Scrum certification – TÜV

Certification examinations in agile project management


With a Scrum personal certification according to the guidelines of the TÜV SÜD Certification Body for Personnel, you as a project staff member prove that a neutral body has examined and confirmed your professional competence. Depending on your needs and practical experience, you can choose between Scrum Master - TÜV and Scrum Product Owner - TÜV certification and hold an internationally recognised title after successfully completing the exam. Both Scrum exams and exam questions are available in German and English.

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Before taking a Scrum exam, we recommend attending a training session with one of our approved training partners. Dates are available there on request.

Without attending a training course, the participant assures that he/she is familiar with the syllabus (Guide Scrum - TÜV) and confirms that he/she has acquired this content in advance through training courses or self-study.

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Please observe the information on our online examinations.

FAQ | Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about our Scrum certifications of persons?
You will find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

There is the Scrum Master and the Scrum Product Owner certification. At both levels, appropriate training with an approved training provider is recommended. Without participating in a training course, the participant assures that he/she is familiar with the syllabus (Guidelines Scrum - TÜV) and confirms that he/she has acquired this content in advance through training courses or self-study. With these certifications, you prove your in-depth knowledge in the respective roles.

The duration and type of examinations can also be taken from the examination regulations.

 Certification level

Written examination MC questions

Duration in minutes

Oral examination

Scrum Master 40 questions 60 No
Scrum Product Owner 40 questions 60 No

Pass mark = 60%

The Examination Institute approves Scrum training providers and lists these on the homepage (see training providers). These training providers can order the Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner examination required from us. The examination is approved by an invigilator authorized by us.

All examinations and examination questions are available in German. English is in the planning phase, and will follow soon.
Important: If you would like to take the examination in English, please inform your training provider of this upon registration. The TÜV SÜD Examination Institute makes the examinations available in German as standard.

Not a native speaker of German (for English examinations, not a native speaker of English)?
Upon provision of proof and notification before the examination, you can get a time extension.

The certificates contain a note stating according to which Scrum Guide they were checked. This note refers to the current version of the respective Scrum Guide at the time of the examination. The certificates are valid for an unlimited period of time.

Students get a discount on the examination fee upon submitting their enrollment certificate.

Important: We require a current confirmation from your recognized university for these student discounts. Please inform your training provider of your status as a student upon registration for Scrum training. Submit the required proof.

All examination questions are approved by the Scrum TÜV advisory board and the examination commission. The examination questions have been created based on the Scrum Guide, Scrum TÜV guideline and examination regulations of authorized specialist experts. The task of the examination institute is to monitor and manage the Scrum TÜV advisory board.

After each examination, the TÜV SÜD Examination Institute records all answers selected by the participants for each examination question. The results of the evaluation are passed on to the examination commission in an anonymized form at regular intervals for continuous improvement. This ensures that all examination questions are checked at regular intervals.

The Body of Knowledge (see guideline) of this Scrum certification program offers an expanded basis for certification of persons as an option, in addition to required training from an approved training partner:

1. Scrum Master
  • Scrum Guide in the current version
  • Buch v. Timinger: Modernes Projektmanagement. Wiley-VCH. 2017 ("Modern project management", only available in German)
          - chapter 4 (extract, pages 161-165)
          - chapter 5 (extract, pages 241-247)

2. Scrum Product Owner
  • Scrum Guide in the current version
  • McGreal / Jocham (2021), Der professionelle Scrum Product Owner, Vahlen ("The professional Scrum Product Owner", only available in German)
  • Pichler (2013), Agiles Produktmanagement mit Scrum, dpunkt.verlag ("Agile product management with Scrum", only available in German)
Please get in touch with the TÜV SÜD Examination Institute ([email protected]) in order to get further information and discuss the details.



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