Lean, Scrum and Agile

Implementing SAFe 5.0 with SPC Certification

Learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Certification course (D10125)

Attendees can become leading agents for change—and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they certify as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, they’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Attendees 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 them with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

SAFe Certification 

Upon successful completion of this training class,delegates will be eligible to take the online Scaled Agile Academy SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) exam.
The exam is a complex multiple choice exam and approximately 120 minutes in duration. The exam window is 30 days, starting immediately post course, and therefore time should be set aside for this.

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe Program Consultant Exam.
  • Exam format – Multiple choice.
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed.
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe course.
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
  • Number of questions – 60.
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).
  • Language – English.
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.


Nikolaos Kaintantzis, SPCT

Nikolaos Kaintantzis is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) and a professional systemic coach and expert for agile 
Transformations. As a trainer, he conducts courses in the areas of SAFe, UI Engineering and Requirements Engineering. 
He supports companies as a process and management consultant, organizational consultant and change manager.


Rick Janda, SPC

Rick Janda successfully supported numerous line and product managers in SAFe and DevOps transformations as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). He has coached over thirty Scrum / Kanban teams and trained more than five hundred participants in agility. In the past, Rick also worked as a software developer, software architect and project manager.


To perform the role of a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), attendees 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®
  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Target group

The SAFe Program Consultant certification program is for internal agile change agents and external consultants. It provides the tools to implement agile programs and validates their knowledge in agile programs, program portfolio management, agile architecture, and leadership so that they can launch Agile Release Trains as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative.

Target Group

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups
  • 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

Scheduling Overview

  • Corporate course on request, Switzerland
    Location Switzerland
    Duration 4 days
    Course language
    Price On request
    Ms Melinda Sarra
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    Course instructor

    Mr Nikolaos Kaintantzis

    Nikolaos Kaintantzis is a professional systemic coach and expert in agile transformations and scaling agile. He provides trainings in UI engineering, requirements engineering and SAFe (certified SPCT), and helps organizations as process and management consultant, organizational advisor and Change Manager.

    Photo: Mr Nikolaos Kaintantzis


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