Facilitate and execute Agile Release Trains

In this three-day course  you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. You will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and value streams. Passing the exam, you will receive a SAFe Release Train Engineer certificate.


You will learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. 

During this three-day course you will learn to:

  • Effectively perform the role of the Release Train Engineer
  • Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to execute and release value
  • Assist with program and large solution execution
  • Foster relentless improvement
  • Build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach
  • Develop an action plan to continue the learning journey

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • SAFe Release Train Engineer certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Release Train Engineer, which includes access to the RTE Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Release Train Engineer certification usage guide with RTE certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey


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November 11th (Boost) and 12th (Summit), 2019, Amsterdam

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Each course day starts around 9:00 and ends at 17:00 hours, including lunch and intermission.

Topics covered

  • Identifying SAFe essentials
  • Learning the RTE role and responsibilities
  • Understanding the ART
  • Planning a Program Increment
  • Executing a Program Increment
  • Collaborating through Value Streams
  • Fostering Relentless Improvement
  • Coaching the ART
  • Continuing the Learning Journey


The following prerequisites are required for those who intend to take the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification exam:

  • Hold at least one current SAFe certification
  • Have launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI

Exam Details

  • Exam name: SAFe Release Train Engineer Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 SAFe 4 Scrum Master course
  • 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 $50.
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 44 out of 60 (73%) for RTE 4.6 exam
    Note: 40 out of 60 (67%) for RTE 4.5 exam
  • Language: English
  • 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.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 20 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance


The following individuals will benefit from this course:

    • RTEs
    • Program- and projectmanagers
    • Scrum Masters
    • Leaders and managers
    • SAFe Agilists
    • Agile coaches
    • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)
  • TypeCourse
  • Period 3 days
  • Maximum number of participants:18
  • Level:Advanced
  • Language:English
  • Lunch included:Yes
  • Exam:Yes
  • Incompany:Yes
  • Payment methods:Invoice, iDEAL, CreditCard
  • Examinator:Logo

James Felgate – Rating 10/10

“The location was very convenient for those travelling and staying in the recommended hotel. The staff at Gladwell were very friendly, extremely helpful and made us feel welcome. The course material was covered well and the trainers knowledge was outstanding.” (Amsterdam)

Rudi Bils – Rating 9/10

“Allows a good understanding of SAFE. Interaction with other more & less experienced RTE was very enriching. Great energy provided by the trainer. Great job done by Odile Moreau. She’s inspiring, experienced and for sure she applied it in real life, which made her explanations very confident that she has been there, seen it, done that.” (Paris)

William Korsinah – Rating 10/10

“The entire training process from sign-on to end was very smooth. The team share information to help prep for the course. Eelco’s delivery was insightful, engaging, and he made sure we all had the opportunity to feel relaxed to ask questions and share our experience. I’ll highly recommend his class to contacts.” (Amsterdam)

Jérôme Froville – Rating 9/10

“Really liked the workshops and the discussions with other RTE, especially those coming from other companies. Doing the course in French was a challenge and it was very well done!” (Paris)

Davor Raic – Rating 10/10

“Very good coverage and competent trainer, friendly and very well organized, stimulated networking, very good venue accessibility.” (Amsterdam)

Annette Vunderink – Rating 8/10

“I really liked the practical information by giving examples during the workshop by the trainer (Eelco). Also he made sometimes remarks on: ‘according to SAFe you should do this, but in practice I find this more of use’.” (Amsterdam)

Adam Stawiarski- Rating 10/10

“The trainer (Ali Hajou) showed above-average knowledge and experience as well as the ability to conduct and facilitate the training. One of the best training i had.”

Karl Schöttler- Rating 9/10

“I liked the training very much. It was inspiring, the level was high, I learned a lot. That was what I wanted. The trainer was excellent and committed. The schedule was good. The location of spaces is super.” (Amsterdam)