SAFe Certification Courses

Learn the Scaled Agile Framework® from experts with real-world experience

To be successful with the Scaled Agile Framework®, you need to know more than the theory — you need to know how to apply what you learn in the real world. That’s why our teaching approach puts practical application at the center our methodology. And our instructors don’t just know the curriculum — they’ve led SAFe® transformations in large organizations.

Our lead trainer and practice leader is Phil Gardiner, SPCT, a well-known leader in the Scaled Agile community who has helped hundreds of SAFe practitioners reach their career objectives. In addition to Phil’s considerable experience, our founder and Chairman, Luke Hohmann, was a Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile who wrote substantial portions of popular certification courses. You can find information on our other SAFe instructors at the bottom of this page.

If you are ready to take the next step in your SAFe learning journey, please see the list of upcoming courses below. Or, if you are interested in organizing a private training for your team, please contact us to design a customized SAFe training engagement or workshop that will fit your needs.

SAFe Certification

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Upcoming SAFe Certification Courses

Leading SAFe 5.1 | San Diego (remote)

August 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT

SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager | San Diego (remote)

August 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT

SAFe Agile Product Management (5.1) | Dallas (remote)

August 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Implementing SAFe 5.1 | Dallas (remote)

August 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

SAFe Release Train Engineer 5.1 | Dallas (remote)

August 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

SAFe Scrum Master | San Diego (remote)

August 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Lean Portfolio Management (5.1) | San Diego (remote)

August 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT

SAFe Release Train Engineer 5.1 | Washington (remote)

August 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Leading SAFe 5.1 | San Diego (remote)

August 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Implementing SAFe 5.1 | Dallas (remote)

August 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Private SAFe Training & Workshops

Agile Product Management

Getting Started with LPM

Value Stream Identification

LACE Kick-off

Lean Portfolio Management Certification

Release Train Engineer Certification

Any SAFe® course

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SAFe Instructors

Phil Gardiner
Phil GardinerSAFe Program Consultant Trainer
Bryan Vaughn
Bryan VaughnSAFe Program Consultant Trainer
Luke Hohmann
Luke HohmannSAFe Contributor and SAFe Program Consultant
Jennifer Fawcett
Jennifer FawcettSAFe Fellow & Consultant
Rachele Maurer
Rachele MaurerSAFe Program Consultant
Travis Moorer
Travis MoorerSAFe Program Consultant
Tony Piazza
Tony PiazzaSAFe Program Consultant
Michael Robertson
Michael RobertsonSAFe Program Consultant

SAFe Certification Course Descriptions

Agile Product Management (APM)

Using Design Thinking to create valuable products in the Lean Enterprise

The Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques.

Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager.

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Implementing SAFe®

Become a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

During this four-day course, attendees learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course — Leading SAFe® — provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Certifying as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

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Leading SAFe®

Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a  Certified SAFe® Agilist.

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Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

Aligning strategy with execution

In this workshop style course delivered in two full-day sessions, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.

Participants in the course have the opportunity to capture the current and the future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. Participants also explore methods to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager.

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Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Facilitating Lean-Agile program execution

Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).

During this three-day course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean- Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

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SAFe for Architects

Align Product Management and Architecture

In SAFe®, architects play a key role in the trio of leaders that includes product managers and the Release Train Engineer. It’s these people who work together to execute programs and guide Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to enable continuous value flow.

In the SAFe® for Architects course, you’ll get the context you need to align architecture with business value. You’ll understand how system, solution, and enterprise architects collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. And you’ll get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Architect.

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SAFe Scrum Master

Coach High-Performing Agile Teams

The Scrum Master is a servant-leader who facilitates and coaches the Agile Team towards high-performance execution in a Lean-Agile environment.  This challenging role requires a deep understanding of team facilitation, support of PI Planning and execution, and coaching of the team towards relentless improvement.

The SAFe Scrum Master course covers the tactical skills to be an effective Scrum Master in a SAFe organization — and gives you the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

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