Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification


About Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course has been developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute and is designed to give the student a solid understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles. From the study material, you’ll learn to effectively work within a Lean Six Sigma team.

Lean Green Belts work to improve quality and reduce defects in organizational processes. They work with Lean Black Belts to look at Critical to Quality characteristics (CTx) like costs and Process alignment. These critical quality elements are based on the project return on investment (ROI), customer needs, and business needs. They use the DMAIC method (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to develop and deploy a process improvement plan. You’ll learn what is involved in each stage of DMAIC and what tools can be used. In addition to this, you’ll also learn about “Lean” processes and how they can be used in conjunction with a Six Sigma project.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belts should have a good understanding of the DMAIC process and an understanding of how process changes can be implemented. Our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam will test your fundamental understanding of these concepts. “Lean” skills are used most often in the manufacturing and logistics fields. Recently however, lean is being used in other fields including healthcare, finance, and more.

MSI now includes our exclusive Green Belt simulator, called GBsim™, with this Lean Green Belt certification program at no additional cost. This Six Sigma simulator takes you through Six Sigma project areas so you’ll gain some project experience. In this simulation, you’ll look at the formation of the project charter, then move on to different aspects of the DMAIC process. You’ll discuss Value Stream Maps, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Risk Management, Data Samples, and more.

Additional Information:

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Digital Badge

You can add this digital badge to your CV, Linkedin profile, website, or anywhere you deem beneficial, consistent with the MSI Use Policy.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Digital Badge

Certification Requirements:

To achieve the LGBC certification designation from the Management and Strategy Institute, candidates must pass the MSI Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam with a 70% or higher score.

There are no prerequisites for certification.  The included course covers all of the MSI Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge material that candidates must be familiar with to pass the exam.  The total cost for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is $299.95.  That fee includes the MSI certification exam and the online course / study material.

Certified Green Belt’s must function at a high level within an organization. Six Sigma Lean practitioners need to have a solid understanding of the related principles so that they can properly analyze waste components and create a value stream. This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions.  The examination is proctored / monitored by software.  No additional browsers or tabs can be open during the exam.  It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you may not pass.


To prepare for the MSI Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam, candidates are encouraged to complete all training that is included with the purchase.  This includes the simulation walkthrough (GBSim™).

The Six Sigma Lean Green Belt is a mid-level certification. It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of Six Sigma or the Lean manufacturing process. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principals the basic skills needed to function as a Lean Six Sigma professional within your organization. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Six Sigma”.

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.

MSI offers a physical book called the “Six Sigma Green Belt Core Concepts Guide“. This pocket guide helps prepare you for the exam and makes the perfect reference book for future use.


You are registering for the Six Sigma Lean Green Belt Certified (LGBC)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI).  This international certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing.  MSI is an ISO 9001:2015 certified trade association for process improvement professionals and BBB accredited. Learn more about MSI here.

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 20 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.  The LGBC digital certificate will be issued immediately upon passing the certification exam.  The LGBC digital badge will be issued within 48 hours and added to the MSI verification database.

Recertification is recommended every 3 years.  Recertification through MSI is free and typically takes about 10 minutes.  Applicants do not need to re-take the exam, but rather complete a questionnaire regarding the certification.

For US members, upon passing, you will be mailed a professional-grade certificate and transcripts.  These can be given to employers who request it, or colleges for credit review. 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
        – Six Sigma Lean Green Belt Certified (LGBC)™

Want To Try A Practice Exam First?

Interested in testing your existing Six Sigma knowledge? Try the Management and Strategy Institute practice test for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. If you pass, you’ll receive a free digital certificate! This exam consists of 45 practice questions.