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Lean Certification

Lean Certification is an industry-leading certification program that provides individuals, companies, and educators with a comprehensive and effective roadmap for professional and workforce development that aligns with industry-recognized standards.

It is an evolutionary journey where your knowledge and experience work together to create a depth of expertise upon which you can keep building. It weaves innovative ways of thinking and doing business with real-world applications and results. Lean Certification not only helps you attain the knowledge, it validates it.

New Process Improvements

To improve upon the customer experience and continued success of the Lean Certification program, an extensive validation study was conducted utilizing the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. The Lean Certification Alliance listened to feedback from customers, reviewed the results and recommendations from the validation study, and took action by implementing new process improvements.

Your Journey to Lean

Apply for Lean Certification at the rank most appropriate to your career, knowledge, and experience. Lean Bronze Certification focuses on the fundamentals of lean from a tactical perspective. Lean Silver Certification integrates your lean knowledge with leadership experience. And Lean Gold Certification focuses on the strategic transformation of an entire enterprise.

Why Begin the Lean Journey?

There are many reasons to pursue a Lean Certification. Check out what our customers have to say and learn more about the benefits of Lean Certification for:

The Lean Certification Alliance

The industry-leading Lean Certification program is the result of a partnership among four leading non-profit organizations that collectively set the standard for operational excellence and an improved workforce. The Lean Certification Alliance — American Society for Quality (ASQ), Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Shingo Institute, and SME — draws on their collective experience and the proven practices of thousands of individuals to provide continuous improvement practitioners in-depth access to the latest lean and continuous improvement thinking and best practices.

If you have any questions on these exciting enhancements to the Lean Certification program please email us or call 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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