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Lean Bronze Certification

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Learn the fundamentals of lean from a tactical perspective.

With Lean Bronze Certification your education and training focuses on how to apply lean principles, concepts, and methods within a work cell, work group, or value stream. Earning your Lean Bronze Certification demonstrates your solid understanding of basic lean principles and tools, and your ability to apply tactical implementation to drive improvement and show measurable results.

You’ll study and learn lean processes and practices from these key modules from the Lean Certification Body of Knowledge (PDF):

  • Module 1: Cultural Enablers (15%)
  • Module 2: Continuous Process Improvement (60%)
  • Module 3: Consistent Lean Enterprise Culture (10%)
  • Module 4: Business Results (15%)


Lean Bronze Certification Blueprint

The Lean Bronze Blueprint (PDF) provides additional information beyond the Lean Certification Body of Knowledge (PDF) by going a step further and specifying relevant segments of the Body of Knowledge and providing additional details on the proficiency expected for Lean Bronze Certification.

Essential Body of Work

The Essential Body of Work (EBW) (PDF) describes the baseline knowledge, skills, and abilities required by lean professionals and lays the groundwork for understanding and evaluating the Lean Bronze Certification requirements. It will help you better envision your role and evaluate your readiness for certification.

Ready to begin your journey toward Lean Bronze Certification? Here are the steps you’ll take to earn your certification.

Earn Your Certification

If you have questions or need additional information email us, complete an online inquiry form, or call SME Customer Care at 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.