Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Yellow Belts are expected to help identify potential improvement opportunities in their organisation and provide subject matter expertise to support Green and Black Belts. There is no exam at the end of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. The Yellow Belt certificate is issued when you complete training.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Practitioners
The Green Belt Practitioner course includes a refresher of the topics covered in the Yellow Belt certification. So, it's not mandatory that you attend the Yellow Belt class as prerequisite. While the Yellow Belt training provides an overview of the methodology sufficient to participate as Project Contributors, Green Belts are required to lead at least one project, as part of the certification requirements.
The main focus of the five day Practitioner course is on the application of Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methods to real life improvement projects within your own organisation.
If you don't want to take the Lean Six Sigma route, you can choose to take the Lean Programme. It consists of the following 3 courses over a total of 5 days.
After taking the initial 5 days of training on the Lean Programme, you progress to our Lean Six Sigma Analyst training. This course includes the examination, which (after you've successfully lead an improvement project and submitted the relevant project documentation for accreditation), works towards the achievement of full Green Belt certification.
Passed your exam? Now become Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified
You must also complete a Lean Six Sigma project within your organisation to become certified. The project needs to adequately test your knowledge and application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and relevant tools. You must lead the project and not just be a team member. Green Belt projects should represent relatively 'simple’ improvement challenges – whilst Black Belt projects should be more demanding. Please discuss your proposed project with your course expert. You can either provide documentation for independent assessment (for which there is an additional charge of £300/project), or you can complete an affidavit for the project. The affidavit requires the company to audit the claimed benefits; with a senior manager/executive signature to verify that this has been done.
When you have completed all of the above, you'll receive a certificate from QA confirming that you are now a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt, as appropriate. A Master Black Belt will sign the certificate.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Once you've obtained the Green Belt certificate, you can then take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. It comprises of either two 5-day courses or the 10-day Practitioner boot camp. For Master Black Belt certification, you can also take the 5-day Master Black Belt course.