Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification

Lead change in a lean-agile transformation by becoming a SAFe Program Consultant

Lead the lean-Agile transformation. Become a skilled SAFe® Program Consultant by getting a better understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework. Learn how to lead teams through a SAFe transformation in enterprises with distributed workforces. Learn and teach to design Agile Release Trains in SAFe enterprises with the SPC certification. This four-day, interactive SAFe SPC course includes engaging real-world simulations and activities, you will learn to build the skills needed to coach teams through a SAFe transformation. Understand the different roles in SAFe, and how successful solutions are developed in a SAFe environment in the SAFe SPC Training. The Certified SAFe® Program Consultant is a designation offered by Scaled Agile, Inc. to practitioners who complete a four-day SPC training by a SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer and demonstrate their understanding by passing the SAFe® Program Consultant certification exam. Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and SAFe® Program Consultant are registered trademarks owned by Scaled Agile, Inc. Theeduplus is a Gold SPCT Partner of Scaled Agile, Inc..

Course Modules

Learning Objective:

Refresh your fundamental knowledge of SAFe practices and the components that go into a SAFe Transformation.
  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Trains
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building a Lean Portfolio
  • Leading the Transformation

Learning Objective:

Learn the steps in Implementing SAFe across the organization, the steps to be followed and getting the SPC credential.
  • Reaching the SAFe® Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Sustaining and Improving
  • Becoming a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC)
  • More details on SAFe Agile Product Management can be found on Scaled Agile, Inc.

Coaching SAFe Transformation

Learn how to coach a SAFe transformation and lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation.

Launching Agile Release Trains

Learn about the different steps involved in launching an agile release train.

Identifying Value Streams

Identify, map and manage value streams so that the right values can be prioritized.

Agile Product Strategy

Learn how to build and deliver solutions with Agile Product Delivery effectively.

Value Creation Roadmaps

Develop roadmaps for value creation and keep managing them to evolve tactfully.

Understanding Roles

Learn how to identify and understand each role within a SAFe implementation.

SPC Certification Course

An SPC Certification is an advanced certification in Scaled Agile. SPCs or SAFe Program Consultants are critical to successful SAFe Implementation. An SPC Certification validates the knowledge and ability of a professional to undertake a SAFe transformation.
Our SAFe Program Consultant training aims to equip you with all the skills to be an effective SAFe Program Consultant in a SAFe enterprise. In this engaging and interactive 32-hour program, you will develop many practical skills like:
  • Coaching a SAFe transformation.
  • Launching Agile Release Trains.
  • Identifying Value Streams.
  • Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery.
  • Empowering a Lean portfolio.
  • Understand roles in a SAFe implementation.

The SAFe Program Consultant Certification is designed to equip you with all the skills you need to enable in delivering SAFe coaching across your Enterprise.

Successful completion of this SPC training course satisfies the requirement for the SAFe Program Consultant certification and prepares you to pass the exam the very first time.

As a SAFe Program Consultant, you will enable trainings across the organization to implement SAFe practices and ensure the practices are being continued over time. The certification will set you apart from your peers, delivering career growth benefits in a role that is high in demand.

The Implementing SAFe Certification Cost can vary according to your location. To check what the relevant rates are in your location, please check the schedule page.

All professionals keen on bettering their understanding of a SAFe environment are welcome to attend this course. This is an advanced certification. To qualify for certification a candidate will have to meet the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

Once you have completed the SAFe Program Consultant certification, you can take on senior roles adding value across teams and at the program level, accelerating the benefits of SAFe implementation across the enterprise.

To further enhance your SAFe skills, you can consider pursuing the following certification:

  • SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)

Yes, Scaled Agile is the preferred scaling framework for organizations across industries. SPCs play a key role in successful SAFe implementation. With a SAFe SPC Certification you can prove your knowledge and ability to lead SAFe transformation across an organization.

A SAFe SPC is an advanced designation in Scaled Agile. Certified SPCs make $126.000 annually on an average.

The SAFe Program Consultant course has been thoughtfully designed to help you prepare for the SAFe Program Consultant exam. By the end of the course, you will be well versed with all the principles and practices of a SAFe transformation. You will be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream identification
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Act as a SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe® roles in the enterprise

The right SAFe certification for you will depend on your current role in your organization, your area of interest and your previous experience. Scaled Agile can suggest what the most appropriate SAFe certification for you is on this page.

Not at all. Professionals in IT industries or non-IT industries who want to learn how to coach people in Agile practices in a SAFe environment can take up this course. This includes:

  • Professional Service Consultants
  • Internal Change Agents
  • Agile Working Groups
  • Business and Technology Executives
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Enterprise and Solution Architects

For SPCs to train RTEs they must meet the following guidelines prescribed by Scaled Agile Inc.

  • Have attended an RTE course and passed the RTE exam
  • Have launched and sustained an Agile Release Train (ART) for three or more consecutive Program Increments (PIs) following the PI Implementation Toolkit guidelines
  • li>Have taught five or more SAFe® courses with an average student feedback score of 4.0 or higher
  • Once they meet the above criteria they must register for an RTE Trainer Enablement Learning Plan on the Scaled Agile Community Platform.

SAFe Program Consultant Certification

Scaled Agile, Inc. is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the most popular method for scaling agile at the enterprise level. SAFe was initially released in 2011 by Dean Leffingwell as a knowledgebase for enterprises to adopt Agile.

No, you cannot get certified without taking the course. Scaled Agile, Inc. believes in true learning which can only be gained through in-person SPC training and hands-on experience given by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT). So, if you want to get certified as a SAFe Program Consultant, you need to attend the 32-hour SAFe Program Consultant training.

The SAFe Program Consultant certification includes the following:

  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant Certificate (PDF format)
  • Certified SAFe Product Consultant Digital Badge
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Access to SAFe events and Meetup groups
  • Various SAFe learning resources

SAFe SPC Certification is awarded to SAFe professionals who undertake the Implementing SAFe course and validates their knowledge by clearing the SPC Exam.

Here are the steps to get SAFe Program Consultant certification:

  • Get trained by an authorized training partner of Scaled Agile, Inc. Attend the 32-hour training delivered by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) who is also an expert practitioner.
  • On successful completion of the four-day SPC training, you will receive information on the exam along with your login credentials, directly from Scaled Agile.
  • Log in using your credentials and take the two-hour, 60-MCQ online closed-book exam.
  • Clear the exam and get 45 out of 60 questions right to pass the SAFe Program Consultant exam.
  • On passing the exam, you become a Certified SAFe Program Consultant. You will receive your PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days.

Yes, on completing the course, you will receive a course completion certificate from Theeduplus.

To get certified you will have to attend 32 hours of training by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) followed by an exam to demonstrate your SAFe knowledge. Once you pass the exam you will be certified as a SAFe Program Consultant.

No, your certificate will not mention the mode in which you have attended the course. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.

The Scaled Agile framework is not a static framework, it incorporates the contributions of professionals who share their ideas and practical experiences. This keeps the framework developing over the years. Renewal of your certification becomes essential to ensure that you are keeping up with the latest best practices in SAFe and your commitment to professional excellence.

The SAFe Program Consultant certification needs to be renewed every year. The cost of renewal is set at $895 per year. This includes membership of the SAFe Community Platform.

Here are the steps to renew your certification:

  • Log in to the SAFe Community platform using your credentials.
  • Click on the "Renew" button next to your certification (located at the top of the homepage)
  • You will then be presented with the payment Screen (Shopping Cart), allowing you to complete the SPC Certification process.


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