Lean Green Belt

Pass the baton.

Through project presentations and interaction, participants learn by doing...and from each other.

Lean Green Belt Candidates

Complete the entire 64-hour training program, participating as classroom leaders for at least two topics.

  • Conduct a minimum 2-hour Lean training class within his or her facility or value stream
  • Lead and document a major Kaizen project in his or her own value stream or facility.
  • Volunteer to be available to work on Lean projects throughout his or her company.

Please Note: It may take several weeks or months before participants successfully complete their Green Belt-level on-site training and Kaizens and receive their certification. Certification is awarded based on a panel review of the project submission and requires full attendance, participation, and completion of all assignments. Extensions and make-ups may be arranged on a case-by-case basis. 

Topics Covered (many by course participants)

  • Lean Overview
  • Lean Implementation; Hoshin Planning, Kaizen Events
  • Lean Metrics
  • 5S Organization
  • Visual Controls
  • One-Piece Flow Cells
  • Cell Teams
  • Standardized Work
  • Zero-Defect Quality
  • Kanbans and Supermarkets
  • Lean Materials Handling
  • SMED/Quick Changeover
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Change Management
  • Transition Management
  • Lean Transformation


Lean White Belt or consent of instructor based on equivalent training and experience.


  • All presentation materials
  • Lean Green Belt implementation Guidebook
  • A library of critical Lean training books and manuals




The Lean Green Belt Certification Program is 8 days of intense learning, with sessions scheduled every two to three weeks for a maximum of 12 people. In addition to the classroom sessions, participants are expected to complete assignments and present on topics.


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