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Design Sprint Certification

Demonstrate unmatched expertise and gain credibility among your clients, managers, and peers as a Certified Design Sprint Master.

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The DSA Certification Program

To become a certified Design Sprint Master, you must successfully pass two exams. These tests evaluate your in-depth knowledge and skill in implementing the Design Sprint methodology.

Design Sprint Certification Level 1

Validates theoretical understanding and foundational knowledge of Design Sprint principles, mindset, and process.

  • Type: Online exam
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Format: Multiple choice questionnaire, self-paced
  • Language: English
  • Examination fee: 100 EUR + VAT
Design Sprint Certification Level 2

Validates practical expertise and skillset in applying and executing Design Sprint principles, processes, and mindset in real-world scenarios.

  • Type: Results assessment
  • Duration: 2-3 weeks
  • Format: Committee review of outputs / results of a a design sprint you facilitated
  • Language: English
  • Examination fee: 300 EUR + VAT
Design Sprint Certification Level 1

Boost your credibility with clients, managers, and peers by demonstrating your knowledge in Design Sprint principles, mindset, and process.

  • Type: Self-paced
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Format: Multiple choice questionnaire
  • Language: English
  • Examination fee: 100 EUR + VAT
Design Sprint Certification Level 2

Claim your mastery. This certification validates your expertise and showcases your ability to guide teams through the design sprint process with finesse and effectiveness.

  • Type: Results assessment
  • Duration: 2-3 weeks
  • Format: Committee review of outputs
  • Language: English
  • Examination fee: 300 EUR + VAT

How it Works


Prepare for the exam

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Take the exam and aim to pass succeesfully

Become a certified Design Sprint Master

Requirements for Certification

The program welcomes participants who possess knowledge and hands-on experience with Design Sprints and are pursuing the title of Certified Design Sprint Master.

Understanding of Design Sprints

Knowledge gained from the Sprint Book, Google Design Sprint Kit, or through participation in online or in-person design sprint courses.

Experience with Design Sprints

Experience as a design sprint facilitator/co-facilitator or as an active participant in a live design sprint workshop.

Guidelines for Effective Exam Preparation

Study the core topics for the Design Sprint Theoretical Exam

Key areas you need to be familiar with in order to pass the theoretical exam are: identifying and framing the sprint challenge; planning and engaging stakeholders; guiding the team through the sprint process, and synthesising test results for future planning.

Don't rush. Manage your time and attempts wisely

Ensure you allocate your time effectively during the 76-question theoretical exam, which must be completed within 1.5 hours. With up to five attempts available, strategize each attempt to enhance both your performance and understanding.

Lead a low-risk Design Sprint, assisted by a Co-Facilitator.

After passing the theoretical exam, focus on facilitating a real design sprint, which includes planning, preparing the sprint, guiding the team, and capturing insights. Start with a low-risk sprint and partner with a co-facilitator for a more comprehensive learning experience.

Why get DSA Certified?
Boost your professional credibility
Gain advanced skills in Design Sprint facilitation
Open doors to new career opportunities
Join an elite community of Certified Design Sprint Facilitators
Proof you are up-to-date with the latest methodologies
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Here's what Certified Design Sprint Masters say
Rakan Aloufi
Innovation & Service Design Specialist @ ELM Company

I’m happy to share that I’ve obtained a new certification: Design Sprint Master Level 1. I’m grateful for the opportunity that I had to participate in the Service design sprint cohort provided by DSA. I had the opportunity to work with our expert colleagues John Vetan and Dana Vetan who were generous to share some of their experiences and fieldwork in service design and facilitation across many sectors.

Bassam Albahra
Innovation Senior Manager @ ELM Company

I have obtained the Design Sprint Facilitator certificate from Design Sprint Academy which is the result of successfully passing a rigorous assessment designed to evaluate the facilitator’s understanding and proficiency across all five phases of a design sprint. To many upcoming Design Sprints ✌🏻

Ozren Čolić
Organizational & Team Coach • Product Discovery & Delivery @ Vinted

After finishing official Design Sprint Academy training and obtaining the Design Sprint Certification Level 1 a few months back, I’m happy to share that I’ve proved my practical expertise and received: Design Sprint Master Certification Level 2 from Design Sprint Academy! Thank you, John and Dana for a very insightful learning experience.

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What are the Design Sprint Certification levels?

The program comprises two levels. The first level focuses on foundational knowledge of Design Sprint principles, including identifying challenges, planning sprints, managing teams, and synthesizing results. The second level validates your skills in applying these principles in real-world scenarios, including facilitating an actual design sprint.

How is the Theoretical Exam structured, and what are the requirements?

The theoretical exam is a 76-question online multiple-choice questionnaire covering four core topics related to Design Sprints. It requires 1.5 hours to complete, and candidates have up to five attempts to pass. A minimum score of 70% is necessary to qualify for the Design Sprint Master Certification.

What does the Practical Exam entail, and how is performance evaluated?

After passing the theoretical exam, the practical exam involves facilitating a real design sprint, including planning, guiding a team through exercises, and capturing insights. Your performance is evaluated based on a video recording of your facilitation and a comprehensive report summarizing the sprint's challenge, process, and results​

How can I pay the examination fees?

The fees for both exams can be paid through PayPal, which accepts both credit cards and PayPal accounts. The fee for the Design Sprint Facilitator exam is €100, while the Design Sprint Master exam fee is €300.

What if I need to retake an exam?

If you need to retake an exam, you have the option to do so up to five times, in line with our retake policy. For detailed guidelines and conditions for retakes, please refer to the specific information available on the certification platform.

Do I need to take your courses in addition to passing the theoretical and practical exams to become certified?

No, taking our courses is not a mandatory requirement for certification. Successfully passing both the theoretical and practical exams is sufficient to achieve certification

What is the process for getting listed on the Certified Facilitators page?

To be featured on the Certified Facilitators page, you first need to successfully pass one of our exams. After that, complete and submit the form provided, including your profile picture, and we will handle the rest.