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Start your agile learning journey with ICAgile today

We believe that individuals and organizations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” Therefore, we recommend you start by successfully completing an Agile Fundamentals course which grants the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification. As an entry-level certification, the ICP signals an individual's intent to start their agile learning journey and become a professional in the agile space. If you already have a strong grasp of agile fundamentals and you have earned other industry-recognized certifications, we encourage you to apply for the ICP certification through the Equivalent Prior Learning (EPL) process. This ensures that everyone embarking on the ICAgile learning journey has a consistent foundation.

New to Agile? Start with Agile Fundamentals

Agile Fundamentals is the first step in the ICAgile learning journey. This entry point is unique in the industry in that it takes a methodology-neutral, mindset-based approach to agility. After all, it is not just about doing agile. It is about being agile.

 

While earning an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) designation is not a requirement to pursue any knowledge-based certifications on our various learning tracks, we highly recommend it as a first step. This ensures a consistent foundation - one that is rooted in an agile mindset - across all students who embark on a learning journey with ICAgile.

 

Find an ICAgile-accredited Agile Fundamentals class near you. After successfully completing the course, you will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification.

Familiar With Agile Approaches? Continue Your Learning Journey

If you are familiar with agile approaches, we recommend continuing your agile learning journey by embarking on one or more of our learning tracks (e.g., Agile Coaching, Agile Engineering, etc.) and working toward an ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE) designation.

 

The ICAgile Certified Expert designation is only awarded to professionals who demonstrate competence in a chosen discipline. This prestigious certification is internationally recognized and respected by industry thought leaders. A prerequisite for all expert-level certifications is earning the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) designation. You can earn the ICP certification by successfully completing an ICAgile-accredited Agile Fundamentals class or by demonstrating your knowledge of Agile Fundamentals through the Equivalent Prior Learning (EPL) process.

 

The EPL process is only available to professionals who already have a strong grasp of Agile Fundamentals. This process was designed to help experienced practitioners, who have mastered the concepts in Agile Fundamentals and are working toward the ICE designation, earn the required ICP certification without taking an ICAgile-accredited Agile Fundamentals class. The ICP certification is only awarded to applicants who successfully meet ICAgile’s Learning Outcomes for Agile Fundamentals.

 

Follow these steps to apply for your ICP via the EPL process:

 

  1. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $125 USD. This is a non-refundable fee, regardless of the outcome of your application. Therefore, you should be confident in your understanding of Agile Fundamentals before submitting your payment.
  2. Complete the online application documenting any agile industry certifications you’ve earned and answering open-ended questions. Your answers will be reviewed by ICAgile to assess your understanding of Agile Fundamentals. Please provide thorough and original answers. Applications that show any evidence of plagiarism will be rejected. Also, please check to confirm that you do not already have the ICP certification associated with a separate account before applying. After you submit your application, ICAgile will review it and notify you of our deicsion within 7-10 business days. 
  3. View the ICAgile Orientation Video. If your application is approved, you will receive a link to a 30-minute ICAgile orientation video providing a comprehensive overview of ICAgile, the benefits of ICAgile membership, and other key points included in ICAgile-accredited classes. If your application is rejected, you will no longer be able to proceed with the EPL process and you will only be able to earn the ICP certification by attending an ICAgile-accredited Agile Fundamentals class.
  4. Successfully complete an ICAgile-accredited class beyond Agile Fundamentals. To receive the ICP certification through the EPL process, you will also be required to earn a certification from any of the learning tracks (e.g., ICP-ACC). Because ICAgile created the EPL process as an alternate entry point to its learning paths, continuing learning on one of these paths is required in order to use the EPL process to achieve status as an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP).
  5. Earn your ICP certification. After successfully completing these steps, ICAgile will grant you the ICP certification.

Which track is right for me?

This track was developed for Agile Coaches and aspiring Agile Coaches, including beginning Scrum Masters looking to take the next step. Agile Project Managers, Analysts, and agile team members with the desire to explore the power of facilitation and coaching also stand to gain from this track. 
This track was developed for Software Developers, Technical Architects, Development Managers, Test Engineers, Technical Team Leads or other team members involved in technical design and development who would like to increase their agile engineering knowledge.
This track was developed for Testers, Test Engineers, Analysts, Developers, Test Managers, or anyone aspiring to these roles with a passion for software quality and a desire to learn and practice agile test automation.
This track was developed for anyone who wants to challenge their current paradigms and bring innovation to their work. Future certifications along this track will cater to specific organizational disciplines such as talent management, marketing, etc.
This track was developed for senior managers new to agile and adaptive management styles, project or mid-level managers in agile organizations ready to grow their agile delivery management skills, and entrepreneurs looking for tools to enable a balance between flexible leadership and organizational discipline. Scrum Masters, Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, and Agile Coaches who are passionate about empowering organizations and teams will also find this track rewarding.
This track was developed for Developers, Testers, Operations leads and team members, Managers, Agile Coaches, or anyone currently undergoing or considering a DevOps transition.
This track was developed for Agile Coaches who have completed the Agile Coaching track who wish to take their skills to the enterprise-level find this track most appealing. Also, anyone with a strong background in change management and/or organizational design and a curiosity about agile approaches at the enterprise-level will benefit from this certification.
This track was developed for Business Analysts, Product Owners, Product Managers, Business Subject Matter Experts, and those in roles responsible for maximizing value at scale. Also, anyone with a curiosity about agile approaches to value-driven delivery will benefit from this track.

FAQ

ICAgile is an accreditation and certification body, not a training organization. We work with training providers to accredit their courses against proven learning objectives. You can register for an ICAgile-accredited course with one of our 100+ Member Organizations (MOs). Please visit our class schedule to find upcoming course offerings near you.
The cost of your training will depend on which Member Organization (MO) you choose. Please visit our class schedule to find pricing and promotions for specific classes.
No. ICAgile does not have a certification renewal fee. Our goal is to help people go on an Agile learning journey. Therefore, we encourage professionals to take the next step by pursuing other ICAgile certifications across our Learning Roadmap.
Yes; many Member Organizations (MOs) offer online classes. Please visit our class schedule and look for classes that list "Computer" or "Online" under the location category.
To earn an ICAgile certification, you must successfully compete an ICAgile-accredited class. During the class, you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and agile mindset. Our goal is to ensure that students learn how to be agile while doing agile. Because each ICAgile-accredited course is unique to the training provider who is delivering it, it is up to the training provider to determine how they want to assess their students (e.g., in-class activities, group exercises, etc.). ICAgile does not administer or require a specific exam to become certified. Students who successfully complete a course for certification will receive an invitation from us to view their transcript and to claim their certification on ICAgile.com.
ICE certifications are recognized and respected by Agile thought leaders as an endorsement of genuine competence. They are only awarded to professionals who demonstrate competence real-time in front of an expert panel. To qualify, you must satisfy all the learning requirements for a given track. Specifically, you must earn the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification and the two specialty certifications on the track you're interested in. We invite you to"apply, for an ICE certification after meeting these requirements, at which point we will follow up with specific guidelines, processes, and next steps.