Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification


  • Online study material to prepare for exam.
  • MSI Certification exam, completed online.
  • Mailing of certificate & transcripts once certified.
  • Digital certification badge & verification database entry.

No, the Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt Certification has no prerequisites.  The included material will help prepare you for the certification exam.

Lean Yellow Belts must have a basic understanding of the Six Sigma and Lean principles so that they can accomplish tasks assigned to them by Green and Black Belts.  This certification exam is open note, 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 may not pass.

The Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt certification course is an entry-level certification. It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the Six Sigma. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of Lean Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Yellow Belt on a process improvement team. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. For an example, click on this job link to see how many positions mention the words “Lean Six Sigma”. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge.

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 offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.

If you prefer a physical book, we offer the “Six Sigma Yellow Belt Core Concepts Guide”. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use.

MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. You get instant access. These books are perfect for digging deeper into the beginner concepts of Six Sigma:

  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • What Is Six Sigma?

This certification exam is timed with a limit of 1 hour.  The exam is completed online from home or work.  You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance.  All questions are multiple choice.

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 10 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

You will be mailed a professional certificate for framing and transcripts  which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper.

You are registering for the Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt Certified (LYBC)™ 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.  This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge

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 Yellow Belt Certified (LYBC)™