Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training Signature Series

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training Signature Series

Achieving your Yellow Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma (based on the IASSC standard exam) demonstrates a certain command of Six Sigma and Lean processes and principles.

The PD Training Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification preparation and training course will empower you to contribute to any continuous improvement (CI) initiative. During the course you will learn both techniques and strategies and how to put them into practice using a range of activities and case studies. Course duration is 21 hours with an additional six hours of self-study required to understand the content. Total duration is 27 hours.

The tools you master will prepare you for the exam, and empower you to support continuous improvement projects in your workplace. Lean Six Sigma is the most highly regarded CI and Management System ever developed - Yellow Belt Certification is your ticket to enter the world of CI with credibility, respect and ability.

The training course provides comprehensive training and exam preparation to achieve Yellow Belt Certification with the International Association of Six Sigma Certification. No prior knowledge of Lean Six Sigma is necessary to participate in this course.

This LSS Certification program is now available throughout US including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Seattle.

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Your Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have learned:

  • Complete understanding of Six Sigma
  • Ability to improve processes for enhanced product quality
  • Understanding of the tactical and strategic aspects of Lean Six Sigma
  • Understanding of process capability
  • Skill to Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC) processes
  • Understanding of process discovery
  • An accurate system of predicting outcomes, measurable and quantifiable
  • Clear understanding of goals
  • A highly effective methodology to improve processes drastically
  • Methods to minimise variability in processes
  • Capability to maximise production by fully utilising the potential of processes
  • Ability to reduce waste through the identification and removal of present and potential errors
  • Control over defects for their effective prevention
  • Means to build strong managers and leaders
  • A highly effective quality management system
  • Smoother, faster and error-free processes
  • Effective means to drastically increase savings through reduction in waste and improvement in processes
Duration: 3.0 day course Live Online Experts


Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training Signature Series Reviews:


"Course was a fantastic introduction to LEAN - looking forward to undertaking more training."

Department of Defence


"Derrick was a great facilitator and presented well."

Department of Defence


"Derrick was a very knowledgeable presenter, he engaged the group. The Introduction to Lean was more useful to my daily work than I realised it would be."

Department of Defence


"Ross was very knowledgeable on the related topics he was presenting. He was engaged with all participants throughout the three days I attended the course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will be using some of these methods in the workplace.

Public Course Participant


"Good course, good trainer, overall a good experience."

Hospira Adelaide Pty. Ltd.


Download Course Outline (PDF)

The PD Training Yellow Belt Certification Training course is a practical training experience that includes the use of many LSS tools and techniques in a range of activities and scenarios outlined in the IASSC authorised training materials. 

You will learn Lean Six Sigma theory and practice applying the techniques, so that you will be well prepared to take the IASSC exam and be ready to contribute as a respected member of Continuous Improvement (CI) Projects. Course duration is 21 hours with an additional six hours of self-study required to understand the content. Total duration is 27 hours. 

The implementation roadmaps within each phase provide you with a clear path for putting into practice the problem solving methodologies and measurement tools. Various group exercises using training activities, data sets and templates facilitate interactive group learning and collaboration. 

Our expert LSS trainers look forward to welcoming you to the class and empowering you with skills and techniques you can put into practice on the job, and advance your career.


Course Outline for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training Signature Series

Topic 1
What is Quality (Introduction)
  • Understand the history of quality
  • Gathering the voice of the customer
  • Garvin's five definitions of quality
  • Definitions of quality from quality gurus
  • Differences in quality between products and services
Topic 2
Enterprise-wide View (Introduction)
  • Understand the history of continuous improvement
  • Six Sigma as a Value
  • Six Sigma as a Measure
  • Six Sigma as a Metric
  • Rolled Throughput Yield
  • Six Sigma Approach
  • Six Sigma Process
  • Six Sigma System
  • Six Sigma System
Topic 3
Lean (Introduction)
  • Understand the history of Lean and the value it brings to an organisation
  • The philosophy and goals of Lean Manufacturing
  • Understand how Lean integrates with Six Sigma
Topic 4
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities (Introduction)
  • Understand Six Sigma key players
  • Understand team stages in six sigma projects
  • Understand the different modes of team communication
Topic 5
Understanding the Define Phase of Six Sigma (Define Phase)

LSS Yellow Belt Define Phase - The Define Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma.

  • Describe the two stages of the Define phase<
Topic 6
Six Sigma Important Stakeholders (Define Phase)
  • Describe the stakeholders in Six Sigma projects
  • Understand how the changeover to Six Sigma implementation affects stakeholders
Topic 7
Voice of the Customer (Define Phase)
  • Understand the importance of the Voice of the Customer is Six Sigma projects
  • Comprehending the Voice of the Customer
Topic 8
Critical to Quality Flowdown (Define Phase)
  • Understand the definition and purpose of Critical to Quality
  • Understand the Critical to Quality steps or flowdown
Topic 9
Selecting Six Sigma Projects (Define Phase)
  • Understand the core components of project selection: Business case, Project Charter, Benefits Analysis
  • Understand the components of the project charter
Topic 10
Wrap Up & Action Items (Define Phase)


Topic 11
Processes and Process Characteristics (Measure Phase)

LSS Green Belt Measure Phase - The Measure Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Lean Six Sigma tools for characterising your business issues.

  • Define a process
  • Explain different types of processes
  • Explain different process characteristics
Topic 12
Process Maps and Flow Chart (Measure Phase)
  • Understand how to create a process map
  • Understand the different types of process maps
  • Describe process flow metrics and how they are used
  • Describe what an X-Y Diagram or X-Y matrix is and how to construct one
Topic 13
Fishbone Diagram (Measure Phase)
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the Ishikawa or Fishbone diagram
  • Apply the Fishbone diagram
  • Apply non-probability sampling strategies
  • Know how to calculate and determine sample size for continuous and discrete data
Topic 14
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Explain the of conducting FMEA and its various elements
  • Explain and calculate Risk Priority Number
  • Understand procedures involved in conducting FMEA
  • Understand differences of design and process FMEA
  • Explain advantages and disadvantages of conducting FMEA
Topic 15
Basic Statistics (Measure Phase Module)
  • Explain the various statistics used to express location and spread of data
  • Describe the characteristics of a Normal Distribution
  • Explain the measures of dispersion
  • Understand and use measures of symmetry
  • Explain the Central Limit Theory
  • Explain frequency distribution
Topic 16
Measurement System Analysis (Measure Phase)
  • Describe the difference between attribute and variable data
  • Understand the difference between continuous and discrete data
  • Understand different data collection methods
Topic 17
Data Integrity and Accuracy (Measure Phase)
  • Describe and define data integrity and accuracy
  • Understand the principles of gauge repeatability and reproducibility
  • Understand the characteristics of accuracy, precision, linearity, stability and bias
  • Complete a linearity example in Minitab
Topic 18
Process Capability Analysis (Measure Phase)
  • Understand causes of variation
  • Estimate Capability for Continuous Data
  • Describe the impact of Non-normal Data on the analysis presented in this module for Continuous Capability
  • Calculate process performance metrics
Topic 19
Wrap Up & Action Items (Measure Phase)


Topic 20
Graph and Data Analysis (Analyse Phase)
  • Construct a scatter diagram
  • Understand the principles of a Pareto chart
  • Construct a Pareto chart testing proportions against each other and against a specified value
Topic 21
Five Whys (Analyse phase)
  • Explain the 5 Whys process
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the 5 Whys process
Topic 22
Non-Value Added Activities (Analyse Phase)
  • Understand the seven types of process waste
  • Understand the difference between value and non-value added activities
  • Identify non-value added activities from process maps
Topic 23
Wrap Up & Action Items (Analyse Phase)
  • Understand the seven types of process waste
  • Understand the difference between value and non-value added activities
  • Identify non-value added activities from process maps
Topic 24
5S (Improve Phase)
  • Understand the 5 concepts in the 5S model
  • Understand the effect of 5S on improvements
Topic 25
Kanban and Poka-Yoke (Improvement Phase)
  • Understand the concept of Kanban and the Push vs Pull system of production
  • Understand the concept of poka-yoke (mistake proofing)
Topic 26
Maintain Controls (Control Phase)
  • Understand the benefits of a control plan and how to create one
  • Understand the elements of a control plan: Documentation plan, monitoring plan, resource plan, a training pan, aligning systems and structures
Topic 27
Documentation Plan
  • Understand the importance of maintaining documentation on projects
  • Lessons learned and the benefits of them
Topic 28
Wrap Up & Action Items (Control Phase)


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We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

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We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

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88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

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Post-Class Competency Assessment & Certificate

As an Accredited Training Organisation for Six Sigma, PD Training will offer you the opportunity to take an assessment at the end of your class that validates your knowledge and understanding of this Lean Six Sigma belt standard – mapping to the corresponding IASSC Belt Certification.

Global Recognition

Our training, and post course assessment prepare you directly for the International Association of Six Sigma Certification Exams (http://www.iassc.org/six-sigma-certification/).

Successful completion of these exams will provide you with the only independently administered global Six Sigma credential.

Global Certification exams pricing:

  • USD $195 Yellow
  • USD $295 Green
  • USD $395 Black

Conduct the exam directly on your computer from the comfort of your home or office on any day and time. Using our testing system a professional IASSC Proctor will personally meet you in our virtual online testing environment. Using your webcam you'll provide identification and the Proctor will authorize the execution of your exam session, staying with you through the testing and submission process. The proctor will ensure that the rules are followed and that you have the support you need while you take the IASSC certification exam directly on your computer from the comfort of your home or office.

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  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
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