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SAFe Release Train Engineer

Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).
3 days
Exam fees included
Language: English
Virtual: via zoom


During this three-day course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean- Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Learning Goals

  • 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

Topics Covered

  • 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

What Attendees Get

  • Attendee workbook

  • 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

Who will Benefit ?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Program or Project Manager

  • Agile Coach

  • SAFe Program Consultant

  • IT Manager

  • Consultant

  • Director

  • Product Manager

  • Product Owner

  • Solution Train Engineer


The following prerequisites are highly recommended :

  • Have participated in at least one ART and one PI

  • Hold at least one current SAFe certification

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Release Train Engineer Exam – or –
    SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer Exam

  • Exam format – Multiple choice, multiple response

  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

  • Exam access – Candidates can access to the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of your SAFe® Release Train Engineer course .

  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.

  • Number of questions – 60

  • Passing score – RTE4 exam = 44 out of 60 (73%) – RTE5 exam = 45 out of 60 (75%)

  • 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 $50.

  • 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.

Once you pass the exam

Becoming a Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer PDF certificate

  • Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the RTE Community of Practice

  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals

  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey.

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