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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Health Care Professionals

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Are you ready to make a lasting impact on health care quality? Enroll in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Health Care Certification and take your health care career to new heights. Gain the skills to revolutionize patient care, optimize processes, and amplify your professional standing in the industry.

Course Length
10—weeks instruction followed by a 60 day project.

The asynchronous online course consisting of lecture videos, active learning activities, and knowledge checks

Online–asynchronous online course and a final assessment.

What you'll receive
Earn a professional certification–participants receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering demonstrating their commitment to professional growth and staying current with industry trends.

Originally developed during the post-WWII industrial boom, Lean and Six Sigma have evolved into a dynamic approach that drives efficiency, productivity, and excellence. As a health care focused Green Belt, you will cultivate the skills to pinpoint process improvement opportunities and adeptly overcome challenges in a health care setting. Elevate your proficiency in problem-solving and emerge as a coveted asset in the health care sector, armed with the specialized expertise of Lean Six Sigma!


Empowering Learners for Success

Stand out in your field by completing the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Health Care Certification. This 10-week immersive program, offered by ASU's College of Health Solutions and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, equips you with the skills to drive impactful change in patient outcomes and care delivery.

During this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Develop a Project Charter: Emphasize the Voice of the Patient and Dimensions of Quality to ensure precise alignment with health care service excellence.
  • Assess Health care Workflows: Identify inefficiencies and optimize processes within health care service and transactional settings.
  • Analyze Real-World Health care Data: Leverage data insights to address real-world health care challenges and enhance industry-specific solutions.
  • Visualize Health care Process Flow: Utilize process maps to identify waste and streamline health care service and transactional operations.
  • Utilize Quality Tools in Health Care: Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to uncover root causes and drive improvements in health care quality.
  • Formulate Growth Strategies in Health Care: Devise strategies to improve patient satisfaction, enhance health care service delivery, and foster growth.
  • Implement & Sustain Health Care Enhancements: Ensure sustained improvements in health care service quality and operational efficiency.

Industry Recognized Credential

As one of the world's top-ranked engineering schools an ASU Certification is recognized globally as a premier qualification.

To earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate:

  • All participants must complete the final exam with a score of at least 70 percent. 
  • All participants must complete the 60-day process improvement project.

With this certification you’ll also qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Units (PDU)


Maximize Your Impact

Unlock a unique opportunity to advance your career and knowledge. Our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course is officially approved to offer Continuing Education (CE) credits towards The Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification. Gain 30 CE units recognized by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, fulfilling the CE requirement to maintain CPHQ eligibility. To learn more about The Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, please visit the National Association for Healthcare Quality’s website.

Who should enroll

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Health Care certification program is designed for professionals in a wide range of health care industries with various backgrounds including health care clinicians, health care administrators, quality and/or patient safety officers, health professions students, supply chain specialists in health care, patient experience officers and care transformation specialists.


While there are no official prerequisites, participants should have basic knowledge of statistics.

Instructional Team

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program is designed by a team of faculty members, industry professionals, instructional designers, and Lean Six Sigma professionals. Validated course framework and assessments are aligned to industry needs and standards. 

The curriculum, instructional videos, exams and activities for this program are led by the following instructors:


  Lisa Custer

Lisa Custer

Lisa has over 25 years of working experience in all aspects of process management and continuous improvement. Her work spans Six Sigma, Lean, Design, Total Productive Maintenance, and Total Quality Management. Prior titles include Principal with Accenture, Director with George Group Consulting, and Director of Quality in the semiconductor industry. She holds a Ph.D. and MSE in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

 Clayton Taylor

Clayton Taylor

Clayton is the Director of the Business and Finance Organizational Performance Office in the Office of the Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Arizona State University. His office consults with nine diverse Business and Finance operational areas to lower costs, improve operational efficiency and provide the highest quality customer experience to internal and external customers.


Matt Martin

Matthew Martin

Matt Martin, MS, PhD, LMFT, CSSBB is Clinical Associate Professor in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program and Associate Director of SNAC at Arizona State University. Dr. Martin is Six Sigma Black Belt certified by ASQ and mentors graduate students in health care quality improvement projects. Research interests include integrated care measurement, medical workforce development, and population health strategies in primary care. Dr. Martin has worked with numerous health care organizations in Arizona to improve and evaluate their clinical processes. His projects have been funded by NIH, SAMHSA, HRSA, ASU, Arizona Department of Health, and private foundations. Prior to ASU, he served as Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Duke family medicine residency program in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Matt has 10 years of clinical experience including several years of practicing and managing integrated behavioral health services.

