5S Concept Certification


No, the 5S training course includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.

You must have a basic understanding of the 5S principles so that you can accomplish tasks assigned by the 5S Sponsor.  This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions.  It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.

The 5S certification is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the 5S and workplace quality initiatives.  This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of 5S the basic skills needed to function on a 5S team project.  Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of 5S.  For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the words “5S”.

The 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 course.

Yes, MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. This book is perfect for learning additional 5S concepts:
5S Made Easy

No, the test for the 5S certification is not proctored.  It is timed, with a limit of 30 minutes.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 5 Professional Competency Units  (PCUs) from MSI.

You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.

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
    – 5S Concept Certified (5SC)™