Welcome to Lean Six Sigma Academy

Lean Six Sigma Academy (LSSA) is labelled as Universal Certification Organization and Scheme Owner for lean Six Sigma. We have been running certification in association with the University of Twente (the Netherlands) and with the ECQA (Europe) for past years. Partnership with APMG International and iSQI has enabled us to be marketed worldwide.

Being the scheme owner, we have developed a series of training materials for each belt level of Lean Six Sigma. Climbing the Mountain demonstrates a complete approach of improvement methods; such as TQM, Kaizen, TPM, Lean and Six Sigma, which have been proven to be successful over decades. These methods, tools and techniques have been united in the “Continuous Improvement Maturity Model” and this framework will help you define the most appropriate improvement plan for the situation your organisation is currently in.

Lean Six Sigma is a concept that combines Lean Manufacturing (originally developed by Toyota) and Six Sigma (originally developed by Motorola).  Lean focuses on speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors. Both management strategies are adopted worldwide and have experienced proven success in a wide variety of industries and services. When the specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma are blended effectively and implemented properly,  it can be a powerful management approach to business performance improvement.

The scheme has set a common standard for all Lean Six Sigma levels, namely Yellow Belt, Orange Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt. We have developed a Continuous Improvement Maturity Model (CIMM) and four syllabi that specify which of the overall Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques are expected to be included within certain Belt level competences.


What's new

Partnership with APMG & iSQI

New Partnership between the LSSA, APMG International and iSQI will set worldwide standard in quality management and process improvement certification and are partnering to provide guidelines for the four central Lean Six Sigma belt levels and facilitate the examinations through a worldwide network of ATOs.


The CIMM Model

Many organizations use maturity models to measure and improve their performances. Maturity model allows an organization to have its methods and processes assessed according to best management practice and against a clear set of external benchmarks.


Find an ATO

If you would like to be trained by an accrediated tutor with the benefits of full-time attention and focused knowledge in the chosen domain, following a training course might be the best route to get qualified.