Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

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Next Online Course

September 30, 2020

Program Fee

Online: $99 | Face to Face: $249

Registration Deadlines

  • Online registration for the face-to-face course closes five days before the date of the scheduled session.
  • Online registration for the online course closes one day before the start date.
  • If you miss the registration deadline, please consider registering for the next upcoming course.

Contact Information

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

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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.

The ASU Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate program is offered face-to-face and online:

The face-to-face 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.

Course Agenda:

9am – 12pm Course Instruction
12pm – 1pm Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1pm – 4pm Course Instruction
4pm – 5pm Testing

*Note: ASU parking is available, but you are required to pay the parking fee.

The online program is an asynchronous course, consisting of lecture videos, discussion boards, discussion activities and module checks covering the quality tools and concepts of Lean and Six Sigma. Course facilitators 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Comparing PDCA methodology to the DMAIC cycle, and how they work together. 

Earning a Certificate

To earn the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate participants are required to: 

  • Online participants must complete all of the online course content. 
  • Face-to-face participants must attend the entire face-to-face session. 
  • All participants must complete the final exam with a score of at least 70 percent. 

With the completion of this course, participants receive a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and qualify for 1.0 continuing education units from Arizona State University. 

Who Should Enroll

This program is for students, staff, faculty and 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: customer service, healthcare, retail, hospitality, real estate, education, utility providers, government, financial institutions, etc. 

This certification is beneficial to any industry and has increasingly gained more traction as individuals that become certified gain the ability to analyze complex problems utilizing the Lean Six Sigma methodology and will help eliminate waste and reduce variation across processes. Businesses are always looking for innovative ways to do things better, faster and cheaper. The Lean Six Sigma tool set will help you achieve those goals.


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