SAFe Scrum Master (SSM®)

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM®)

COVID-19 Update: Due to the current health scenario around the world, Scaled Agile has taken the decision to conduct SAFe workshops virtually. Workshops will still be conducted LIVE and run by Certified Trainers.

Participants will join remotely from their home or office and will have similar opportunities to interact with the trainer as well as their table mates. We are working with Scaled Agile to ensure that the experience is not effected - the objective is to make the session as interactive and fun as an in-person one. We will be using online tools such as Zoom, Padlet, Flipgrid and more to enhance the training experience.

Social isolation is the best way to beat the virus and this measure is geared towards the same goal of keeping everyone safe while continuing our learning. Although this is a temporary measure, based on current expert understanding, it seems likely that in-class SAFe workshops might remain suspended until the Fall season. 

SAFe® 5.0 Scrum Master (SSM®) Certification from Scaled Agile

Course Description 

Applying the Scrum Master role within a SAFe® enterprise 

With SAFe®5 Scrum Master Certification 


Build your skills as a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and prepare to support the facilitation of team and program events— when you become a SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM). 

In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. 

Who Will Benefit? 

Intended for people new to the role of Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise, attendees typically include: 

  • New or existing Scrum Masters 
  • Team Leads 
  • Release Train Engineers 


Topics Covered 

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe 
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master 
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning 
  • Facilitating Iteration execution 
  • Finishing the Program Increment 
  • Coaching the Agile team 


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following are recommended for those who intend to take the exam: 

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles 
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming (XP) 
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes 

What you’ll learn 

To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to: 

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise 
  • Facilitate Scrum events 
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution 
  • Support effective Program Increment execution 
  • Support relentless improvement 
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results 
  • Support DevOps implementation 

What You Get 

Class registration includes: 

  • Attendee workbook 
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) exam 
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform 
  • Certification of completion 

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam. 

Annual Renewal 

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned. 

  • Renewal fee: $100/year 

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) 

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications 
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance