Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the first level of formal training, covered under the
Lean Six Sigma methodology. It provides a thorough understanding of process
improvement initiatives, under the guidance of a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
professional. The course offers an in-depth training on the knowledge demonstration
of Lean Six Sigma tools, to further enable employees to strategize their daily work
and improve efficiency.
Green Belt Training focuses on the principles of variation reduction and Lean
Manufacturing. The goals is shifting a process performance to a desired target and
reducing and controlling the variation.
Green Belts typically support Black Belts and are not always employed as full-time
Green Belts. They often have a full-time role in the company and participate in Six
Sigma projects as needed. However, Green Belts can lead their own teams and have a
Black Belt serve as a mentor.
Green Belt Certification Topics
Green Belt Certification usually requires knowledge or execution of the tools
shown below. At this stage, similar to Yellow Belts, they generally are not
taught to create and manage a DOE. They are introduced to the basic non-normal
distributions and hypothesis testing.
Statistics and Quality Tools
(Failure Mode Effects Analysis)
Limit Theorem and Confidence Intervals
Transactional Process Improvement
ANOVA and Chi Squared Tests
Event (Focused Area Improvement Event)
Green Belt certifications programs are less rigorous than Black Belt program but more
than Yellow Belt and usually consist of:
40 hours – 160
hours of coursework
Participation in at
least one Six Sigma project
Mentoring of other
Green Belts, White Belts, or Yellow Belts
project management tools
understanding the Lean principles
Who should attend ?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program is ideal for professionals whose key focus area is
Quality Management. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is for anyone who
wishes to improve their skills as a leader in an organisation while learning how to
transform business processes for the better.