Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt One-on-One

Applicable across all industries, this course enhances candidates’ problem-solving abilities and engages them in Lean Six Sigma’s industry-tested system for process variation reduction. Each session teaches the candidate how to apply the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology within their specific project environment, setting a goal of financial benefit and organizational improvement. Examples throughout the course focus on finance, government, health care, and the manufacturing sector.

Through the DMAIC model, candidates receive a comprehensive framework for project management, which places strategic emphasis on team building and root cause analysis. Additionally, candidates learn how to use process mapping, perform data collection, and apply basic statistics and graphical analysis.

Certification requires passing a final exam and completing a successful individual process improvement project at the candidate’s place of work or a qualified host company/organization (candidate must secure arrangements). Successful projects require access to relevant personnel and data. A final report is submitted for instructor approval, outlining performance goals and fully describing steps taken toward improvement. Project outcomes – such as process improvement and financial impact – are documented through the identification of before-and-after performance metrics.

All projects submissions and resubmissions must be received for final review within 12 months of onboarding. After 12 months an administrative fee will be assessed for any project submission.

Hours: 37 hours of online education and personal mentoring/coaching hours from a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt; mentoring is conducted via telephone, video conferencing or at TCIE 

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 Schedule

Start this self-paced course at the beginning of any month you choose. Payment is needed two weeks before.

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

At the very latest, the exam must be taken 6 months from course start, at which time access to the online course will be deactivated. Also, a project must be submitted within 9 months of the course start. Candidates must meet these requirements in order to be certified.

Online Education Instructor Bio: Peter Baumgartner, CSSMBB

As UB TCIE’s Operational Excellence Director, Peter is a resident expert in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools who has delivered substantial, validated hard and soft savings across a variety of projects in finance, medical devices, insurance, food services, building materials, publishing, and other service-related industries, as well as manufacturing. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. With an M.S. in statistics, Peter has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.



If interested please contact Gary Simon at 
ggsimon@buffalo.edu or (716) 645-8837


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