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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Course

Unlock the Power of Lean Six Sigma: Propel Your Career Forward

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Registration Deadlines

  • Registration for the online course closes one week after the course start date.
  • Registration for the hybrid course closes one week after the course start date.
  • If you miss the registration deadline, please consider registering for the next upcoming course.

Gain the essential skills to analyze complex problems, eliminate waste, and reduce process variation by enrolling in the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Course today.

Course length

This course consists of lecture videos, active learning activities, knowledge checks, and a final assessment.

Online—Asynchronous online course
Hybrid—Asynchronous online course with a three (3) hour instructor led session for applying the tools and methodologies.

What you'll receive
Participants receive a Lean Six Sigma Yellow 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 Yellow Belt, you'll develop the skills to identify opportunities for process improvement and tackle challenges with precision and efficiency. Elevate your problem-solving capabilities and become a highly sought-after asset in the job market, with the expertise of Lean Six Sigma.


Empowering Learners for Success

Our learner-focused Yellow Belt Certification program is designed to prioritize your success and growth. With both online and hybrid options available, we have options to suit your schedule and learning style.

During this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Optimize Process Flows - Utilize process maps to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  • Make Data-Driven Decisions - Engage with quality tools to make data-driven decisions and drive strategic improvements.
  • Streamline Operations - Implement Lean methodologies to remove waste, streamline operations, and boost performance.
  • Identify Root Causes - Become proficient in root cause analysis to identify and eliminate issues.
  • Practice Continuous Improvement - Utilize basic control methods to monitor stability and continuously enhance processes.

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 Yellow Belt Certificate:

  • All participants must complete all of the course content and complete the final exam with a score of at least 70 percent.

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


Who should enroll

This open enrollment course is designed to develop technical skills needed to become a highly sought-after asset in today’s job market, with the expertise of Lean Six Sigma. Ideal audiences include:


Don't worry about prerequisites! Our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification course is open to everyone, regardless of your technical background.

Instructional Team

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certifications program is designed by a team of faculty members, industry professionals, instructional designers, and Lean Six Sigma experts. The 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 instructor:


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.

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Join us on this transformative learning journey and gain the power to drive real change in any 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 Yellow Belt Online program is completely asynchronous and participants have 2 weeks to complete all of the material. Participants can work at their own pace to complete the videos, activities and final assessment. 

The Yellow Belt hybrid program offers the same material as the online program but also includes a 3 hour interactive instructor led session. During this session participants will have the opportunity to participate in active learning exercises and work directly with the faculty.

The Online program has a new cohort every month. The Hybrid program is offered quarterly.

The Yellow Belt program takes around 8 hours to complete. The online program is asynchronous and you can complete it at your own pace.

Registration is open for 4 days after a program starts. After this period, please consider registering for the next cohort.

We offer full refunds up until the start of the program.

Yellow Belt Online: $149

Yellow Belt Hybrid: $199

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 exec-fseonline@asu.edu 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 exec-fseonline@asu.edu for more information on our discounts for large groups and custom, in-person training.

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 exec-fseonline@asu.edu.

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. 

The Yellow Belt hybrid program will meet on the last day of the course for a 3 hour interactive session. There will be more information about this available in your course.

Make sure you have completed all the requirements of the course you are taking. Once the course end date has passed Global Outreach and Extended Education 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.

We offer extensions of 1 week upon request. Please contact us at exec-fseonline@asu.edu for an extension.