SEUs are Scrum Education Units.
They were created by the Scrum Alliance to foster continuous learning and reward Scrum Alliance members with benefits for investing in their self-development and professional progression.
1 SEU is equivalent to roughly 1 hour of investment in personal development.
If you read a Scrum related book, and the book takes you 8 hours to complete then you can make a note of it on the Scrum Alliance website and be awarded 8 SEUs.
If you attend a Scrum Alliance event, a conference, or a webinar you can also log these hours toward your Scrum Education Units.
It is a great way for you to track how much time and effort you are investing in your personal development and can be used as evidence in your peer reviews and appraisals.
Alternatively, they can also be used in your resume or interviews as a demonstration of your commitment to continuous learning and improvement within your career.
When you train as a Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Product Owner, you are awarded a Scrum Alliance membership with login details to their website.
At each opportunity, you simply update your resume online as well as your Scrum Education Units to qualify for more advanced courses such as the Advanced Certified Scrum Master and Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner courses.
Scrum Alliance award you with a digital certification badge which appears in your LinkedIn profile and is available to companies who you are recruiting for as a potential employee or contractor.
So, in short, SEUs are validation of your scrum education and commitment to continuous improvement.
Frequently Asked Scrum Master Questions
- What is Scrum?
- What is a Scrum Team?
- Do Scrum Masters work outside of Software environments?
- Do I need project management experience to become a Scrum Master?
- How does a Scrum Master differ from a Project Manager?
- Is the Scrum Master a member of the development team?
- What is the difference between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner?
- What is the Agile Manifesto?
- What are 3 traits of a good Scrum Master?
- Are there different levels of seniority amongst Scrum Masters?
- Can you create a Scrum environment in a company that isn’t Agile?
- Do I need to be a developer to be a Scrum Master for a software development team?
- How will I know if a Scrum Master role is a good fit for me?
- Must you be an expert in Scrum to become a Scrum Master?
- What are career opportunities for a Scrum Master?
- What do Scrum Masters do?
- What is a daily scrum and do Scrum Masters lead them?
Frequently asked Training and Certification questions
- Do you get course materials and textbooks on the CSM course?
- How well does a CSM course prepare you to be a Scrum Master?
- How well recognised and respected is the Certified Scrum Master course?
- What do I need to know before signing up on the CSM course?
- What is a Certified Scrum Master?
- What is a good certification path for a Scrum Master?
- What will you learn on a CSM course?
- Will I be able to lead a scrum team after doing a CSM course?
- Are there different Scrum Master certifications and how do they differ?
- Do companies invest in CSM courses or is it predominantly individuals?
- How long is the CSM course and how is it configured?
- Is the CSM course theoretical or practical?
- Is there an alumni group for CSM graduates?
- Is there an exam I need to pass to become a Certified Scrum Master?
- What can I do with a CSM credential?
- What is my earning potential as a Certified Scrum Master?
- Can a Scrum Master also be a line manager?
- I have experience as a Scrum Master, do I still need to do the CSM to do the ACSM?
- How do you progress as a Scrum Master?
- I am a project manager, is the CSM a good fit for me?
- Is there a recommended reading list for Scrum Masters?
- Should I do the CSM or the CSPO course?
- What are SEUs?