Who should do Lean Six Sigma?

Who should do Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is one of the important methodologies used by organizations to improve processes. It is highly respected due to its robust principles of Lean and methodologies of Six Sigma . There are few questions that are asked frequently like who should do Lean Six Sigma and why. In this article, you will know who should do Lean Six Sigma , eligibility, qualifications required, age restrictions and a lot more.

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Complete guide about who should learn Lean Six Sigma

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is the collaboration of Lean tools and Six Sigma methodologies. It is employed by many industries to reduce waste in processes, cut excess production costs, minimize errors, maximize profits and improve the quality of the business processes. It is a methodology which uses project approach to improve processes. Few famous tools used in Lean Six Sigma are Kanban, 5S, 7 wastes, Pareto charts, Kaizen, brainstorming, box plots, scatter plots, regression etc.

There are in total 5 levels of Lean Six Sigma certifications –

5 levels of six sigma and their eligibility
  1. Lean Six Sigma White belt
  2. Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt
  3. Lean Six Sigma Green belt
  4. Lean Six Sigma Black belt
  5. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Eligibility for Lean Six Sigma certification

The eligibility criteria and details regarding who can do different levels of Lean Six Sigma certification is given below.

Who can do Lean Six Sigma white belt certification?

White belt certification is the basic level of the Lean Six Sigma. Anyone who is interested can undergo Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification. There are no prerequisites.

Who can do Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt certification?

Yellow belt is the 2nd level of Lean Six Sigma. White belt certification is not required to take up yellow belt. Yellow belt training covers the overview of DMAIC techniques used in Six Sigma initiatives.

Anyone who is interested can take up Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. There are no prerequisites. Here is the full recording of the Yellow Belt training.

Who can do Lean Six Sigma Green belt certification?

Green belt qualification enables you to do an improvement project in any organization of any industry and is one of the most popular Lean Six Sigma certification, with millions of employees going for it every year. Prerequisites differ for various organizations. You can take the green belt exam right away, but it is preferred that you go through a Yellow Belt learning experience before.

During the training Anexas helps the students undergo project experience in the classroom by taking a real project example. After undergoing the training you can do an improvement project in your organization though it is not mandatory for certification.

Anyone who is interested can register for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. There are no prerequisites because Yellow Belt topics are covered in the Green Belt training.

Who can do Lean Six Sigma Black belt certification?

Lean Six Sigma Black belt certification is the second highest level of Lean Six Sigma certification because it enables you to do a complex improvement project in any organization of any industry. It gives you complete knowledge of all Lean Six Sigma tools and statistical techniques and also inculcates leadership skills. It is mandatory to complete Green Belt training to take up Black Belt certification. You can also choose to take a combined Green and Black Belt training program.

During the training Anexas helps the students undergo project experience in the classroom by taking a real project example. Anexas helps you to document the project story. After undergoing the training you can do an improvement project in your organization though it is not mandatory for certification.

Who can do Lean Six Sigma Master Black belt certification?

The highest level of certification is Master Black Belt Certification which enables you to mentor Green Belts and Black Belts and roll out Lean Six Sigma initiatives in any organization of any industry. Professionals with this certification are also called Mentors. LSSMBB will shape you into a Six Sigma professional who is able to use the techniques in projects and drive it to excellence to ensure a highly profitable outcome. MBBs can also become consultants in organizations or become self-employed.

It is mandatory to complete Black Belt training to take up Master Black Belt certification. You can also choose to take a combined Green, Black and Master Black Belt training program.

Academic qualifications required

To get your Lean Six Sigma certification, academic qualifications are not required. All you need to know is basic mathematics. For all the certification levels, academic requirements are not considered as a major criteria. You don’t need a degree to sit for the Lean Six Sigma certification. A minimum work experience is preferred to get the training.

For Lean Six Sigma white, yellow and green belt, you can directly take your certification exam after your education. In the case of Black Belt and Master Black, certain work experience is beneficial, though not mandatory, to get your training. These 2 certificates are extremely professional and complicated for which field experience is important. If you don’t have the required work experience, then you can go with training institutes that provide project experience so you get an understanding on real time applications of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. On the whole, you don’t need a set academic qualification to register for Lean Six Sigma certification

Age restrictions

There is no age restriction for Lean Six Sigma certification. When you feel it is the right time you can right away register for the training. If you are going to apply for a Lean Six Sigma Black or Master Black Belt certificate, a minimum 1 year of work experience is preferred. Otherwise, like people say there is no age for studying.

Which job profile should learn Lean Six Sigma ?

Lean Six Sigma is applied in all organizations from all industries. Thus, most of the senior job profiles need candidates with Lean Six Sigma certification.

  • Here is a list of job profiles who should do Lean Six Sigma certification. The list includes but is not limited to-
  • Process quality engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Continuous improvement specialist
  • Quality excellence manager
  • Operations excellence manager
  • Business manager excellence
  • Lean Six Sigma project lead
  • Six Sigma project consultant
  • Lean manager

Conclusion

Lean Six Sigma certification is one of the most recognized certificates that adds a huge value to your career. Anyone who is passionate about their career can do Lean Six Sigma certification. So, why wait when it can benefit your career.

FAQ

Who Should Get Lean Six Sigma certified?

Any person who is interested in building his/her career can apply for Lean Six Sigma . Since there are no constraints, people from any industry can apply for Lean Six Sigma certification.

Can anyone get Six Sigma certified?

There are no set requirements to get Lean Six Sigma certification. After your graduation, you can get your Six Sigma certification. But as you advance in levels of Lean Six Sigma , your work experience in your field can be beneficial.

Who is the certifying body for Six Sigma ?

There are many certifying bodies in India. Anexas, IASSC and ASQ are the top 3 certification bodies for Lean Six Sigma .

Does Six Sigma certification expire?

Six Sigma certification validity depends upon the certifying body. In case of IASSC, Lean Six Sigma certificate expires after 3 years whereas Anexas certificates hold a lifetime validity.

Does Lean Six Sigma increase salary?

Yes, it increases your salary. Surveys conducted across companies showed that candidates with Lean Six Sigma certification earn 40% more than the non-certified candidates.

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