Certified Lean Professional

Converting non-productive time into customer-focused, productive time enables any organization to grow revenue faster than cost. This course prepares participants to implement tools of the waste-minimizing Lean problem-solving methodology, resulting in lower costs, increased customer satisfaction, better on-time performance, and higher quality. Candidates will learn how to craft a data-driven business case built on root cause analysis to support process improvement recommendations. All sessions are packed with a mix of theory and practice, incorporating a Kaizen simulation, building a value stream map, and other hands-on activities. Certification requires passing an exam and completing a successful Lean project.


  • 70 hours for 8 people
  • 89 hours for 12 people
  • 107 hours for 16 people

* Note: 

  • Hours are inclusive of classroom training plus mentoring
  • Attendees who do not wish to be certified only attend classroom training and do not receive mentoring
  • These hours are offered on site at a company; the open enrollment version of CLP is 33.5 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Define/scope a problem and establish a goal
  • Quantify a problem, collect and analyze data, and measure results
  • Become an effective Lean leader and valuable team member within an organization, equipped with the Lean tools and concepts to help eliminate waste, improve on-time delivery and boost product quality

Intended Audience

Highly motivated individuals serving in a range of positions at any type of organization, from shop-floor employees to executives


  • Identification of an improvement project before first class
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint