Green Belt Certification

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The ICFQ ® Six Sigma Green Belt Certification helps in building a foundation in the six sigma methodology. It is an intermediate-level certification in the hierarchy of the six sigma knowledge areas, which explains the tools and techniques required for implementing the six sigma methodology. A Six Sigma Green Belt professional is often guided by a black belt certified trainer in tasks related to monitoring and improvement of quality.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is an effort towards continuous process improvements by eliminating the impediments, otherwise termed as ‘Waste’. Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two methodologies- The Lean Methodology and the Six Sigma Methodology. Lean philosophy is combined with the Six Sigma tools, for ensuring quality in the operational workflow.


The examination pattern consists of multiple-choice questions with 3 hours duration. The minimum score required for passing is 70%.

Requirements to become a Green Belt Professional

In order to achieve the professional designation of ICFQ ® Certified Green Belt from the International Council for Quality Certification, candidates must sit for the ICFQ ® Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 70%.

There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the ICFQ ® Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam. For more about this see FAQs.

Role Definition

Green Belts are employees of an organization who have been trained on the Six Sigma improvement methodology and will lead a process improvement team as part of their full‐time job. Operates under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt/Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Analyzes and solves quality problems (Relatively less complex).

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Course Content

History of Quality (Deming, Juran, Ishikawa, Taguchi, etc.)

Evolution of Six Sigma

Evolution of LEAN manufacturing

Six Sigma – philosophy and objectives

Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project

Project Management Fundamentals

Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities

Meanings of Six Sigma

Data driven decision making

The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)

Understanding How DMAIC and DMADV frame work

SIPOC - Identifying stakeholders and customers

Determining critical requirements

Identifying performance metrics

QFD - Quality Function Deployment

Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee

Project selection , Project prioritization , KANO Model , Juran's customer needs

Preparing project charter

Initiating teams, Stages of team evolution

Mapping As - is process flow

Understanding Critical to Quality (CTQ) and VOC to CTQ drill down

Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and its types

Understanding of Data , Types of Data , Dimensions of Data

Population Data (VS) Sample data , Sampling Techniques

Sample Size calculation, Confidence level and confidence interval

Data collection template and techniques

Measurement system analysis - Calibration , Gauge R&R , KAPPA analysis

Central Limit Theorem

Stability and Distribution types

Descriptive statistics (Measure of central tendency & Measure of variation)

Base Line sigma calculation (DPU, DPMO, Cp,Cpk)

7 QC Tools (Histogram, Cause-and-Effect Diagrams / Fishbone Diagram, Pareto charts, Control Charts, Scatter diagrams, Process Mapping, Check Sheet)

5 Why Analysis , Control impact matrix, Tree Diagram, Affinity clustering

Data visualization - Box Plat , Multi Vari charts Trends and comparison charts

Hypothesis testing - Parametric test (Continuous Data , Discrete Data) Alpha & Beta errors

Fundamentals of lean , 5 principles of lean

Value add (VS) non value add and 8 Types of deadly waste

Value stream mapping - Lead Time , Processing Time, cycle time, Turn around Time, First Pass yield , Rolled Throughput Yield, Process cycle efficiency

Heijunka - Leveling, Sequencing, Stability, TAKT time

Jidoka, Poke Yoke, Autonomation, Built-in Quality, Stopping at Abnormalities

Visual Management, 5 S implementation

JIT (Just in time), Critical level of replenishment , Supermarket or consumption based replenishment, Kanban

Kaizen, LEAN action work out (AWO)

Solution design matrix, Brain storming

Failure Mode effect analysis

Regression techniques - Simple linear regression , Multiple regression

Design of experiments (DOE), Taguchi robustness concepts

Basics of solution generation through "Design Thinking Concepts"

"Six Thinking Hats" - Dr. Edward de Bono

Statistical process control

Control plan for sustaining benefits

Introduction to Control Charts and Types of Control Charts

CBA - Cost benefit analysis

Project documentation as per DMAIC frame work

Horizontal deployment of lessons learned

Inculcating LEAN SIX SIGMA DNA in all layers of organization