Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
The Official Lean Six Sigma Governing Body - IASSC - International Association for Six Sigma Certifications

Based on the Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.

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The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (ICGB) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who both leads or supports improvement projects, typically as a part-time role.  A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean. A green belt analyzes and solves quality problems and is involved in quality improvement projects. A Green Belt is someone who wants to demonstrate his or her knowledge of Six Sigma tools and processes whilst being responsible for the overall execution of the processes.

The Concept


A Certified Six Sigma Green Belt -

  • Operates in support of or under the supervision of a project sponsor or Six Sigma Black Belt.
  • Analyzes and solves quality problems. 
  • Involved in quality or continuous improvement projects.
  • Has at least three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge. 
  • Has ability to demonstrate their knowledge of Six Sigma tools and processes.

Certification Testing

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (ICGB) Exam is a 3 hour 100 question, closed book, proctored exam based on the IASSC Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Green Belts. The Exam contains approximately 20 multiple-choice questions from each major section of the ILSSBOK for Green Belts.

Requirements

In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Green Belt (ICGB) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification candidates must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 385 points out of a total 500 points. There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam. For more about this see FAQ’s and the IASSC position on knowledge and application.

Preparation

For those who wish to sit for the exam it is recommended, but not required, that Lean Six Sigma training is obtained through a qualified institution, Lean Six Sigma trainer or corporate program. It is also recommended, although not required, that those sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world Lean Six Sigma work experience and project application experience.

Certification

Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive a Certificate, suitable for framing, issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or its designated Examination Institute, People Cert. Professionals will also receive the IASSC Marks and IASSC Marks Usage Policy which may be used on public profiles such as LinkedIn. Professionals may use the designation ICGB, IASSC Certified Green Belt or any approved variation of the designation after their name in accordance with the IASSC Marks Usage Policy.