Hands-on Experience

The Certified Lean Practitioner course provides a complete package of education, application, and coaching for those seeking to learn and gain hands-on experience with the most powerful tools used for lean transformations.

As a Practitioner, you will be able to manage projects, lead value stream mapping sessions, identify waste, 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 video presentations, articles, podcasts, discussion forums, and a team-based project.

Three Options

certified lean practitioner course options
  • 100% online, for 7 weeks, with weekly student team meetings and a weekly check-in with the instructor and coach
  • Blended, or flipped classroom approach, with online and 7 half-day in-person coaching and instruction sessions
  • Customized programs for organizations with 8 to 16 candidates – your chance to run multiple projects and see incredible results

What’s Involved

  • You will have assignments which need to be completed every week for online and every other week for the blended approach
  • Leverage a package of online tools through a state-of-the-art learning management system
  • Work on a value stream mapping project to deliver improvements and see the power of a lean transformation
  • Receive coaching from an instructor at every step along the way; you will not be alone on this journey of discovery
  • Take a certification exam and have the opportunity to earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Practitioner
  • Join the lean community and begin networking with others making the same journey of discovery
  • Your time investment will need to be about 8 to 12 hours per week

For blended and customized programs, you will work on a lean project to improve your job, create quantifiable improvements, and begin seeing immediate results. Your instructor will help scope your project to meet your available time.

For 100% online, you will work with a team of fellow students to complete a lean project using an online business simulation

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What People Are Saying

“Could you use an extra 2 hours every day? Your project, using the Certified Lean Practitioner program, will reduce wasted time and provide you an exeptional gain in productivity.” – Jeff Roach, Operations Manager, Wagner Paint Systems – Industrial Solutions

“We met my goal to achieve a 50% reduction in the time spent, by our management team, in the weekly production meeting.” – Brandan Greeley, Supply Chain Specialist, Wolf Robotics

“The Certified Lean Practitioner program is great for “time-starved” people seeking to eliminate the wasted time we all experience.” – Mike Loughrin, CEO, Transformance Advisors

7 Modules

certified lean practitioner course structure
  • Module 1: Foundational elements of lean
  • Module 2: Developing a project charter
  • Module 3: Mapping the current state
  • Module 4: Assessing your opportunities
  • Module 5: Mapping the future state
  • Module 6: Analyzing the gaps
  • Module 7: Seeking perfection
certified lean practitioner course structure

Module 1: Foundational elements lean


  • Lean Principles
  • Types of Value
  • Types of Waste
  • Standard Work
  • Continuous Improvement
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Module 2: Developing a project charter


  • Project Selection
  • Critical Measurements
  • Lean Simulation I
  • Project Charters
  • Project Planning
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Module 3: Mapping the current state


  • Present Project Charter
  • Value Streams
  • Lean Simulation II
  • Current State Mapping
  • Data Collection Tools
  • Project Planning
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Module 4: Assessing your opportunities


  • Present Current State Map
  • Assessing Opportunities
  • Lean Simulation III
  • Eliminating Waste
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Project Planning
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Module 5: Mapping the future state


  • Present Opportunities
  • Future State Mapping
  • Lean Simulation IV
  • Specify Value
  • Project Planning
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Module 6: Analyzing the gaps


  • Present Future State Map
  • Gap Analysis
  • Lean Simulation V
  • Implementation Tools
  • Project Planning
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Module 7: Seeking perfection


  • Present Project Status
  • Seeking Perfection
  • Continuous Improvement Tools
  • Lean Competency Levels
  • Final Exam
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What People Are Saying

“The Certified Lean Practitioner program uses an exceptionally effective approach leveraging classroom instruction, hands-on application with your own improvement project, and a package of online tools.” – Steve Smith, Vice President, Toward Zero

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

“The Certified Lean Practitioner program is an exceptional opportunity to learn and use the most powerful lean tools to reduce the wasted time that is destroying your effectiveness.” – Mike Sheahan, APICS Past President and Vice President at Transformance Advisors

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  • 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
  • Materials include templates and samples that significantly enhance effectiveness
  • Online discussion forums allow students to engage one another and build a support community

Success Stories

Participants in the blended and customized programs will work on a project which can provide exceptional results for their organization.

Read more about projects that have increased revenue, reduced costs, and improved performance:

Many projects have helped participating organizations reduce costs in the range of 50K to 100K. Other projects have improved service and increased revenue.

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Who Should Attend Certified Lean Practitioner?

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This program is designed for all types of individuals.

  • Logistics
  • Customer Service
  • Project Leadership
  • 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

“I was able to apply the tools and methods learned during the lean training program to realize immediate financial and process benefits.” – Frann Lubash, Continuous Process Improvement Manager, Cabela’s

Potential Projects

+What Process Needs Improvement?
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Master Scheduling
  • Demand Forecasting
  • New Product Development
  • Shipping
  • Receiving
  • Order Management
  • Market Research
  • Budgeting
  • Business Development
  • Promotion Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Cycle Counting
  • Career Development
  • New Hire Orientation

Lean works on any process which has waste!

Public Classes for Certified Lean Practitioner

Certified Lean Practitioner Schedule

Pricing is $1,500 for 100% online classes and $1,800 for a flipped classroom approach which includes 7 half-day in-person coaching and instruction sessions.

Click here for more information and registration.

Private Classes for Certified Lean Practitioner

Contact us to discuss bringing this program to your organization.

We can help you educate 8 to 16 people and run 4 to 8 lean improvement projects.

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

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