Lean Practitioner

Lean Practitioners are specialists in executing Lean projects. With the right combination of specialist expertise and structured Lean methodology, the Lean Practitioners are able to achieve significant improvements in performance and quality. A Lean Practitioner might work alone or as a junior project manager in a team or as a team member in larger Lean Expert project.

Education level required: Higher vocational education / university level

The certification consists of a theoretical element and a practical element. The full Lean Practitioner certificate requires sufficient achievement in both theoretical and practical element.

Theory Exam

  • Multiple choice format
  • 40 questions per paper
  • The exam is in English
  • 25 marks or more required to pass – 63%
  • 120 minutes duration
  • Open book: only Lean reference book and training handouts (no eBook or Pdf’s)
  • Simple calculators are permitted for this exam.

Practical Assessment

Within 3 years after passing the theoretical exam, candidates are required to submit their projects. The projects will be assessed by LSSA.

  • One successful project at CIMM Level-II or III per person
  • Projects must be digitally submitted in the LSSA standard review template
  • The project follows the DMAIC roadmap and consists of a maxium of 25 pages
  • The project shall result in significant savings (e.g. € 10,000) on a yearly basis.
  • Project must be signed-off by the Champion and Financial Controller, thereby declaring that the project is carried out professionally and that the savings have been achieved.
  • Projects must be in English or Dutch

We encourage you to have your project charter assessed in an early stage by an experienced (internal) Lean Expert before you submit the project for assessment.

Level Lean Practitioner
Content Syllabus Lean Certification – V1.3
Price Theoretical exam
Practical exam
€ 400 p.p.
€ 400 p.p.
Note: a special price will be offered for ATOs and their affilitates.