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!

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Which Certification is Right For You?

  • 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

  • Lean Prac­ti­tion­er

    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?

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Benefits for Organizations

Imag­ine the hid­den gains ready to be revealed with a team of Lean Six Sig­ma prac­ti­tion­ers dis­trib­uted through­out your organization.

  • Increased pro­duc­tiv­i­ty

  • Improved qual­i­ty of product/​service

  • Enables high­er cus­tomer satisfaction

  • Save costs by detect­ing root caus­es in the work­place with problem-solving

  • Increased employ­ee retention

Stand Out From the Crowd

Benefits for Individuals

Unlock New Career Achieve­ments: Lev­el Up with Mar­ket-Desired Skills.

  • First hand applic­a­ble indus­try knowledge

  • Mar­ketable pro­fes­sion­al advancements

  • Job reten­tion

  • Pro­fes­sion­al credibility

  • Indus­try recognition

The Gemba Academy Difference

  • Per­son­al Coaching

    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.

  • Famil­iar Tools

    You won’t have to pur­chase or learn spe­cial­ized sta­tis­ti­cal soft­ware to com­plete the pro­gram. Use indus­try-stan­dard tools, like Excel, to com­plete assign­ments. Plus you’ll get to keep the includ­ed tem­plates for your future use!

  • Real-World Appli­ca­tions

    You will com­plete assign­ments that solve real prob­lems in your orga­ni­za­tion. Our pro­grams move beyond the­o­ry, and con­vert your train­ing into actions.

  • Acces­si­ble

    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.

  • Flex­i­ble

    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.

Which 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.

Can I transfer my Belt Certification to another individual? 

Our pol­i­cy does not allow for Belt Cer­ti­fi­ca­tions to be trans­ferred to anoth­er can­di­date once your train­ing begins.