Recertification requires that you participate in ongoing lean activities, which can take many forms. Whether you recertify at the Bronze, Silver, or Gold level, you will need to document a minimum of 60 recertification credits over a three-year period from receiving your certification or last recertification.
Your education, training, and development must be focused on the Lean Body of Knowledge (PDF) and include activities from three or more of the categories below.
||Attend a lean-related event, seminar, or chapter meeting.
||Write a book or technical paper, apply for an award, prepare speaker materials, and submit your recertification reflection statement.
||Attend college or continuing education classes, employer-arranged training, virtual training, webinar training, or teach a review program.
||Take part in a speaking engagement, committee activity, Kaizen project, or review a Lean Certification portfolio.
||Participate on a lean-related committee or board.
|Go To Gemba
||Gemba-related activities, including employment and plant tours.
||A documented lean-related reference or testimonial.
|SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo Institute Members and Partners
Note: At this time, you cannot pay your recertification fee online. You will be sent an invoice prior to the expiration of your certification.
If you have any questions, please email us or call SME Customer Care at 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.