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Lean Continuous Improvement Certificate

Lean Continuous Improvement Certificate

Strive for zero defects and zero waste

Enhance your knowledge of Lean in just six weeks, executing highly effective Kaizen events, identifying and eliminating any waste you encounter, and improving flow. Strive for zero defects and zero waste in every process and every action. You will learn how to define value, facilitate continual improvement teams, manage stakeholders, map the value stream, generate creative solutions, gather and graph critical data, implement the visual workplace, drive overall equipment efficiency, and more.


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The following types of students will benefit from this program:

  • High level leaders, project champions, managers, and executives requiring improved understanding of Lean and Six Sigma to assist in directing and planning strategic initiatives.
  • Individual contributors outside the Six Sigma team.

Program objectives

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Define the principles and philosophy of Lean
  • Describe the value stream mapping technique
  • Conduct a Kaizen event


There are no prerequisites for this program.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate consists of six (6) weeks of instruction, with a live, instructor-led virtual classroom session every other week. Attendance in all three (3) live online sessions is highly encouraged. Students should expect to complete seven (7) hours of work each week. 

To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Complete online assignments and quizzes
  • Receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the final exam

Certificate overview

6-7 weeks


Time commitment
42 hours


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