PSM vs. CSM

PracticeAgile team regularly receive questions from Scrum enthusiasts about which certification to pick for assessing their Scrum mastery. We would like to provide below insights in order to help you take decision on this topic. Hope you find it valuable. Do not hesitate to reach out to us in case you have any queries.

 PSMCSM
Certifying AuthorityScrum.orgScrumAlliance
Training mandated?NoYes
Course materialStandardizedVaries by trainer
Number of questions8035
Time limit60 minutesNo limit
Passing score85%69%
Assessment LevelIntermediateBasic
Certification renewalLifetime validity$150 every 2 years
Number of certificates issued (Mar 2018)138,104450,000+
Number of Trainers200+2,334