Lean Training aims to provide participants with a sound knowledge of Lean Thinking, its key principles, concepts and tools.
Regardless of the level of certification that a candidate is applying for, the process is the same – just that the depth of knowledge and supporting evidence that varies.
The candidate must sit an open-book examination and achieve a minimum of 80% exam score.
The candidate then presents CI/Lean project(s) in the form of storyboard(s) or A3 planner(s) to show their use of appropriate lean tools and techniques.
At Associate Level- the candidate should be able to demonstrate that they supported colleagues in the delivery of a CI/Lean project. The evidence at this level takes the form of a letter of recommendation describing their input.
At Practitioner Level – the requirement is to present on a minimum of one project that encompasses the use of at least one area of knowledge from those listed in Appendix 1.
At Advanced Practitioner Level – the requirement is to present on a minimum of two projects that encompasses the use of at least three areas of knowledge from those listed in Appendix 2.
At Master Practitioner Level – the requirement is to present on a minimum of two projects that encompasses the use of at least three areas of knowledge from those listed in Appendix
- There is a further requirement to also provide evidence on at least two areas from those listed in Appendix 3 – section 2. This last requirement is designed to understand if the candidate has a ‘mastery’ of the subject, can both coach/mentor in CI/Lean matters, and also aid in the direction setting of an organisation as part of its CI/Lean journey.
At all levels above CI/Lean Associate level a Q&A session will allow the certifier to test the candidates’ knowledge of other Lean tools and techniques, as required.
Lean body of knowledge
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Lean Certification has four levels:
Lean Advanced Practitioner
The intention is that the Lean levels relate and compare to the equivalent Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt levels of Lean Six Sigma.
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