAFe Release Train Engineer: Renews at $295/year

  • Certifications included with renewal
    • SAFe Agilist
    • SAFe Practitioner
    • SAFe Scrum Master
    • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager
    • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

SAFe Program Consultant: Renews at $895/year

  • Certifications included with renewal
    • SAFe Agilist
    • SAFe Practitioner
    • SAFe Scrum Master
    • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager
    • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
    • SAFe Release Train Engineer

SAFe Program Consultant Trainer: Renews at $1,000/year

  • Certifications included with renewal
    • SAFe Agilist
    • SAFe Practitioner
    • SAFe Scrum Master
    • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager
    • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
    • SAFe Release Train Engineer
    • SAFe Program Consultant

Maintaining certification

Managing certifications just got easier! The SAFe Community Platform keeps track of certification renewal information which can be found under the Certification Summary section. When the certification is up for annual renewal, a ‘Renew’ button will appear—simply click the button to renew. Keeping certifications in good standing ensures continued access to the SAFe Community Platform and keeps SAFe-certified memberships active.

Visit the membership renewal page for more information.