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SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) – Leading and Implementing SAFe

Feb 15, 2022 - 09:00 AM
International Management Forum (IMF)

ZIP: 1092

Ticket Price: 2.995

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – the highest certification in Agile and SAFe

SAFe 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC)SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) are change agents who combine their technical knowledge of SAFe with an intrinsic motivation to improve the company's software and systems development processes. SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) play a critical role in successfully leading and implementing SAFe. As a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) you must be trained for your new role, and acquire the skills and tools needed to execute your responsibilities as well as to coach and teach others to implement and support the change. The best way to achieve this is to follow the leading and implementing SAFe training with SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) certification.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – leading and implementing SAFe

This 4-day SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training prepares you to become a change agent who leads the transformation. You will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You will also learn how to effectively coach programs, to launch Agile Release Trains (ARTs), to build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture and to empower a Lean portfolio.

The first 2 days of the training - Leading SAFe - will provide you with the basics to teach SAFe to others. The final 2 days focus extensively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your organization.

What will you learn in this SPC training?

After the official SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) training (and certification) 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
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe
  • Act as a SAFe 5.1 Lean-Agile Leader (SL) certifying agent

Target group

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training 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, and Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel.

About Scaled Agile and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Scaled Agile is the provider of SAFe, the Scaled Agile Framework. SAFe is the world's leading framework for enterprise agility. Today, SAFe is in its 5.1 iteration and has been adopted by 70% of the Fortune 100. More than 160,000 practitioners in 100+ countries have been trained and certified through a role-based curriculum that features different SAFe certifications.

About the SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam

The SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam is designed to measure knowledge and skills related to the SPC job role. The official SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam is a web-based (single browser), closed book and timed exam. You have 2 hours to complete the exam that consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. The passing score is 75% (45 out of 60 questions). The SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam is included in the training fee if the exam is taken within 30 days after completion of the SPC training. 

SPC exam retake policy

Should you fail the first time, the second attempt of the SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait period. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait period. Each retake attempt costs $ 250.

Prerequisites for the SPC training and exam

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the SPC training, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) certification exam and practice as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC):

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

Advantages of the SPC certification

Passing the SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam will provide you with:

  • A one year membership as a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Access to licensed course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • Access to free licensed materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • Inclusion in the SPC 5 directory list (optional)
  • SPC 5 branding with the SPC certification mark
  • Access to the private SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) LinkedIn group

Training materials

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training materials can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer to the content that was presented during the SPC training. You will receive a:

  • Study guide: this comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the SAFe 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC) exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the learning plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SPC training.
  • Practice test: a practice test will be available for the SPC exam



  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) planning
  • Exploring, executing and releasing value
  • Leading a Lean-Agile enterprise
  • Empowering a lean portfolio
  • Building large solutions


  • Reaching the SAFe tipping point
  • Designing the implementation
  • Launching an Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Coaching Agile Release Train (ART) execution
  • Extending to the portfolio
  • Sustaining and improving
  • Becoming a SAFe 4.6 Program Consultant (SPC)

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