Lean & Six Sigma Certification
Our personalized process leads to success
Whether an individual striving for career growth, or a manager focused on team engagement and leadership achievements, Gemba Academy certification is geared towards results. Our one-on-one coaching delivers training expertise in a flexible, accessible environment and will keep you on track all the way through the program!
Offering Lean & Six Sigma Certification in:
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Competency in the foundations of continuous improvement. Ready to methodically reduce waste, and implement improvements. Learn More
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Experienced enough to lead smaller Lean & Six Sigma projects in a department. A great starting point for those interested in advanced continuous improvement knowledge. Learn More
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Leads Yellow/Green Belts and has advanced knowledge of Lean & Six Sigma methodology. A mentor and coach of complex projects in multiple departments. Learn More
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Works with organization leaders to identify opportunities of improvement throughout the certification process. Mentors and coaches Green and Black Belts. Learn More
Front line leader or individual contributor who uses lean tools, methods, and principles to solve problems, make improvements, and develop skills of others. Learn More
Why become certified?
Benefits for Organizations
Improved quality of product/service
Enables higher customer satisfaction
Save costs by detecting root causes in the workplace with problem-solving
Increased employee retention
Benefits for Individuals
First hand applicable industry knowledge
Marketable professional advancements
Our certification program includes guidance from an expert Lean & Six Sigma practitioner utilizing the Toyota Kata scientific thinking methodology, available every step of the way to keep you motivated, on track and focused on fulfillment.
Our videos feature expert practitioners and are designed to maximize learning efficiency, with training between 5 – 15 minutes in length. Short interactive quizzes reinforce learning and templates allow for the immediate application of new principles. Subtitles are also available for non-English speakers.
Candidates receive full access to the course content for a whole year, allowing individuals to set goals at their own pace. A qualifying exam for certification is taken upon completion of the courses and project.
Frequently asked questions
Should I seek Certification?
This is a personal question and impossible for us to answer. But, from our own experience, achieving Certification can be highly rewarding and extremely value added on a personal and professional level. Additionally, the value you deliver to your company from project work should return your training investment within months.
What Certification is right for me? How does the Lean Practitioner Certification differ from the Green Belt or Black Belt, other than lacking the Six Sigma part?
Green Belt or Black Belt might be a better choice, depending on your needs. If statistical analysis of variation within a process coupled with structured problem solving is the desired skill set, we recommend the Black Belt certification course. The Black Belt program provides the experience of a single project that will incorporate some of the tools presented in the course. Green Belt removes much of the statistical analysis piece and focuses on structured problem-solving using data, again with a single project.
The Lean Practitioner course provides a more comprehensive experience with Lean thinking and tools. Unlike the belt programs, you’ll use, and become proficient with each tool taught before moving onto the next.
The intent is to prepare you for operational transformation rather than specific project completion. It teaches you to not only apply Lean, but also share Lean thinking and scale continuous improvement throughout the organization.