IASSC - LSSYB Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Learning Delivery Methods

03 Day

Equivalent to 24 hrs.

Rewards Points

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) is a professional who is versed in the basics of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who supports improvement projects as a part of a team or conducts small projects on a part time basis. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt possesses an understanding of the aspects within the phases of D-M-C.
  • This is a 3-day (24hr) learning event
  • Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm
  • Ideal for those looking to get started & understand the Lean and Six Sigma Methodology
1.0 Define Phase
1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma
1.1.1 Meanings of Six Sigma
1.1.2 General History of Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement
1.1.3 Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
1.1.4 The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
1.1.5 Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee
1.1.6 Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities
1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma
1.2.1 Defining a Process
1.2.2 Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQ’s)
1.2.3 Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
1.2.4 Pareto Analysis (80:20 rule)
1.2.5 Basic Six Sigma Metrics
a. including DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time
1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
1.3.1 Building a Business Case & Project Charter
1.3.2 Developing Project Metrics
1.3.3 Financial Evaluation & Benefits Capture
1.4 The Lean Enterprise
1.4.1 Understanding Lean
1.4.2 The History of Lean
1.4.3 Lean & Six Sigma
1.4.4 The Seven Elements of Waste
a. Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting.
1.4.5 5S
a. Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Self-Discipline, Sort
2.0 Measure Phase
2.1 Process Definition
2.1.1 Cause & Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
2.1.2 Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
2.1.3 X-Y Diagram
2.1.4 Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)

2.2 Six Sigma Statistics
2.2.1 Basic Statistics
2.2.2 Descriptive Statistics
2.2.3 Normal Distributions & Normality
2.2.4 Graphical Analysis

2.3 Measurement System Analysis
2.3.1 Precision & Accuracy
2.3.2 Bias, Linearity & Stability
2.3.3 Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility
2.3.4 Variable & Attribute MSA

2.4 Process Capability
2.4.1 Capability Analysis
2.4.2 Concept of Stability
2.4.3 Attribute & Discrete Capability
2.4.4 Monitoring Techniques

3.0 Control Phase
3.1 Lean Controls
3.1.1 Control Methods for 5S
3.1.2 Kanban
3.1.3 Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing)

3.2 Six Sigma Control Plans
3.2.1 Cost Benefit Analysis
3.2.2 Elements of the Control Plan
3.2.3 Elements of the Response Plan

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam™ is a 60 question, closed book, proctored exam with a 2 hour allotted time. The Exam contains multiple-choice and true/false questions from each section of the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge.


In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Yellow Belt (IASSC-CYB™) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, candidates must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 230 points out of a total potential of 300 points.
  • Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive IASSC Yellow Belt Certification issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification™, the only independent third-party Certification Association within the Lean Six Sigma Industry.
  • IASSC Certification is recognized perpetually. In accordance with the IASSC Recertification Policy, effective March 1, 2017, a classification system recognizes certifications as “Current” for a period of three years and defines regulations for maintaining such Status.
  • An IASSC Certified Yellow Belt is issued a Certificate (Electronic or Hard Copy) along with a Certification Number, added to the Official IASSC Certification Register and granted the right to use the IASSC Certification Marks and Titles; as professional designation which may be used in resumes and public profiles such as LinkedIn, consistent with the IASSC Marks Use Policy.

IASSC Recertification Yellow Belt Exam is a 30 question, closed book, proctored exam with a 1 hour allotted time. The Exam contains approximately 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions from each major section of the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge. In order to successfully achieve Recertification Professionals must achieve a minimum score point equivalency of 70%. Recertification Fee: $ 115.
Recertification Exams must be conducted prior to the date of Elapse or no longer than 90 days after an Elapsed status has been applied to the Certification. Professionals who fail to complete the Recertification Exam within this time frame are eligible to re-establish their Current status but will be required to successfully complete a standard IASSC Certification Exam no later than one year from the date of Elapsed status. Upon successful completion, a retro-active certification status of Current will be applied to the Certification.
  • Employees who work for an organization with a Six Sigma focus
  • Managers who may potentially want to apply Six Sigma methodology
  • Leaders who see the importance of quality improvement
  • Management and Engineering students
  • Anyone who wishes to learn the fundamentals of Six Sigma methodology and best practices

Course Pre-Requisite

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

What's Included

Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.

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