When an organization decides to implement Lean Six Sigma, very often large groups of employees will be trained at the level of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt to create a strong foundation.

The organization’s vision and strategy related to continuous improvement will form the basis for this training. Teaching the Lean Six Sigma methodology and some of the more practical tools are part of the training process. The specific Lean Six Sigma tools that are part of the training may depend on the improvement program objectives, which makes this level of training ‘Fit For Purpose’.

The Yellow Belt level is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn the basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts have experience about the processes in daily practice and are therefore the ideal team members of Kaizen projects, or Green and Black Belt projects.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts are also responsible for enhancing operational performance within a certain department or factory line. This may refer to shortening lead times, problem solving or improving quality. Activities can be related to 5S, implementing visual management techniques, contributing to the development of standards or participating in brainstorm sessions. You can get certified as Lean Yellow Belt or Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. The Yellow Belt level contains only a theoretical exam.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Criteria

  • The theoretical exam consists of 50 Multiple choice questions.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • The passmark for the exam is set at 63% (32 marks or more required to pass)
  • The exam is Open book, where a maximum of 2 books are allowed. Exercise book is not allowed.
  • A simple calculator is allowed.
  • You must be able to identify yourself with photographic ID.
  • There is no practical exam (only for Green and Black Belt certification).

Lean Yellow Belt Exam Criteria

  • The theoretical exam consists of 40 Multiple choice questions.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • The passmark for the exam is set at 63% (25 marks or more required to pass)
  • The exam is Open book, where a maximum of 2 books are allowed.
  • A simple calculator is allowed.
  • You must be able to identify yourself with photographic ID.
  • There is no practical exam (only for Green and Black Belt certification).