Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

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Upcoming Course

November 20, 2019

*Online registration closes five days before the date of the class. If you miss the registration deadline, please consider registering for class the following month.

Program Fee


Contact Information

ASU Employees, members of the United States Military and companies registering 5 or more participants may be eligible for a special rate.

For more information on professional programs or certifications contact:

Professional & Executive Education
(480) 727-4534

This 1-day certification program is offered in a face-to-face format at the ASU Tempe Campus from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the College Avenue Commons Building, Room #333 or #335, depending on the date, in Tempe, Arizona. The building and room number will be confirmed upon your selection of a date.

Program Description

Lean and Six Sigma have been used for decades and their impact can be far-reaching with significant financial gains as evidenced by companies such as Toyota, General Electric, and Xerox. Although the origins and initial utilization of these methodologies and tools are in manufacturing and date back to the post-WWII industrial boom, they have gained a strong foothold across all industry sectors in recent years as well as increased usage across all functional areas within those organizations adopting a continuous improvement culture.

Program Topics

  • Using process maps to model relationships and optimize process flows.
  • Application of quality tools to understand processes and make data-driven decisions.
  • Lean essentials and the removal of waste from a process.
  • Utilizing root cause analysis to identify the source of faults or problems.
  • The application of basic control methods to monitor stability and process performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the need for operations, process improvement and the benefits they provide to an organization.
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma methods to streamline processes, remove waste, decrease process defects, variation, and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Apply Pareto charts to prioritize problems and separate the vital few from the trivial many.
  • Apply root cause analysis to eliminate and prevent problems at the source.
  • Understand how to execute and control continuous improvement initiatives using the PDCA method.

Earning a Certificate

The ASU Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate program consists of six hours of interactive in-person instruction covering the quality tools and concepts of Lean and Six Sigma. Instructors will facilitate collaborative sessions that empower individuals with six tools that can be immediately deployed in their individual work areas. Additionally, instructors will work with participants throughout the program to ensure each participant obtains a solid understanding of the material that can be applied to their unique organizational challenges.

To earn the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate participants are required to attend the entire full-day course and complete the one-hour final exam with a score of at least 70 percent. With the completion of this course, you qualify for 1.0 continuing education units from Arizona State University.

Who Should Enroll

This program is for professionals interested in improving processes and operational performance within their work area. The ideal candidates for the ASU Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Program for the service industry are professionals that work in the following areas: government, financial institutions, customer service, healthcare, retail, hospitality, real estate, education, utility providers, etc. 


No prerequisites are required to attend the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification course.