No. It is our belief that true learning requires hands-on practice and in-person training with a CST® or CEC®. The CSM® exam is not offered as a replacement for formal training.
Certification Via Coaching program: CECs may recommend individuals whom they have provided 25 hours of face- to-face, one-on-one, or team-sized Scrum coaching for Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification. Individuals recommended for the CSM certification must pass the CSM exam. In order to recommend individuals for the CSPO certification, the participating CEC must hold the CSPO certification.