Six Sigma Certifications
We offer the traditional six sigma black belt and green belt programs as either fully online or as a blended online & on-site option.
- Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
- Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
- Master Black Belt Coaching
Students study the six sigma body of knowledge content in Gemba Academy’s online library, complete a project approved by their sponsor, receive mentoring from our Black Belt instructor, and complete the written exam.
We do not offer a single “Lean Certification” for the complete lean management, as this body of knowledge is too large, making it impractical. We work with clients to design certifications that allow the participants to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to practice and teach others in their organization. A typical three-tier certification is
- Lean Practitioner
- Lean Manager
- Lean Coach
There are many ways to develop in-house lean leaders, and certification should not be a requirement that prevents people from practicing, but a good standard to confirm that everyone is on the same page. Some organizations choose to follow a “belt” tier structure for lean that is similar to six sigma, and we can support this also.
Kaizen Event Facilitator Certification
Some organizations may have previous experience and knowledge of six sigma, TQM or other business improvement methods, but not in running kaizen events. When properly selected, planned and facilitated, kaizen events can be a powerful way to bring people together to rapidly build consensus around problems and how to solve them. We educate, coach and certify our clients’ facilitators, who learn by doing alongside our instructors across 3 – 4 kaizen events.