Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Details


Green Belt Schedule

The Green Belt Certification Course is 16 weeks long and includes two weeks of instructor led in class training.

After the 8th week, the course is self driven by the student so the certification can be completed in as little as 3 months or less.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course is broken into 6 modules.  It is taught with relevance to industries both in the transactional/service and operational/production sectors.  Examples and interactive exercises help to teach the concepts to the adult learner.

Week Activity
1 In Class
2 – 7 Assignment #1
8 In Class
9 – 16 Final Assignment and Exam
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The Body of Knowledge (BOK) aligns with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) BOK.  For more detail about the specific topics and the targeted learning levels, please download the Green Belt Body of Knowledge document.

Green Belt Project:

There is both a project and an exam requirement for certification of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.  Each student is required to complete a Green Belt level project on an actual process requiring improvement.  There is coaching support throughout the course with assignments tailored to help the student meet project objectives.  Instructions for project selection and report requirements is provided to students in the first week of class.

Course Exam:

Each student is also required to obtain a minimum of 70% on a multiple choice exam.  The exam is performed online and is completely open book.  Instructions as to exam access and proctor responsibilities will be provided to students in the first week of class.


Successful completion of the GB course requirements will result in a certificate of achievement from CI360 as well as a certificate from Mohawk College Continuing Education.

Students who receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate may use LSSGB as a designation after their name.

Course certificates may also apply toward professional designation credits.

Green Belt Module Overview

Module #1


  • What is “Lean”?
  • What is Six Sigma?
  • Business Performance Measures
  • Lean Six Sigma Enterprise View

Module #2


  • Stakeholder Awareness
  • Initiating a Lean Six Sigma Project
  • Project Metrics
  • Project Planning Tools
  • Project Documentation
  • Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Tools for Managing and Planning
  • Process Performance
  • Working With Teams
  • Communication Techniques

Module #3


  • Process Modeling
  • Basic Statistics
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Basic Probability Concepts
  • Discriptive Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Measurement Scales
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Process Capability

Module #4


  • Graphical Methods
  • Probability Distributions
  • Interpreting Capability Studies
  • Process Performance Indices
  • Short and Long Term Capability
  • Multi-Vari Studies
  • Regression Analysis
  • Hypothesis Testing Terminology
  • Hypothesis Testing

Module #5


  • Learn Tools
  • Brainstorming Tools
  • Problem Solving Tools
  • Designing DOE
  • Conducting DOE
  • Intrepreting DOE
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Module #6


  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Control Planning
  • Project Closure