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ICAgile Certified Expert in Product Ownership (ICE-PO)


Today, the Agile industry tends to reserve the “expert” label for people who gain exposure in the community by writing great blogs, speaking at conferences and publishing agile books. While this is certainly a significant contribution to the community, we believe that there are great agilists within organizations who live agile every day and make exceptional contributions on the ground, where it matters most.

In light of this, ICAgile seeks to provide the industry with two things: (1) a Learning Roadmap for people to acquire knowledge and build capability in agile, and (2) a means of recognizing expertise through real-world experience and demonstration of capability. ICAgile offers ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE) level certifications for various disciplines across the Learning Roadmap (e.g., Agile Coaching, Agile Testing, etc.)

To obtain the ICAgile Certified Expert in Product Ownership (ICE-PO), a candidate must demonstrate competency in the discipline of value management to a review committee of three industry-recognized experts. The candidate will be evaluated via an interactive virtual session with the review committee.


Product Ownership

The fee for an ICE certification is $1275 USD. The first $300 is paid to reserve a review session with the panel and the remaining balance is paid upon successful completion of the Expert Panel assessment. Rather than paying renewal fee, ICE holders are required to submit 12 mentoring hours per year. These hours can be met by helping other ICE candidates prepare and serving on ICE-PO evaluation committees.




Build competence.

  • Recommended 2-3 years of combined business analysis and/or portfolio management and/or product ownership experience
  • Six months active practice after earning ICP-APO and ICP-EPO



  • Submit at least three references (preferably from more than one organization)
  • Prepare recording of candidate conducting a stakeholder interview
  • Review a given case study scenario


Sit before a panel of experts.

  • Present video evidence and answer questions
  • Live value management simulation
  • Case study discussion
  • Receive same day feedback from panel
Getting Started

If you are interested in pursuing the ICAgile Expert Certification in Product Ownership (ICE-PO) expert certification, we invite you to apply for the ICE-PO certification after earning the prerequisite certifications, at which point we will follow up with specific guidelines, processes, and next steps.