Lean Six Sigma is a quality assurance methodology that combines the teaching of lean manufacturing principles with the concept of Six Sigma resulting in a system that reduces or eliminates waste and improve the efficiency of processes.
There are five levels of Lean Six Sigma training; White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt.
The “white belt” certification is a newly established “introductory” training certification that prepares students to learn the basics of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. The “white belt” certification is best utilized by individuals who simply want to learn the general concepts associated with Lean Six Sigma, but is not considered to be an “official” certification within the quality assurance industry by today’s standards. Individuals who are interested creating and implementing change within their organizations are encouraged to pursue the higher level certification programs in order to receive the proper training to be effective.
The “yellow belt” certification is the first official level of certification in Lean Six Sigma. This level of certification implies that the student has a basic understanding of the Lean Six Sigma principles and can assist with the development of a improved Lean Six Sigma program in your business. If more training is needed, then the next level of Lean Six Sigma must be pursued.