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Join us on this transformative learning journey and gain the power to drive real change in your organization. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add value to your career. Enroll now and take the first step towards becoming a Lean Six Sigma expert.


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Lean methods focus on streamlining processes, removing wasteful practices, and increasing process efficiency. Lean creates systems that produce results very quickly and at a low cost per unit.

Six Sigma methods focus on reducing the variation in process results, and centering the process on a specific performance level. Six Sigma creates high quality, defect-free products and services.

Combined, Lean and Six Sigma represent a powerful and comprehensive set of organizational and process improvement tools.

Yellow Belt is an introduction to the foundational concepts of Lean Six Sigma and provides a series of tools used to make process improvements. The online course features videos, activities and discussion posts followed by a final exam. The hybrid course also includes a 3-hour, virtual, live training to practice using the tools. 

Green Belt is an extensive training in Lean and Six Sigma methodology. The online course consists of 10 weeks of instructions with videos, quizzes, online discussions and a final exam. The Green Belt also requires a 60-day applied project where participants will utilize the tools and methodology to implement changes in their organization.  

Black Belt furthers the training from the Green Belt program. Participants learn how to effectively lead teams in Six Sigma methodologies and work with stakeholders on projects. The Black Belt program trains on advanced statistical methods and analysis, and includes an applied project where participants will lead a team in utilizing the tools and methodology to implement changes in their organization.  

Master Black Belt is the final level of certification and is for participants looking to deploy Six Sigma at the top levels of an organization. Participants learn how to manage large scale organizational improvement units, practicing advanced statistical analysis, and leading six sigma strategy.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course is offered in three different tracks. Service/Transactional, Manufacturing and Health Care. The tracks cater to participants by industry focus areas to find commonality in discussions, case studies and specific application of lean and six sigma.

The Green Belt for health care professionals is offered quarterly.

The Green Belt program takes approximately 60 hours to complete. The program consists of 10 weeks of asynchronous coursework followed by 60 days to complete your applied project.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program requires an applied project to be completed during the program. This program is typically done in the context of the participant’s workplace or a volunteer position they hold. As a participant you are responsible for finding a project that you will be able to complete during the timeframe of the program. The instructor for the course can assist you in choosing your project but will not assign projects to participants. If you are concerned about finding an appropriate project, please reach out to us at

Registration is open for 1 week after a program starts. The first week consists of introductions and learning the platform so participants can easily catch up. 


If you change your mind about a course we can offer refunds up until the start of the program. You can also transfer to a later program before the start date.  Once the program starts we cannot offer refunds. If you would like to transfer to a later program after the program has already started there is a $500 transfer fee. We can also offer extensions for deadlines if necessary. Please reach out to your instructor and if you need an extension. 

The Green Belt for health care professionals is $1950 per participant.

We offer discounts for ASU employees, alumni and students. We also offer discounts for military veterans and groups of 5 or more people. Please email us at for more information on our discounts. 

We offer custom programs for organizations that are looking to get several members of their team certified. Our team can work with you to come up with a program that fits your needs. Please email us at for more information.  We are able to offer group discounts and tailor our programs for large groups. 


You will receive an email inviting you to join the course on Canvas a few days before your program starts. The welcome email will contain any additional information you need. If you don’t hear anything by the start date of your program, please email us at 

The online programs are all asynchronous and do not have scheduled meetings. If you would like to meet with the instructor for your course they can schedule an appointment with you. 

Make sure you have completed all the requirements of the course you are taking. Once the course end date has passed, ASU will verify completion of all requirements. Once your certification is verified you will receive an email with a digital copy of your certification and instructions on accessing a digital badge. Physical certificates will also be sent when applicable. 


Please be aware that for courses with applied projects the verification process may take longer as instructors will need to review the final project reports. Please email us at if you have any questions. 

We offer extensions for up to two months after the end of the program.  If you need an extension, please contact your instructor and