Aec Certification


Rapid changes in technology, market demands, and expectations have paved the way for the conceptualization and implementation of Agile methods and values in many organizations. Agile relies on adaptive planning and iterative development and delivery. It focuses primarily on the value of people in getting the job done effectively. AEC Certified Professionals should appreciate the concepts of Agile development and have the ability to compare and choose the Agile methodology appropriate in a given situation.

Applicants will be awarded the Agile Expert Certified (AEC) certificate by SCRUMstudy after successfully passing the certification exam.

Certification Prerequisites Target Audience Cost Of Exam Maintaining Certification(RCUs)
Experience Education
AEC Nil Preferably SDC (or) SMC Certified professional Anyone on a Scrum team USD 550 40 Recertification units every 2 years

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Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 100 questions per exam
  • One mark awarded for every right answer
  • No negative marks for wrong answers
  • 75 questions need to be answered correctly to pass
  • 120 minutes duration
  • Proctored online exam

Please note: This exam format is effective from 5th Nov, 2013 onwards. To view comparison between the current format and the new format, click here.

Audience Profile

This certification is appropriate for anyone interested in becoming familiar with the concepts and practices of Agile Project Delivery, and who wants to have a working knowledge of the various Agile methodologies.


There is no formal prerequisite for this certification. However, a SDC or SMC certified professional will be able to easily understand the concepts required for the certification exam. Alternatively, you can attend a 3-day AEC classroom training provided by a SCRUMstudy approved Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.)

How to Apply

  1. Register on and apply for the exam (OR) Attend a classroom training provided by a SCRUMstudy Registered Education Provider and then register on
  2. Apply for the exam by paying USD 550 or by using the exam voucher provided by the SCRUMstudy A.T.P. You need to submit relevant documents (if required).
  3. Access the online course and take the exam
    1. Get access to online course on 'Agile Expert Certified'.
    2. Download SBOK Guide online version.
    3. Schedule the two hour proctored exam date & time.
    4. SCRUMstudy verifies the application; confirms the exam date & time.
    5. Take the two hour proctored exam online.
  4. Upon successful completion of the exam get an online certificate.
    1. Your name will be added to the SCRUMstudy Certification Registry.
    2. The physical certificate and a lapel pin will be shipped to you.
    3. If you are unable to pass the exam, you can reapply by paying USD 275.

Maintaining Certification

To maintain the certification status, Agile Expert Certified (AEC) professionals will need to earn 40 re-certification credits every 2 years

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