Once you have completed all of the training modules within the Certified CSM Professional training program, you will be able to access the exam page. This page has all of the information you will need to help you revise for and take the exam, and of course we are here to answer any questions you [...]
Because the rate of growth and change within the CS profession is so high, the Practical CSM Academy intends to update Certified CSM Professional sylabus and exam every two years. When the syllabus and exam is updated, we will publish a list of changes that will enable members who are already certified to know what [...]
Is there an expiry date on the exam, and if so do I need to retake the exam to maintain my certification?
There is no expiry date as such, however all certificates include the date the exam was passed on and the version of the exam that was taken. Our recommendation is that members keep their certification up to date by taking any new certification exams when they are released.
Is there a record kept of members who pass the final exam, and can I get a copy of my certificate if I lose it?
Yes, we keep a record in our databases of all members who pass the exam and the date they passed. We can reissue the digital certificate if you lose your copy.
Yes, you will be provided with a digital certificate with both your name and your Practical CSM Academy membership number printed on it, along with the date your certifcate was awarded to you. If you pass the final exam we will also send you a printed and signed version of your certificate of competence in [...]
The system will tell you immediately whether you passed or failed.
The exam is "open book" which means that you are allowed to refer to your notes and documentation whilst you take it. The exam has two sections. In the first section you will be asked a series of short questions that test your knowledge across the entire Certified CSM Professional syllabus. In the second section [...]
The exam is taken online and you can do it anywhere - at home, at work or anywhere else - although we recommend you choose a quiet area with a good Internet connection and where you know you will not be interrupted.
Members are provided with three attempts to take the exam, so if you fail on the first attempt you will have two further chances to try again. Members must wait a minimum of two days between retakes. If you fail after three attempts you must wait a full two weeks for your timer to reset, [...]
You can take the exam any time you wish, once you have worked through all of the materials within the Certified CSM Professional syllabus. There are ten modules to work through and we estimate it might take someone around two weeks full time or four weeks part time to complete a module.