What does a Lean Six Sigma certification mean?
The term certification can be confusing in the context of Lean Six Sigma. With many qualifications, as long as you have completed an exam to prove your knowledge of the subject matter, you become certified. Indeed, many Lean Six Sigma training providers will offer ‘certification’ for just that.
However, for respected Lean Six Sigma practitioners, certified has a different meaning. Simply passing an exam is not enough.
The best practice approach is for delegates to apply their new skills to at least one improvement project in order to certify. Certified Green Belts are expected to have at least one project that shows tangible, measurable improvement and illustrates their understanding of the tools, techniques and soft skills. Black Belts should have at least two successful projects under their belt.
At 100% Effective, we follow this best practice approach – so you’ll only certify when you can prove your success.
If you want to know more, read our explanation about how you can prove you’re certified.