Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

This course is available for open enrollment.

This course enhances problem-solving abilities and engages candidates in Lean Six Sigma’s industry-tested system for process variation reduction. Candidates are taught how to apply the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology. They receive a comprehensive framework for project management, and learn how to use process mapping, perform data collection, and apply basic statistics and graphical analysis. Certification requires passing an exam and completing a successful Six Sigma project at the candidate’s place of work.

Program options:

Program hours and learning formats vary according to the option selected:

  • Traditional: 72 hours of traditional, classroom-based instruction provided at a client-designated site
  • Blended learning: 57 hours* of online education, classroom-based instruction and project review sessions
  • One-on-one: 36 hours of online education and personal mentoring/coaching hour

* Number of hours may be more depending on the size of the group   

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage mid-level improvement projects
  • Assist Black Belts in data collection and analysis for larger, more comprehensive projects
  • Identify and reduce/prevent process variation, waste, quality problems, needless complexities, delays and other performance inhibitors.

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 training
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills

Course Timeline

Candidates are expected to take the exam 4 months after beginning the program and submit a project 6 months after the program start.