Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

A Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow is a professional, who as a lean expert leads and sustains Lean Six Sigma implementation projects as part of their regular work responsibilities.

Yellow Belt Recommended Body of Knowledge
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Background and history
  • Principles and philosophy
  • What is Lean Six Sigma?
  • Productivity and its limitations
Hoshin Kanri Strategy
  • Housekeeping with 5S
  • Visual Control
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Kaizen
  • Quick Changes (SMED)
  • Continuous Flow (Cellular Processes)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Error‐Proofing (Poka Yoke)
  • Standard work
  • Kanban
  • Lean Accounting
Problem Solving
  • 3 Disciplines
Problem Prevention
  • FMEA

Certification Test

The Swiss Alliance Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam™ is a 50 question exam with a 1 hour allotted time. The Exam contains questions from our 40 hours recommended Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge Training which you can receive from one of the Accredited Training Partners.


In order to achieve the professional designation of Swiss Alliance Lean Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt, candidates must sit for the Swiss Alliance Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 80 points out of a total potential of 100 points.


It is recommended, but not required, that Lean Six Sigma training is obtained through a qualified training institution. It is also recommended, that those sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world Lean Six Sigma work experience and project application experience.

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