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    pamniel
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    My company is currently implementing Lean Six Sigma training.  We are considering an internal Greenbelt Certification program.  What requirements to other companies have for certification?  Number of projects of dollar value??  Thanks

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    #139984

    Ravin Pitamber
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      I believe GB certification must not, initially at least, be tied to given target numbers.  In saying that, Project Champion’s involvement in project selection is critical, so this should assist in getting the ‘right’ projects.
    In my organization I have ruled that ‘Certification’ is dependant on three things:  Attendance to the GB training session, Sucess in the examination (one-hour, closed book, multiple-choice, 50-odd questions), and at least One CLOSED GB project.  The number of certified GB by department is also part of the Balanced Scorecard, so that it is part of the organizations objectives too.  This helps with ensuring that everyone is on board.
    Trust this helps.
     

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    #139998

    unknown
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    GB Certification requirements are: 8 day GB training, 2 hour open book 60 question exam
    BB Certification requirements are: GB training/exam, 2 SS projects presented in front of SS executive panel, 4 hour closed book BB exam

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    #139999

    Jered Horn
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    My company has greenbelt, blackbelt, and master blackbelt certifications in both Six Sigma and Lean.  You can even earn a special designation for having green, black or master black-belt certifications in both.
    The certification requirements are quite different between Six Sigma and Lean.  Six Sigma greenbelt is more about demonstrating the use of certain tools in a completed project and passing a written exam (along with training attendance).  Lean greenbelt is more about reading books and participating in Lean events with minimal “classroom” training.
    One of the advantages of “internal” training and certification is that you (as a company) can set your own requirements/rules.  If you’re serious about Six Sigma and Lean deployment, make sure your greenbelts/blackbelts/master blackbelts know their stuff before you certify them.  If you’re not serious, and all you care about is “number of belts certified”, make it easy.
    Hope that helps.

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    #140013

    meg shaw
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    The organisation I work for has:
    Introduction to Sigma – web based learning
    Yellow Belt certification – 1 day face to face basic training with multiple choice test.
    Green Belt – requires completion of the above introduction and yellow belt.  2 days face to face training, 4 weeks to identify a project and start to define and measure.  2 further days face to face training which include completion of a multiple choice question 60ish question test ( open book and must pass ).  Completion of the project with written storyboard presented to examination panel supported by your projct sponsor. 
    It looks like green belt certification standards vary widely.

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    #140020

    mcp
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    Is there a industry standard on what it takes to become certified in  a category ?  Just any company can set it’s own standards ?

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    #140022

    Jered Horn
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    …nope.
    …yep.

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    #140053

    John Meagher
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    At our company we have internal training for Black Belt that we developed along with Motorola, Allied, and GE when they were first defining their programs. Over the years the training program had grown as well as leaned out.  Our offerings are a 5 week Black Belt program including one week of interpersonal skills, and Green Belt which is 3 weeks long (essentially the first three weeks of Black Belt). In order to become certified the students would have to complete the training, complete a project, that had been identified at the beginning of the training and have a financial savings “bar” to jump over while demonstrating the proper use of the tools (GB = $25K within 1 yr from beginning of training, and for BB its $250K).  For our Lean initiative, built into the Belt training programs are Lean training fundamentals clearly showing the linkage between lean and six sigma.  We also have a Lean Practitioner training where the expected outcome is a trained Kaizen facilitator as well as a day to day resource for organizations to use to continue their improvements.
    We’ve done much benchmarking with other companies on their programs and certifications and like the previous posts, they are company specific, each having their own twist, and preferences. 
     
     

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    #140096

    Amir John
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    I  advise  you  to  proceed  with  the  Villanova’s Lean-SS Program,after  finishing  the SS-GB Course.It  is  really  an  excellebt  comprehensive  program.Purchase  the  2  books :Lean-SS & Lean  -SS  for  Service (by Michael George).

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    #140107

    Whitehurst
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    I have enrolled for an online certification towards a MSSBB starting with the SSGB program. I  was just wondering if there are reputable  institutions that offers a complete classroom based program.

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    #140139

    Marlon Brando
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    I  have   (since 2004) enrolled  for  an  online training  (and  achievement  certification?) toward  a  TSS-BB,starting  with  SS-GB,Lean-SS.My  aim   is  to  have   a  “master  certificate  in  SS”.All  those  courses  are  organized  by  Villanova  University.Every  year  I  finished  one  course  ,since  2004.Trying  to  do  it  gradually ,so  as  to  allow  for  rehearsal  and  practice.To  be  honest  I’m  not  interested  to go  for  the  ASQ Certification.I’m  sofar  satisfied  with  this  trend,just  my  opinion.

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    #140998

    Christian Thorsten Anderson
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    Is there a source of Green Belt/Yellow Belt multiple Choice questions. I am currently triying to set up a test on my own, it’s tedious. Anybody has a short cut to this, I can provide my current 20 question in return.

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    #141034

    Ravin Pitamber
    Participant

    I have a multiple choice questionnaire which I am sure we could share. Please contact me [email protected].

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    #141114

    Christian Thorsten Anderson
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    Ravin, done, you have my 20 questions, can you send me yours?

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