Lean Six Sigma Certification

Become an effective problem-solver in your organization

Why Lean Six Sigma Certification is Important

Certification not only demonstrates a mastery of Lean Six Sigma skills; it also opens up opportunities in your career. Organizations need effective, confident, and experienced problem solvers to implement sustainable improvements.

An organization's ability to achieve Operational Excellence accelerates when employees have certifications in Lean Six Sigma. More stable processes earn them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Who can benefit from Lean Six Sigma Certification?


Lean Six Sigma certification boosts your resume, warrants a higher salary, and makes you an invaluable asset to your organization.


Certified Lean Six Sigma professionals drive process improvement initiatives, help companies develop a culture of effective problem-solving, and increase customer satisfaction.


Entering the workforce with a Lean Six Sigma certification differentiates yourself from other recent grads searching for jobs.

How to Get Lean Six Sigma Certification from MoreSteam

There are two paths to certification through MoreSteam.

Self-Guided Path to Lean Six Sigma Certification

You control the pace, order of material, and learning experience. You can even customize your belt training by choosing a service, healthcare, or finance focus.

Blended Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification Program

An alternative to the traditional classroom setting, our blended model combines eLearning with in-person workshops, coaching, and open‐ended simulations.

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What Makes Moresteam's Lean Six Sigma Certifications Best?

  • Learn by doing. MoreSteam's Lean Six Sigma certification programs are focused on real-world application. We don't stop at passing an exam. Doing Lean Six Sigma project work alongside a Master Black Belt coach leaves you feeling confident to problem-solve in your organization.
  • A commitment to your success. Our expert team is your best resource. Our team of Master Black Belts and Lean Six Sigma coaches will be with you every step of the way. We offer personalized coaching and support during your training and project work.
  • Learn in a way that fits you best. Our self-guided approach is flexible enough to fit any schedule. But if you work better in a structured setting with built-in checkpoints, our blended learning option is proven to be one of the most effective ways for adults to learn new concepts.

Compare Lean Six Sigma Certification Programs

MoreSteam Certificate

MoreSteam adheres to the Lean Six Sigma belt certification standards established by the Center of Operational Excellence (COE) at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Our certification and training materials are used by the Institute of Industrial Systems Engineers, and our courses were provided by the American Society for Quality for over 20 years.

Certification is an essential step in recognition as a Lean Six Sigma professional, and there are so many Lean Six Sigma Certification programs to choose from.

When deciding which certification is best for you consider the following:

  • Your career path
  • Your organization's operational excellence objectives
  • The Lean Six Sigma course content that best fits your needs

See how our green belt certification measures up to other programs like Villanova and ASQ.

MoreSteam Certificate

MoreSteam Lean Six Sigma Certification Levels

Lean Six Sigma

Yellow Belt

Lean Six Sigma

Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma

Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma

Master Black Belt

Exam Passing Grade 75% 80% 80% Lean Exam: 80%
Stats Exam: 80%
Test Duration 90 Minutes 3 Hours 5 Hours 180 Minutes
for each exam
Test Length 25 Questions 60 Questions 120 Questions 20 Questions each
Pre-Requisites YB Training GB Training BB Training Certified BB + 5 Years
Process Improvement Work
Project Requirements None 1 Project 2 Projects 5 Projects +
10 Coaching Projects
Average Annual Salary $95,283 $102,850 $123,978 $151,727
Annual Project Savings $75,000 $250,000 $400,000 $750,000+
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
Yellow Belt
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
Exam Passing Grade 75%
Project Requirements None
Average Annual Salary $95,283
Annual Project Savings $75,000
Green Belt
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Exam Passing Grade 80%
Project Requirements 1 Project
Average Annual Salary $102,850
Annual Project Savings $250,000
Black Belt
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Exam Passing Grade 80%
Project Requirements 2 Projects
Average Annual Salary $123,978
Annual Project Savings $400,000
Master Black Belt
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
Exam Passing Grade 80%
Project Requirements 5 Projects + Coaching
Average Annual Salary $151,727
Annual Project Savings $750,000+

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete each certification in order?

The certifications build on each other, but the only certification level with a prerequisite is Master Black Belt. You can enroll in Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt training and certification programs anytime. If you pursue a certification level and would like to deepen your knowledge and advance to the next level, we can transfer your learning progress. Talk to us about your specific situation.

What is included with certification?

Each level and program is a little different. For Yellow Belt, you will get access to MoreSteam's online Yellow Belt course and Yellow Belt exam. For the self-guided Green Belt, you will get the online Green Belt course and exam, and MoreSteam's Lean Six Sigma project tracking software TRACtion. The blended program offers additional benefits including coaching, study halls, and a workshop. You will receive similar products for Black Belt as Green Belt. Master Black Belt includes several courses as well as in-person weeks at The Ohio State University.

What is MoreSteam's criteria for awarding certification?

Certification is awarded to those who complete MoreSteam's online training course, complete the appropriate project-work, and pass an exam at the minimum pass rate. Actual requirements such as number of projects and exam pass rate vary by certification level.

Do I need to complete training prior to enrollment in certification?

No. You can enroll in both at the same time. However, in the self-guided path to certifiation, you might want to start with training and add certification later when you have a good idea for a project. Remember, completing MoreSteam's online training course is a prerequisite for certification. If you choose to enroll in either the blended green belt or blended black belt training and certification programs, you will go through training alongside your cohort before completing the other requirements necessary for certification.

What if I don't have a project to work on?

You need to find one. Ask your supervisor for some ideas. What do your customers complain about? What are some metrics that your team misses frequently? Those are great sources for project ideas. If you are not working and don't have a workplace project idea, consider going to a non-profit organization or community organization. They may appreciate the extra help and you'll be making the world a better place.

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