Process Improvement Excellence Certified


Digital Badge Awarded Upon Certification



– Online study material to prepare for the four exams.
– MSI Certification exams, completed online.
– Five Physical Certificates / Transcripts mailed to you (Select Locations)
– Five Digital Certificates, Digital Badges, Verification Database

If you’ve completed some certifications:
If you’ve already completed some of the certifications you should register for the remaining certifications individually, not through this package.  Once you’ve finished all 4, follow the instructions below.

If You’ve completed all of the certifications:
If you’ve already completed the four required certifications, please email us at with the subject line “PIEx Certification Account Review”.  We will review your account and verify that you qualify for the certification.  There is no cost for the review or PIEx certification if you qualify.

Are substitutions allowed?
The following certifications are allowed as substitutions:
For the Black Belt Requirement: LBBP, SSBBP, LBBH, SSBBG, LBBIT, LGBE, BBHR

No, all four required programs are included when you register.  You must successfully complete and pass the certification exam of all four programs to gain your PIEx certification.

The PIEx certification from MSI is an advanced-level certification.  You must be able to complete and pass all four of the required certifications to achieve the PIEx credential.

All four programs include the information you’ll need to know and understand to pass the certification exam.  These certifications are not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the subject. These professional development courses were designed to teach someone with little knowledge of the subject the basic skills needed to function as a process improvement specialist within your organization. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of process improvement.

Each training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the courses.

All MSI certification exams are timed, with a limit of 1-3 hours.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 110 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

You will be mailed five physical certificate & transcripts, which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.  You will be mailed each certificate individually, as soon as you complete each program.

You are registering for the Process Improvement Excellence Certified (PIEx)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI).  This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body.

Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume.  List them directly beneath your college information in this format:

        Management and Strategy Institute
        – Process Improvement Excellence Certified (PIEx)™

The PIEx certification may help you find careers in process and continuous improvement like these:  Jobs in Continuous Improvement