Implementing SAFe® 4.5 with SPC Certification

Learn to Teach Leading SAFe and Certify Others

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Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).

You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your enterprise.


This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents and consultants responsible for implementing agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers and Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE), Agile Working Group


All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4.5 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 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

Upon Achieving SPC Certification

As a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), you can continue your learning journey by achieving validation to license and teach SAFe courses. Courses available for validation are:

  • Leading SAFe®
  • SAFe® for Teams
  • SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner
  • SAFe® Scrum Master
  • Advanced SAFe® Scrum Master
  • SAFe® Release Train Engineer

You will also receive access to no-cost license materials, videos and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains as well as access to the private SPC Community. Additionally, you will have the option to be included in the SPC directory listing.


Participants of this course will be eligible to apply for 32 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with Project Management Institute® (PMI).

Class registration includes a copy of course materials for personal use along with initial certification and exam fee. A healthy lunch with a vegetarian option is served daily.


To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you should 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® 4.5 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

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