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Protect Your Investment

Certification programs with maintenance requirements are far more valuable than those without.

Protect your investment by tracking and reporting your activities at “sharpening the saw” to keep your skills current and effective.

Our certification maintenance program rewards you for accomplishments in three areas:

  • Continuing Education
  • Improvement Projects
  • Giving Back

For each program, you need to build a total of 150 points every 5 years.

certification maintenance

Certified Lean Practitioner

Continuing Education – 50 point minimum:

  • Take a class – 25 points for each class
  • Attend a workshop – 10 points for each workshop
  • Attend a conference – 25 points for each conference
  • Tour a lean organization – 10 points for each tour
  • Read or listen to a book – 15 points for each book
  • Watch a webinar – 5 points for each webinar
  • Listen to a podcast – 5 points for each podcast

Improvement Projects – 50 point minimum:

  • Serve as team member on a value stream mapping project – 25 points for each project
  • Be the project manager for a value stream mapping project – 50 points for each project
  • Provide expert advice to a team working on a value stream mapping project – 25 points for each project
  • Serve as project champion for a value stream mapping project – 25 points for each project
  • Participate in any role for some other type of lean improvement project – 25 points for each project

Giving Back – 50 point minimum:

  • Teach a class – 50 points for each class
  • Write an article – 25 points for each article
  • Give a presentation – 25 points for each class
  • Conduct a tour – 25 points for each tour
  • Record a video – 25 points for each video
  • Record a podcast – 25 points for each podcast
  • Be a guest instructor – 25 points for each event

Certified Lean Expert

Continuing Education – 50 point minimum:

  • Take a class – 25 points for each class
  • Attend a workshop – 10 points for each workshop
  • Attend a conference – 25 points for each conference
  • Tour a lean organization – 10 points for each tour
  • Read or listen to a book – 15 points for each book
  • Watch a webinar – 5 points for each webinar
  • Listen to a podcast – 5 points for each podcast

Improvement Projects – 50 point minimum:

  • Serve as the problem solver on a problem solving project – 25 points for each project
  • Coach someone through a problem solving project – 50 points for each project
  • Provide expert advice to a team working on a problem solving project – 25 points for each project
  • Participate in any role for some other type of lean improvement project – 25 points for each project

Giving Back – 50 point minimum:

  • Teach a class – 50 points for each class
  • Write an article – 25 points for each article
  • Give a presentation – 25 points for each class
  • Conduct a tour – 25 points for each tour
  • Record a video – 25 points for each video
  • Record a podcast – 25 points for each podcast
  • Be a guest instructor – 25 points for each event

Certified Lean Master

Continuing Education – 50 point minimum:

  • Take a class – 25 points for each class
  • Attend a workshop – 10 points for each workshop
  • Attend a conference – 25 points for each conference
  • Tour a lean organization – 10 points for each tour
  • Read or listen to a book – 15 points for each book
  • Watch a webinar – 5 points for each webinar
  • Listen to a podcast – 5 points for each podcast

Improvement Projects – 50 point minimum:

  • Coach someone through a problem solving project – 50 points for each project
  • Be the project manager for a value stream mapping project – 50 points for each project
  • Provide expert advice to a team working on a lean – 25 points for each project
  • Serve as project champion for a lean project – 25 points for each project
  • Participate in any role for some other type of lean improvement project – 25 points for each project

Giving Back – 50 point minimum:

  • Teach a class – 50 points for each class
  • Write an article – 25 points for each article
  • Give a presentation – 25 points for each class
  • Conduct a tour – 25 points for each tour
  • Record a video – 25 points for each video
  • Record a podcast – 25 points for each podcast
  • Be a guest instructor – 25 points for each event

Certified Lean Champion

Continuing Education – 50 point minimum:

  • Take a class – 25 points for each class
  • Attend a workshop – 10 points for each workshop
  • Attend a conference – 25 points for each conference
  • Tour a lean organization – 10 points for each tour
  • Read or listen to a book – 15 points for each book
  • Watch a webinar – 5 points for each webinar
  • Listen to a podcast – 5 points for each podcast

Improvement Projects – 50 point minimum:

  • Serve as project champion for a lean project – 25 points for each project
  • Lead the annual “looking back” assessment of your lean transformation program – 25 points for each assessment

Giving Back – 50 point minimum:

  • Teach a class – 50 points for each class
  • Write an article – 25 points for each article
  • Give a presentation – 25 points for each class
  • Conduct a tour – 25 points for each tour
  • Record a video – 25 points for each video
  • Record a podcast – 25 points for each podcast
  • Be a guest instructor – 25 points for each event

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

Continuing Education – 50 point minimum:

  • Take a class – 25 points for each class
  • Attend a workshop – 10 points for each workshop
  • Attend a conference – 25 points for each conference
  • Tour an organization using six sigma or lean – 10 points for each tour
  • Read or listen to a book – 15 points for each book
  • Watch a webinar – 5 points for each webinar
  • Listen to a podcast – 5 points for each podcast

Improvement Projects – 50 point minimum:

  • Serve as team member on a project using DMAIC – 25 points for each project
  • Be the project manager for a project using DMAIC – 50 points for each project
  • Provide expert advice to a team working on a project using DMAIC – 25 points for each project
  • Serve as project champion for a project using DMAIC – 25 points for each project
  • Participate in any role for some other type of six sigma or lean project – 25 points for each project

Giving Back – 50 point minimum:

  • Teach a class – 50 points for each class
  • Write an article – 25 points for each article
  • Give a presentation – 25 points for each class
  • Conduct a tour – 25 points for each tour
  • Record a video – 25 points for each video
  • Record a podcast – 25 points for each podcast
  • Be a guest instructor – 25 points for each event

More Coming

Our certification advisory board is working to enhance the information on this page and build in features to help you track your maintenance points.

Watch for announcements in the Transformance Communiqué.

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