Take the first step toward becoming an advanced Lean and Six Sigma practitioner

Gem­ba Academy’s Green Belt Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion was cre­at­ed to help Lean and Six Sig­ma prac­ti­tion­ers take their knowl­edge to the next lev­el. It rep­re­sents the first step toward becom­ing a Lean Leader, allow­ing learn­ers to become process improve­ment spe­cial­ists armed with the right tools and tac­tics for dri­ving mea­sur­able improve­ments with­in an organization.

Each Green Belt can­di­date will receive 47 hours of instruc­tion, and 12 hours of coaching.

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Our intensive program will develop a skilled practitioner, ready to deploy lean across your organization.

  • Men­tor­ship

    You’ll have 12 hours of per­son­al coach­ing to guide you every step of the way through both the learn­ing con­tent and your improve­ment project.

  • Real World Improvements

    You’ll be guid­ed through a DMA­IC project to make improve­ments with­in your orga­ni­za­tion as part of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process.

  • On-Demand

    31 hours of videos and train­ing mate­ri­als when you need them, 247.

  • Imme­di­ate ROI

    Your project can be scoped to gain hard sav­ings that will more than cov­er the cost of certification. 

Expected Results

Improvement Methods

A healthy bal­ance of Lean think­ing will keep you on the right footing!

  • Intro­duc­tion to Lean

  • 5S

  • 7 Dead­ly Wastes

  • 8‑Step Prob­lem Solving

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Val­ue Stream Mapping

  • DMA­IC

  • Project Selec­tion

  • Kaizen Event Management

Advanced Statistics

Stop guess­ing, and start mea­sur­ing with advanced Six Sig­ma tools.

  • Process Map­ping


  • Con­tin­u­ous Flow & Pull

  • Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem Analysis

  • Graphs

  • Infer­en­tial Statistics

  • Sta­tis­ti­cal Process Control

  • ANO­VA

  • Process Capa­bil­i­ty

  • Regres­sion

  • Design of Experiments

  • Con­trol Plans

Why Become a Gem­ba Acad­e­my Cer­ti­fied Green Belt?

Gem­ba Acad­e­my’s Green Belt pro­gram is well bal­anced between Six Sig­ma tools and Lean think­ing. The cours­es com­bine video based instruc­tion­al mod­ules, prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions, and indi­vid­u­al­ized coach­ing, all done on your sched­ule. There are no enroll­ment peri­ods or addi­tion­al fees for testing.

  • For the Organization

    Refine prob­lem solv­ing and ana­lyt­i­cal skills. Help your orga­ni­za­tion improve inter­nal process­es and imple­ment suc­cess­ful man­age­ment ini­tia­tives. Sup­port orga­ni­za­tion­al goals such as cost sav­ings, qual­i­ty improve­ments, and the abil­i­ty to quick­ly iden­ti­fy root caus­es of prob­lems and come up with effec­tive solutions

  • For the Individual

    Pre­pare for career advance­ment opportunities/​leadership roles. Demon­strate cred­i­bil­i­ty with­in your industry.


Want to learn more about the pro­gram? Our fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions are here for you.

Am I a good Green Belt candidate? 

A good Green Belt can­di­date has a strong inter­est in con­tin­u­ous improve­ment method­olo­gies, includ­ing sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis, and is nev­er sat­is­fied with the sta­tus quo.

How long will it take to complete my Green Belt certification? 

The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram con­sists of course­work, an exam, and an improve­ment project. Most can­di­dates com­plete the course­work and exam in 10 – 12 weeks. Projects typ­i­cal­ly range from 2 – 6 months.

How long will I have access to the learning materials online? 

The Green Belt cer­ti­fi­ca­tion course mate­ri­als will remain avail­able to you for 12-months.

How do I prepare for the exam? 

The best way to pre­pare for the 50-ques­tion, open book exam is to watch the videos, read the relat­ed overview doc­u­ments, and com­plete the course quizzes. We rec­om­mend devot­ing an hour per day to com­plet­ing the learn­ing material.

Do I need to work for a company to complete the Gemba Academy Green Belt Certification program? 

Many orga­ni­za­tions pay for can­di­dates to take this train­ing as it brings val­ue to the orga­ni­za­tion; how­ev­er, there’s no rule in place that bars learn­ers from pur­su­ing this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion on their own.

Will I need to complete a project? 

Yes, you’ll com­plete both a sim­u­lat­ed DMA­IC project and a real-world DMA­IC project with the sup­port of your Gem­ba Acad­e­my coach.

Are coaching sessions required? 

Yes, there are 12 required coach­ing ses­sions dur­ing instruc­tion, then week­ly coach­ing ses­sions are required through­out the project.

My employer is paying for me to get my certification. How will my sponsor/​champion be involved with my certification? 

A can­di­date’s inter­nal sponsor/​champion is the per­son respon­si­ble for invest­ing in your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The cham­pi­on is invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in coach­ing ses­sions and project toll­gate reviews. The cham­pi­on is also noti­fied of major achieve­ments, such as pass­ing exams and receiv­ing your certification.