The International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is an internationally recognised, independent accreditation and certification body. ICAgile focus on advancing high-quality agile learning by ensuring courses align with learning objectives as defined by industry experts.  

Accreditation: ICAgile accredits through a series of interviews, course reviews and a matrix assessment against ICAgile’s defined learning objectives. This accreditation then provides international recognition for organisations and their courses and trainers who have aligned their material to the ICAgile learning objectives as defined by industry experts (50+). This helps you to know that the training you are looking to invest in is internationally recognised.

ICAgile offers two levels of certification: professional and expert. The professional-level certifications recognise knowledge acquisition and the expert-level evaluates a learner's competency and proficiency.


ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)

ICAgile certification begins with the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP). The ICP recognises learning that focuses on agile values and principles at a foundational level.

We currently offer the following ICP programs:

  • Agile Product Ownership
  • Agile Project and Delivery Management
  • Delivery at Scale
  • Agile Team Facilitation
  • Agile Coaching
  • Agile Programming
  • Agile Testing
  • Agile Test Automation
  • Foundation of DevOps
  • Implementing DevOps
  • Business Agility Foundations
  • Agility in Marketing
  • Agility in Human Resources
  • Product Management



ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)

We offer two courses that have been approved to offer the ICP-APO:

The ICP's learning objectives focus on the agile mindset, values, principles and foundational concepts. They are grounded in what it means to be agile and achieve organisational agility without specific focus on any single agile methodology or framework. Upon earning this certification, the student will understand the history of agile, the importance of “being” as well as “doing” agile, key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, and how to cultivate collaboration with customers, within organisations, and within teams. 


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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)

We offer two courses that have been approved to offer the ICP-APO:

The ICP-APO is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Product Ownership Track. The certification focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset, and key agile practices designed to emphasise customer value. It also looks at creating organisational and team environments conducive to frequent and transparent collaboration between the business and development teams. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in value-based agile solutions delivery.




ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Project and Delivery Management (ICP-APM)

The ICP-APM certification will make sure you are equipped with techniques and strategies for successfully managing Lean and agile projects. You will gain actual practice in the role of an agile project manager, using Agile practices to achieve desired outcomes. This certification also takes a much more in-depth look at the fundamental Agile concepts of adaptive planning, customer collaboration and value-driven delivery in dynamic and sometimes highly constrained environments.


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ICAgile Certified Professional in Delivery at Scale (ICP-DAS)

The ICP-DAS certification focuses on applying agile management principles beyond projects to programs, portfolios and the broader organisational context. You can expect to learn about industry-leading scaling frameworks and lean principles and how they can help you to eliminate waste and maximise value-delivery across your organisation.



ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

The ICP-ATF certification focuses on primarily on the mindset and role of an agile team facilitator, while also providing group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Through obtaining this certification, the learner will develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams. In addition, participants will update their facilitator toolkits and gain practical experience leveraging them to facilitate specific agile practices towards successful team outcomes.  



ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

The ICP-ACC certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. You will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, consulting, teaching and coaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team. This certification introduces participants to team development concepts around starting and growing teams while paying particular attention to team dynamics and the surrounding organisational system. 



ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Programming (ICP-PRG)

The ICP-PRG certification focuses on helping developers embrace the agile mindset as it relates to software engineering. It concentrates on the skills and tools needed to inspect and adapt code efficiently and effectively to accommodate new insights, product changes, and technical innovations. Refactoring, Unit Tests, Test-Driven Development, and the basics of good design are just some of the topics covered in order to equip developers to write high-quality code that is easily understood, changed, and maintained. This certification also focuses on the importance of and techniques for effective developer collaboration within and across agile teams. 


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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Software Design (ICP-ASD)

The ICP-ASD focuses on technical design with an emphasis on simplicity and architecting for a low cost of change. The course emphasizes design patterns and teaches developers how to do the right level of design at the right time within the development cycle. Learners will also spend considerable time exploring the value of a system that is test-driven, or uses a “test-first” approach. An important part of this certification is to develop not only an understanding of the technical aspects of agile engineering and continuous delivery tools but also approaches for structuring work in a more agile manner to respond to customer goals and lower technical risk. A goal of this certification is for students to become well versed in effective approaches to agile software design and engineering, with an emphasis on building in quality and lowering the cost of change. 



ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST)

The ICP-TST certification focuses primarily on agile testing techniques and processes in addition to the mindset and role of an agile tester. Learning outcomes include the ability to distinguish and “Agilize” the different types testing on an agile project, and to understand how business, development and testing personnel best collaborate on an agile development cadence. In addition, students will learn Agile test strategies and techniques related to release planning, testing within iterations, regression testing, performance testing, pre-deployment and production support testing.



ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation (ICP-ATA)

The ICP-ATA certification focuses primarily on test automation from an agile tester’s perspective as opposed to a programmer’s perspective. Students will learn how to set up an overall test automation strategy, including determining which types of tests are better suited for automated versus manual execution. The certification also highlights strategies for creating an automated story and feature tests as well as system and integration tests. 



ICAgile Certified Professional in Foundation of DevOps (ICP-FDO)

The ICP-FDO certification provides an overview of core concepts for DevOps. The learning objectives encompass the business case for DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, accompanying cultural changes, operational considerations and configuration management.


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ICAgile Certified Professional in Implementing DevOps (ICP-IDO)

The ICP-IDO certification takes a hands-on approach to planning, building, monitoring, and maturing a DevOps pipeline. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation for implementing DevOps in their organisations and will become well-versed in avoiding common pitfalls and overcoming obstacles to DevOps implementations.



ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF)

The ICP-BAF certification focusses on equipping participants with new knowledge, tools, and techniques pertaining to business agility. It is intended to jumpstart the organisational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality. 


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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agility in HR (ICP-AHR)

This certification is designed for those in the Human Resources or Learning and Development domain whose organisation is aiming to adopt Agile thinking and practices, irrespective of their industry. Participants will come away with the knowledge necessary to tackle new ways of thinking and working equipped with people engagement practices that are more humanistic and values-based.



ICAgile Certified Professional in Agility in Marketing (ICP-MKG)

This certification is designed for those within the marketing function who are actively adopting agile thinking and practices. Following the completion of this certification, marketers will be able to articulate and implement agile ways of thinking and working, allowing them to deliver more responsive, customer-centric business outcomes.



ICAgile Certified Professional in Product Management (ICP-PDM)

This certification focuses on the skills required to identify and understand customers as well as discover and deliver winning products. Product management differs from product ownership in that Product Management takes a more strategic and external-facing view of the product life cycle while product ownership focuses more on the collaboration needed within the organisation to build a product or suite of products.


ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE)

The ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE) certifications are extremely prestigious and are only awarded to individuals who demonstrate competence in a given track via a rigorous review process in front of a panel of industry-recognised experts.

Currently, we offer ICAgile Certified Expert designation in these areas:

  • Agile Product Ownership
  • Agile Coaching
  • Agile Engineering
  • Agile Testing
  • DevOps


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