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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Offering Lean & Six Sigma Certification in:

  • Lean Six Sig­ma Green Belt

    Expe­ri­enced to lead small Lean & Six Sig­ma projects in a depart­ment. A great start­ing point for those inter­est­ed in advanc­ing con­tin­u­ous improve­ment knowledge.

  • Lean Six Sig­ma Black Belt

    Leads Yellow/​Green Belts and has advanced knowl­edge in Lean & Six Sig­ma method­ol­o­gy. Men­tor and coach com­plex projects in mul­ti­ple departments.

  • 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.

  • 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?

Benefits for Organizations

  • 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

Benefits for Individuals

  • First hand applic­a­ble indus­try knowledge

  • Mar­ketable pro­fes­sion­al advancements

  • Job reten­tion

  • Pro­fes­sion­al credibility

  • Indus­try recognition

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.