Leading SAFe® Certification Training

Course 1817

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 15 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 15 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

In this two-day SAFe® certification course, you will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) version 6.0 and its underlying principles derived:

  • Lean
  • Systems thinking
  • Agile development
  • Product development flow
  • DevOps

You will also learn how to:

  • Establish team and technical agility
  • Organize and re-organize around the flow of value
  • Support and execute PI Planning events
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs)

SAFe Certification Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

SAFe Certification Training Information

Benefits of this SAFe training include the following:

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Enable Agile Product Delivery
  • Learn How to Implement Lean Portfolio Management
  • Instruction Provided by Certified SAFe Program Consultants
  • Earn the SAFe Agilist certification
  • Includes 1-year Scaled Agile Membership (for first-time attendees of SAFe courses)
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching


To benefit the most from this course, it's suggested that you have:

  • Five years or more of work in software development, testing, business analysis, and product or project management.
  • Some experience with Scrum.

Certification Information

  • Duration: 90 minutes 
  • Number of Questions: 45 
  • Passing Score: 80% 
  • Delivery: Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed 
  • Access: Practice and certification exams are available in your Scaled Agile Community portal under the course you’re attending.  
  • Cost: Initial cost is included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. 
  • Retake Fee: $50; $250 for SPCs 
  • Retake Policy: First retake may be taken immediately after the first failed attempt. Second retake may be taken 10 days after the first retake. Third retake may be taken 30 days after the second retake. All subsequent retakes require a 30-day wait. 

SAFe Certification Training Outline

In this module, you will learn about:  

  • Recognizing the problem to be solved 
  • Knowing the basic constructs of SAFe 
  • Applying the 1-2-3 implementation strategy

In this module, you will learn about:  

  • SAFe House of Lean 
  • Respect for people and culture 
  • Purpose, Flow, Innovation 
  • Relentless improvement, Leadership 
  • Supporting the Agile Manifesto 

In this module, you will learn how to:  

  • Take an economic view 
  • Apply systems thinking 
  • Assume variability and preserve options 
  • Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles 
  • Base milestones on an objective evaluation of working systems 
  • Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue lengths 
  • Apply cadence and synchronize with cross-domain planning 
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers 
  • Decentralize decision-making 

In this module, you will learn how to:  

  • Create and review draft PI plans 
  • Finalize plans and establish business value 
  • Review final plans and commit to a set of PI Objectives 

In this module, you will learn how to:  

  • Continuously deliver value with Agile Release Trains (ARTs) 
  • Continuously explore customer needs 
  • Develop the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlog 
  • Prioritize the Program Backlog for optimal ROI

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Lead the change 
  • Know the way and emphasize lifelong learning 
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Fund value streams 
  • Empower local decision-making 
  • Provide objective evidence of fitness for purpose 
  • Manage epic-level initiatives responsibly 
  • Forecast predictably 
  • Budget value streams dynamically 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Coordinate and integrate multiple ARTs and Suppliers 
  • Define large solutions 

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SAFe Certification Training FAQs

To get the most value out of this course, we recommend that you have:  

  • Five years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

This course will be most beneficial for professionals in the following roles:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

  • Access to take the exam will be emailed to attendees from Scaled Agile directly. Attendees have 30 days to take the exam. 
  • Exam is closed-book, web-based, and timed (90 minutes). 
  • A score of 76% is needed to pass (34 out of 45). Results are automatically received when the exam is submitted. Printable certificates are available. 
  • The first exam attempt is included as part of the course tuition if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. 

A set of organization and workflow patterns that are intended to guide you in scaling lean and agile practices.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI (Project Management Institute). To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU (Professional Development Units) Resources System.

  • Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System https://ccrs.pmi.org/
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  • Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  • Fill in the date started and date completed
  • Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 15
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 6.00
  • Power Skills PDUs: 6.00
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 3.00
  • PMI Claim Code: 44460OU5T4

First-time attendees of SAFe courses get a 1-year Scaled Agile membership with course attendance. For attendees taking their second course or more, membership will not be extended as a result of taking another course.

Once your membership expires, you will have a few options to renew your membership to maintain your active certifications. You can check out those options at the SAFe Membership FAQ.

Learners can access their learning plans and exams after the instructor has marked their attendance about halfway through their class. The steps are as follows:

  • Login to the SAFe Community. If you do not remember your password, click the "Forgot Password" link to receive a reset email.
  • Select Learn > My Learning from the tabs.
  • Select "In Progress"
  • Select the class that you are looking for. You may have multiple In Progress.
  • The Exam is located at the bottom of the Learning Plan. You are required to complete all required items marked with red asterisks* before you can take the exam.
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