ICAgile Certification

Transform yourself into an Agile expert who can blend agile flavors and push beyond the limits of Agile processes to achieve sustainable agility.

ICAgile LogoASPE is proud to offer courses accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), an independent accreditation body that accredits courses against proven, discipline-specific learning objectives. Because ICAgile-accredited courses are carefully reviewed, it ensures the courses you take lead you on a journey to Agile expertise. ICAgile offers a complete Agile certification portfolio, that is framework neutral (i.e., XP, Kanban). 

ICAgile Certifications
ICAgile offers 3 levels of certification (Professional, Expert and Master) across 7 disciplines (Agile Coaching, Agile Development, Agile Testing, Agile Leadership, Agile Management, Agile Value Management, Enterprise Agile Coaching). The Professional level recognizes knowledge acquisition; the Expert level evaluates a practitioner's competency, and the Master level acknowledges an individual's proficiency.

Start Your Journey Here: 
ICAgile certification begins with the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP). The ICP recognizes learning that focuses on Agile values and principles at a foundational level. 

Take the Next Step:
Individuals can then continue their journey by taking additional Professional-level certifications in their discipline of interest. These courses are knowledge-based certifications that are granted when students attend ICAgile-accredited Courses and pass the accompanying assessments. 

Become an Expert:
ICAgile's second level of certification is the ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE). The Expert level recognizes an individual's competency within an ICAgile discipline. This certification is recognized and respected by Agile thought leaders as an endorsement of genuine competence because it is only awarded to professionals who demonstrate competence real-time in front of an expert panel. The ICE is granted when an individual satisfies three requirements: 

  • Receives credit for a defined set of learning objectives within a track
  • Demonstrates significant experience within the discipline described by the track
  • Passes a competency-based evaluation

*You can take all of the courses needed to qualify for expert certification in the following disciplines at a discounted rate with our ICAgile Fast Tracks:

  • Delivery Management
  • Agile Testing
  • Agile Coaching
  • DevOps

Master Your Craft:

The ICAgile Certified Master Agilist (ICM) is the consortium's highest credential, designed to recognize mastery in multiple Agile disciplines. To apply for the ICM, the candidate needs to have earned at least two expert-level certifications. Candidates are then invited to an in-person demonstration of mastery in their relevant disciplines to an evaluation panel. 

Find your ICAgile Certification Course:


Learn more about ICAgile Expert Tracks:


We proudly offer the following ICAgile-accredited courses: 


ICPICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)

Currently, ASPE offers one course that ICAgile has approved to provide the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) designation:

Agile Boot Camp 

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ICAgile BVAICAgile Certified Professional in Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA)

Currently, ASPE offers two courses that have been approved to offer the ICP-BVA:

Business Analysis in Agile Projects

The ICP-BVA certification focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset and key Agile practices designed to emphasize customer value. It also looks at creating organizational and team environments conducive to frequent and transparent collaboration between the business and development teams. The learning objectives highlight specific techniques and practices such as lightweight requirements, prioritization methods, progressive elaboration, product/project roadmapping, story mapping, effective user stories and acceptance criteria. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in value-based Agile solutions delivery.

Business Value Analysis

As a stepping-stone towards becoming a Value Manager, the BVA course focuses not only on skills and techniques but also on the mindset shift for the analyst in an Agile environment. The course includes tools and techniques to gather requirement details in an iterative fashion – at the right time and at the right level. The learner will develop an appreciation for Value Management as an Agile discipline and craft. 

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ICP TSTICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST)

Currently, ASPE offers one course that have been approved to offer the ICP-TST:

Agile Testing

The ICP-TST certification focuses primarily on Agile testing techniques and processes in addition to the mindset and role of an Agile tester. Learning outcomes include the ability to distinguish and “Agilize” the different types testing on an Agile project, and to understand how business, development and testing personnel best collaborate on an Agile development cadence. In addition, students will learn Agile test strategies and techniques related to release planning, testing within iterations, regression testing, performance testing, pre-deployment and production support testing. 

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ICP APMICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (ICP-APM)

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-APM:

Agile Project Management

The ICP-APM certification will make sure you are equipped with techniques and strategies for successfully managing Lean and Agile projects. You will gain actual practice in the role of an Agile project manager,using Agile practices to achieve desired outcomes. This certification also takes a much more in-depth look at the fundamental Agile concepts of adaptive planning, customer collaboration and value-driven delivery in dynamic and sometimes highly constrained environments.

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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-ATF:

Agile Team Facilitation

The ICP-ATF is one of two Continuing Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the Agile Coaching Track. It focuses primarily on the mindset and role of an agile team facilitator, while also providing group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Through obtaining this certification, the learner will develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams. In addition, participants will update their facilitator toolkits and gain practical experience leveraging them to facilitate specific agile practices towards successful team outcomes.

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ICP-ACC

ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-ACC:

Agile Coaching Workshop

The ICP-ACC certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. You will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, consulting, teaching and coaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an Agile team. 

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ICAgile Certified Professional in Foundations of DevOps (ICP-FDO)ICP-FDO

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-FDO:

DevOps Implementation Boot Camp

The ICP-FDO is one of two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the DevOps Track. This certification provides an overview of core concepts for DevOps and is geared towards a broad audience of professionals, technical and non-technical. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in DevOps concepts and ingredients for a successful transition.

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 ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation (ICP-ATA)ICP ATA

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-ATA: 

Test Automation Boot Camp

The ICP-ATA is one of two Continuing Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the Agile Testing Track. The certification focuses primarily on test automation from an agile tester’s perspective as opposed to a programmer’s perspective. Students will learn how to set up an overall test automation strategy, including determining which types of tests are better suited for automated versus manual execution. The certification also highlights strategies for creating automated story and feature tests as well as system and integration tests.

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ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) ICP BAF

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-BAF: 

Business Agility Foundation (ICP-BAF)

The ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) is intended to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality. Earning this cerfitication shows that you have the mindset and skills to make Agile business decisions in today's dynamic and fast-paced business climate. ICP-BAF certified individuals will be prepared to gear an Agile practice towards customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.

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ICAgile Certified Professional in Enterprise Product Ownership (ICP-EPO) ICP EPO

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-EPO: 

Enterprise Product Ownership (ICP-EPO)

The ICP-EPO certification focuses on the behaviors and skills necessary to transform an output-based enterprise into an impact and outcome-driven enterprise. It also looks at eliminating silos to organize initiatives around value-delivery. The learning objectives highlight techniques and practices to help define value in alignment with corporate vision and strategy, to engage stakeholders at broad levels, and to measure customer value at scale.

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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Talent (ICP-TAL) ICP TAL

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-TAL: 

Facilitating the Agile Culture Change

This certification is aimed at people who are in what organizations traditionally call the Human Resources (HR) domain. They are part of an organization aiming to adopt Agile thinking and practices, irrespective of their industry. Participants will come away with the knowledge necessary to tackle new ways of thinking and working equipped with people engagement practices that are more humanistic and values-based.

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ICAgile Certified Professional in Implementing DevOps (ICP-IDO)ICP IDO Certification

Currently, ASPE offers one course that has been approved to offer the ICP-IDO: 

Continuous Delivery Workshop

This certification takes a hands-on approach to planning, building, monitoring, and maturing a DevOps pipeline.  Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation for implementing DevOps in their organizations and will become well-versed in avoiding common pitfalls and overcoming obstacles to DevOps implementations.

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We offer the following ICAgile Expert Tracks: 

ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)       ICAgile ICE-AC

To obtain the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), a candidate must demonstrate competency in the discipline of Agile Coaching and Facilitation to a review committee of three industry-recognized experts. The candidate will be evaluated via an interactive virtual session with the review committee.

Process for becoming ICE-AC Certified:

  1. Earn All Prerequisite Certifications
  2. Build Competence
    • Recommended 1-2 years of Agile Coaching experience
    • Six months of active practice after earning ICP-ATF and ICP-ACC
    • Agile Coaching experience must include three or more teams
  3. Apply
  4. Sit Before a Panel of Experts
    • Present video evidence and answer questions
    • Live demonstration of professional coaching and mentoring
    • Receive same day feedback from panel

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ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Testing (ICE-AT)ICAgile ICE-AT

To obtain the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Testing (ICE-AT), a candidate must demonstrate competency in the discipline of Agile Testing and Test Automation to a review committee of three industry-recognized experts. The candidate will be evaluated via an interactive virtual session with the review committee.

Process to Become ICE-AT Certified:

  1. Earn All Prerequisite Certifications          
  2. Build Competence          
    • Recommended 1-2 years of Agile testing experience OR    
    • Six months of active practice after earning ICP-TST and ICP-ATA
  3. Apply
  4. Sit Before a Panel of Experts          
    • Present video evidence and answer questions 
    • Live demonstration of professional coaching and mentoring  
    • Receive same day feedback from panel 

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