Lean Practitioner Certification

Learn the skills and tools needed so you can effectively implement Lean in your organization.

In today’s competitive environment, manufacturing companies need to focus on Lean operations by identifying and implementing best practices and actively participating in the ongoing reduction of waste.


  • Solve Problems by Getting to the Root Cause
  • Eliminate Waste
  • Sustain Your Improvements

How can you learn the skills and techniques necessary to implement Lean in your organization? Start by becoming Lean Practitioner Certified. The Lean Practitioner Certification is a practical application program that includes:

  • Practical, interactive workshops with current examples
  • Online practice exams after each required workshop
  • Two application projects with measurable company benefits
  • Online tools and templates to help implement techniques learned
  • Online coaching to help you apply what you learn



Learning to See Waste

Creating Process Maps

Root Cause Analysis

Learning to Solve Problems

Visual Management & 5S Improvements

Standard Work

Elective Workshops

  • Mistake Proofing
  • Setup Reduction
  • Kaizen Rapid Improvement

PLUS! Practical Coaching

A coach will guide you through the process to apply what you learn, show measurable benefit, and present your leadership project to your peers

2022 Pricing

Member companies:                 $2,100
Non-member companies:        $2,500


  • Step 1


  • Step 2

    Enroll in certification

  • Step 3

    Apply new skills

  • Step 4

    See your team succeed

In-Person Certification Begins:

FEBRUARY 9th 2022

Program Details

View Workshop Schedule

Online Certification Begins:

FEBRUARY 2nd 2022

Program Details

View Workshop Schedule

“The Lean Practitioner Certification program was a great experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to interact with people with various expertise while learning and putting to use many improvement tools. It has taught me to think outside of the box and focus on continuous improvement on a daily basis.”

Paula Germscheid, Shipping and Receiving Manager, Starkey Hearing Technologies


What is the time commitment for the certification?

Workshops, project, and final presentation may be completed in 6-8 months

What happens if I miss a class?

We recommend attending the next available workshop

What type of projects will participants complete?

Click here to view a sample project

Click here to view a real-world project