Attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE). During this three-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of an RTE in the SAFe enterprise.
Through experiential learning, attendees will examine the RTE role in a Lean-Agile transformation. They will learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. They will also learn how to prepare, plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.
Exploring the RTE Role and Responsibilities
Applying SAFe Principles
Organizing the ART
Planning a Program Increment
Executing a Program Increment
Fostering Relentless Improvement
Serving the ART
Continuing Your Learning Journey
To perform the role of a SAFe Release Train Engineer, attendees should be able to:
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
The following prerequisites are recommended 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
Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
RTEs and Solution Train Engineers (STEs)
Program and project managers
Leaders and managers
SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)
The class registration includes:
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE) exam
One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend all days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.
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 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%)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any retake questions.
SAFe Certification Kit
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
SAFe Release Train Engineer certificate
A SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer 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
Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
Renewal fee is $295
Renewal fee for the RTE certification is included in SPC renewal (if your SPC certification is up-to-date)