Certified Kaizen Facilitator


It is recommended that you have an understanding of Lean and Six Sigma principles before taking the Kaizen Facilitator course, however it is not required.  The Kaizen Facilitator training course includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.

Kaizen Facilitators must have a basic understanding of Lean  principles so that they can accomplish tasks within the “Kaizen Event”.  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 Kaizen course includes all of the information you will need to have an understanding of a Kaizen event.  It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of Lean or Kaizen.  This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of a Kaizen Event the basic skills needed to function as a Kaizen Facilitator.  Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of “Lean and Kaizen”.  For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the word “Kaizen”.

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.

No, the test for the Kaizen Facilitator course is not proctored.  It is timed, with a limit of 1 hour.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

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
      – Certified Kaizen Facilitator (CKF)™