Everyone Needs To Know

Our Certified Lean Apprentice course provides a great introduction to the principles, concepts, and terms which everyone “must understand” in any organization seeking to make a lean transformation.

As an Apprentice, you will be a valuable project team member able to help analyze value streams, design improvements, implement improved value streams, and monitor new processes.

Leveraging a powerful, yet easy to navigate, learning management system, this course provides a variety of educational techniques. Examples include videos, articles, podcasts, quizzes, and discussion forums.

Three Options

certified lean apprentice course options
  • 100% online, with four week access to the learning management system and optional check-ins with your instructor
  • Blended, or flipped classroom approach, with a half-day of in-person instruction and four week access to the learning management system
  • Customized programs for organizations with 12 or more candidates – a great method for getting everyone on the right page

What People Are Saying

“The Certified Lean Apprentice course uses an exceptionally effective approach, leveraging an excellent learning management system, which delivers everything you need.” – Steve Smith, Vice President, Toward Zero

What’s Involved

During this course, you will:

  • Leverage a package of online tools through a state-of-the-art learning management system
  • Work a few exercises to learn first-hand the challenges with meeting customer requirements
  • Take a couple of easy quizzes to measure your progress in learning the key principles, concepts, and terms
  • Complete a short assessment of the lean transformation for your organization
  • Receive coaching from an instructor at every step along the way; you will not be alone on this journey of discovery
  • Achieve an understanding of the most important principles, concepts, and terms
  • Check-off all the boxes on the learning management system and earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Apprentice

Your time investment will need to be about 8 hours, which you can spread over four weeks.

certified lean apprentice course activities


certified lean apprentice course agenda
  • Lean Principles
  • Types of Value
  • Types of Waste
  • Standard Work
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Self Assessment

What People Are Saying

“The team at Transformance Advisors has put together a great lean transformation program.” – Chris Stone, Project Manager, Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

certified lean apprentice course support


  • Participants have telephone, email, and online support to discuss progress
  • Instructors are experienced experts able to help participants respond to challenges
  • The learning management system is easy to navigate and includes an extensive “help” feature
  • Quizzes are designed to be fast and easy, but help is always available
  • Online discussion forums allow students to engage one another and build a support community

Who Should Attend Certified Lean Apprentice?

certified lean apprentice course attendees

This program is designed for anyone working for an organization seeking to make a lean transformation.

Examples include:

  • Logistics
  • Customer Service
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Maintenance
  • Change Management
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • You

What People Are Saying

“Transformance Advisors has one of the best lean programs on the market today. It’s truly a must do for any company that’s serious about their improvement transformation.” – Jeff Roach, Operations Manager, Wagner Industrial Solutions

Public Classes for Certified Lean Apprentice

certified lean apprentice course schedule

Pricing is $95 for 100% online classes and $145 for flipped classroom approach, which includes a half-day of in-person instruction.

Both formats take about 8 hours of total time, but the learning management system is available for four weeks.

Click here for more information and registration.

Private Classes for Certified Lean Apprentice

Contact us to discuss bringing this program to your organization.

We can help you educate 12 or more people and get everyone on the right page.

Please send an email to Transformance Advisors and we will get right back to you.

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