The SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) certification is the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. The SPCT program recognizes individuals who demonstrate superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework®. SPCTs become the leading change agents in an organization’s Lean-Agile transformation and implementation. What’s more, SPCTs have a proven track record as expert trainers. They are the only ones authorized to train aspiring SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs).

Only Scaled Agile Gold Partners may nominate candidates for the SPCT Program. If you believe that you are qualified to be an SPCT, your Gold Partner employer must nominate you. 

General Experience and Education

  • 15 years of tech industry experience
  • Five years of Agile experience
  • Five years of software development/ systems engineering experience and/or product manager/product owner experience
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CST, CSM, CSPO, PMI/ACP, LKU, PSM, PMP)
  • Bachelors or better academic degree or equivalent in technology or business
  • One year or more full time employment by the Gold partner

SAFe Experience

  • One year minimum as an SPC (early adopter of the latest version of SAFe preferred)
  • 80 days of SAFe training and consulting experience in the past 12 months with two or more organizations (experience with two latest versions of SAFe preferred)
  • Meets nomination field experience requirements and acceptance criteria

Strong Training Skills

  • Three years of training experience with high feedback scores

Strong Consulting Skills

  • Five years of consulting experience (three years at the leadership level)