This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Being a Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP) indicates that you are experienced at agile solution delivery and are on your way to becoming a generalizing specialist. You have the potential to be a “junior coach” under the guidance of a senior coach (someone who is likely a Certified Disciplined Agile Coach).

How to Become a Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP)

Step #1: Fulfill the Requirements

Before you take the CDAP test, you must ensure that you are qualified to apply to become a CDAP.


  • Be a Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA) in good standing
  • Pass the Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner Online Test (See Step #2)
  • Have 2 or more years of active experience on agile teams
  • Have references from two separate agile teams (ideally in which the DA decision process framework was applied). This is needed for Step #3.

Nice to haves (but not required):

  • Active involvement on the Disciplined Agile discussion on LinkedIn  (you should have at least posted a few comments, a link to a relevant article, or started a discussion thread)
  • Publication regarding DA implementation/technique
  • Public presentation focused on application of the DA decision process framework
  • Minimum of 14 hours of Certified Disciplined Agile courses -or- an Advanced Disciplined Agile workshop (DA210, DA301)

Step #2: Pass the CDAP Test

The test is 50 multiple-answer questions based solely on material found in the book Choose Your WoW! and in the DA101 workshop. Having said that, you will need to do more than simply regurgitate the content of the book to pass the test. The test is comprehensive.  We suggest that you read How to Pass the Test.

The test fee is $300 USD, payable via PayPal or credit card. Please use the same registration ID you did for your CDA test.

Step #3: Send Us Your References

DAC Admin will receive notification you have passed your test and will send you a reference application to fill out and return. When your 2 references are received and reviewed, your membership will be upgraded to Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner.  If you haven't already done so, please update your membership profile to indicate your agile experience, references, and any other pertinent information.  Your profile information will be validated by us within a few days to determine whether you meet the criteria for Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner.  Good luck!

After You've Earned Your Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP) Designation

Suggested Learning Activities

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with Disciplined Agile by:



  • $50 USD annual renewal fee

  • 7 hours of professional development (minimum 5 DA hours) required each year, such as workshops or webinars

Next Steps

    1. fulfill the requirements 
    2. send in your application with fee 
    3. pass your Peer interview 
    4. send in your Coaches fee
    5. receive your designation         
  • Can you claim the following? You:
    1. have an in-depth knowledge, and better yet experience, in Disciplined Agile.
    2. are an effective communicator.
    3. are adaptable.
    4. have an interest in DA and in providing the best experience for students.
    5. have empathy.
    6. are a trusted expert with proficiency in Disciplined Agile. 
    7. We suggest you review the requirements to become a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI).

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