You find the requirements for the exam in the Reference Card. Some agile terminology will also be helpful.

Please note that we do not recommend specific books nor articles. We want you to submerge into agile without limiting you. Read books and weblogs, visit seminars and other kinds of agile events, talk to people who practice agility, and best of all, start being involved in agile yourself!

Test yourself with the sample exam and find our if you passed by reading the answers afterwards. Please note that this sample exam does NOT include any questions from the “real” exam. It is meant just to give you an impression of the kind of questions that will be asked and to practice answering 60 questions in 60 minutes.

Also be aware that there is NO GUARANTEE that you will pass the exam even after attending a 2-day training. We have no partnerships with specific trainers or training companies because Certify to Inspire is an independent quality label. Both a trainer and you should be very much aware of the exam criteria. Besides that, understanding agile might take a while if you wish to do it properly. We therefore recommend you to dive into multiple sources of knowledge instead of relying on just a few. Use the Reference Card for hints on what to look for.

The exam itself contains questions along the different categories for the exam criteria, including questions with technical content.

Good luck preparing and have some fun along the way!


In order to obtain an Agile Foundation Certificate, you will need to pass a multiple-choice exam which tests your knowledge about agile theory and terminology.

A candidate needs to visit an exam location and answer 60 multiple-choice questions within 60 consecutive minutes. The exam is currently paper-based so you need to take a black or blue pen with you. To pass the exam, you need to answer 70% of the questions correctly, which means 42 out of 60. Each question has four possible answers, including one correct answer.

Within two weeks after the exam, you will be informed about the results. If you pass, you will receive a certificate by mail.

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