I recently began to research Six Sigma Belt Certification Programs on the Internet. I have been thinking that I might like to obtain some credential in additionto my Masters Degree. I became concerned because there appeared to be multiple opportunities with no clear standard. Each one I discovered had a different number of hours of preparation time. Some were available online and others in person through a training company or University. Given the fact that standardization is a critical part of good Value Stream mapping and other Six Sigma tools, including Lean Six Sigma, I wondered if there was a standard certification process or organization in the field. If not there should be. I wondered what the wise bloggers or readers on this blog think about this. Seems this developing profession should have a standard based on actual performance not just time spent in training. What is the thinking of this esteemed group?