Certified Lean Professional

This course is available for open enrollment.

This course prepares participants to implement tools of the waste-minimizing Lean methodology, resulting in cost reduction, increased customer satisfaction, cycle-time reduction, standardized work and higher quality. Sessions encompass a Kaizen simulation, problem solving, project charters, change management and team leadership skills, value stream mapping, and other Lean techniques. Certification requires passing an exam and completing a successful Lean project.

Hours: 55*

* Note: The open enrollment version of CLP is 33.5 hours. (The 55-hour version offered on-site at a company includes an extended and enhanced portion on value stream mapping.)

Learning Outcomes

  • Grasp the concept of value added and non-valued added activities
  • Recognize the eight types of waste within an organization
  • Become effective Lean leaders and valuable team members within an organization, equipped with the Lean tools and concepts to help eliminate waste, improve on-time delivery, decrease cycle time 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