SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM)

Agile Methodology

SAFe SSM Certification BadgeThe SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Certification demonstrates an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master within a SAFe® enterprise. SSM certified individuals will be able to work as a Scrum Master and facilitate Scrum throughout the entire enterprise level, not just at the team level.

This certification is intended for people new to the role of Scrum Master, or existing Scrum Masters who want to better understand their role within a SAFe® enterprise.

Certification Details

The SAFe® SSM Certification demonstrates the ability to:

  • Perform the role of the Scrum Master in SAFe®
  • Facilitate Iteration Planning and effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Build high performing teams by becoming a servant leader and coach
  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe® enterprise


There are no prerequisites to earning this certification.  However, advanced Scrum Masters who are experienced with SAFe® may be interested in the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification.

Exam Details

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Web-based delivery; Open Book
  • First attempt free within 30 days from course completion date
  • Candidates have 30 days from course completion date to answer all questions and submit their exam
  • 43 questions
  • Passing Score: 31 (72%)

Earn the SSM Certification

The best way to prepare for this certification is to take ASPE's SAFe 5.0 Scrum Master with SSM Certification course. This two-day course will give you an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe® enterprise and prepare you for the certification exam. Click here to see upcoming dates and locations near you.

Courses related to this certification:
  • Training
  • Exam
  • Experience

Certification Cost is Included with Course Tuition

Exam Details

45 multiple choice questions over 1.5 hours in web-based, closed book exam

Required passing score of 33 out of 45 (73%)

Required Experience

Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles; awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and XP; working knowledge of software/hardware development processes

Required Training

Required attendance in SAFe Scrum Master course, accredited by Scaled Agile Institute


$100 Annual Renewal Fee