How long does it take to get a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

Yellow Belt CertificationOn average, it takes between 1 to 3 weeks to complete a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification program. The SSGI Yellow Belt program, developed by Professor Barry Shore from the University of New Hampshire, has been designed for those who are new to Six Sigma and looking to take an entry-level course. The Yellow Belt certification exam, included in the program fee, awards users with a globally recognized LSSYB certification and ID license number.

The program is fully online and self-paced. You will have lifetime access to all training materials as there is no expiration date. Those with prior Six Sigma experience or strong statistical backgrounds, may want to consider going directly to Green Belt certification. Those who opt for Yellow Belt and have statistical backgrounds as well as Six Sigma experience, may be able to complete the program faster.

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification exam through Six Sigma Global Institute includes 100 true/false and multiple choice questions. The exam can be taken online from any location and you will have 2 hours to complete.


Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

The training course included with the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification has been designed to fully prepare you for the exam. The course covers a complete introduction to Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools. Some of the course topics include:

History of Lean Six Sigma
Who was the first to use Lean Six Sigma? How does Six Sigma help organizations achieve operational excellence?

Lean Basics
Lean focuses on efficiency through the minimization of waste, errors and delays. Organizations use this concept to improve operational efficiency.

DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. It refers to an improvement cycle that is used for improving and optimizing business processes. DMAIC is the core tool used for Six Sigma projects.

y = f(x)
The formula Y=f(x) is used to measure the performance of inputs in a process and gauge underlying cause and effect. This is a fundamental Six Sigma equation.

The 5s include Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain. They are used to create a working environment suited for visual control and lean production.

Value Stream Maps
Value Stream Maps help to visualize the flow of physical units or people from the beginning to end of a process. It identifies a logical sequence of steps, including delays, that define a process.

Control Charts
Control charts provide us with a record of process performance and because they are visual, the information they convey can be easily and quickly grasped by a wide range of stakeholders.

Yellow Belt Salaries

Certified Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belts are some of the most sought after professionals in the world. Based on data from and Indeed, Yellow Belts earn between $55,000 and $99,000 per year.

Yellow Belt Industries

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that is widely used across all industries. Some examples include: Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance, Education, Hospitality, Government and Consulting.

Yellow Belt Jobs

Yellow Belts can qualify for job roles in the functions of HR & IT, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Accounting, Operations and Quality Assurance. Some example job titles include: Operations Manager, Quality Engineer, Business Analyst, Project Manager and Supply Chain Manager.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

A common question that we get asked here at SSGI is, what is Lean Six Sigma? The answer is quite simple, it’s a concept that delivers customer value. However in order to better understand, it’s best to separate Lean from Six Sigma. Lean focuses on efficiency while Six Sigma focuses on quality.

The Lean Six Sigma certification programs offered through SSGI fully cover the entire Six Sigma BOK, the only difference is that they have additional sections on Lean.

What Six Sigma Belt Should I Choose?

Another common question that many professionals ask when deciding on Six Sigma certification is, what belt should I go for? The answer to this question depends on a number of different factors including your educational background, work experience and knowledge of statistics. With that said, if you do not have any previous Six Sigma background or relatable industry experience as well as a background in statistics, the Yellow Belt certification is a great place to begin.

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Get Yellow Belt Certified

Six Sigma Global Institute, SSGI offers the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification for only $125. The program is accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI) and is eligible for (21) PDUs. There are no project requirements, software or prerequisites necessary. You can enroll directly into the program online. On average most professionals finish the program within 1-3 weeks.

To learn more about this certification view here: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification