Our Lean Certification course is an online, in-depth training course that teaches students to understand the current process to know which steps are wasteful, how to improve processes to reduce cycle time and costs, as well as build a lean culture within an organization to sustain the improved processes. Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two powerful process improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Together, they provide a simple yet comprehensive framework and toolkit for solving problems. Register today to advance your skills, build your resume, and achieve competitive advantages for yourself and your organization.
Estimated Cost
Green Belt: $1,099
Black Belt: $2,199
Completion Time
Green Belt: 32 Hours
Black Belt: 48 Hours
Course Format

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Lean Six Sigma courses are ideal for:

  • Students and career professionals looking to strengthen their problem-solving skills and improve their ability to perform root cause analysis
  • All organizational levels planning or implementing a Lean Six Sigma initiative, including directors, managers, supervisors, leads and front-line staff
  • Career professionals including but not limited to health care, finance, insurance, food and beverage, electronics, construction, product manufacturing, call centers, gas/utility, service and administrative functions
  • Personnel from operations, human resources, information technology, production, quality, supply chain management, inventory control, customer service and accounting
  • Government and military employees and contractors

GoLeanSixSigma.com program overview:

  • 100% online
  • Self-paced (asynchronous)
  • Globally recognized
  • Accessible on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Windows)
  • One-year access from the time of registration to complete the program
  • Unlimited re-takes on exams
  • Start today, begin at any time
  • Earn an SDSU Certificate of Completion and GoLeanSixSigma.com Certification


Labor Analysis
Business Analyst — Nationwide

Job Postings
Last 12 months

Projected Growth
Over 10 years

Salary Range


For more information, email lss.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-1556.

About Our Training Developers

GoLeanSixSigma.com is a Lean, web-based company with team members all over the U.S. Because we're web-based and truly practice what we teach, we're highly efficient and able to offer historically expensive, complex training and certification at affordable prices with excellent service.

We're honored to be able to extend the costs we save from streamlining our own organization, to you.

Tracy O'RourkeTracy O'Rourke, Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com

Tracy O'Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 15 years of success helping organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE and Motorola build their problem-solving muscles and use Lean and Six Sigma to reach their goals.

She is an accomplished facilitator, trainer, and presenter. She has trained over 1,000 people, mentored 300+ people, and helped complete 300+ projects with results that range between $50,000 and $8 million dollars in savings. Her facilitation expertise runs the gamut, from facilitating leadership retreats with top executives, to facilitating Process Walks, Kaizen Events, and project team meetings.

Education & Professional Development

  • Co-Author, The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit
  • Co-Host, The Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor – UC San Diego
  • Lean Enterprise Certificate Instructor – San Diego State University
  • Black Belt - GE Appliances
  • Master Black Belt - Pivotal Resources
  • BA in English Literature – San Francisco State University
  • MBA with emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change – Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University

Elisabeth SwanElisabeth Swan, Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com

Elisabeth Swan is a Master Black Belt with over 20 years of success helping organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build their problem-solving muscles and use Lean Six Sigma to reach their goals.

She is an accomplished business process improvement consultant, designer, change leader, and executive coach who is an expert in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management for organizations large to small.

Education & Professional Development

  • Co-Author, The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit
  • Co-Host, The Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor – UC San Diego
  • Black Belt Trainer - Pivotal Resources
  • Master Black Belt - Pivotal Resources
  • BA in English Literature – Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, NY


2021 Spring2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter
2020 Spring
LS 0008 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Get your Green Belt if you are going to be involved with any kind of process improvement projects.

Green Belt Training & Certificate is an online, in-depth course that enables you to complete Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Green Belts carry more recognition and can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes.

Learning Objectives
After completing Green Belt Training you will be able to:

  • Define what Lean Six Sigma is, where it came from and why organizations benefit from it
  • List and describe the Lean Six Sigma Roles
  • List and define each of the 8 Wastes
  • Describe how to find and select a worthwhile Lean Six Sigma Project
  • Summarize the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Describe how to create a project charter, gather the voice of the customer and build a high-level map of the process
  • Describe how to select measures, plan for data collection and collect baseline data about a process
  • Describe how to conduct process analysis, conduct data analysis and then brainstorm and validate root causes of process problems
  • Describe how to craft, filter and determine solutions to process problems and then mitigate the risks of process change
  • Describe how to create monitoring plans, develop response plans and document the project

Learn more about Green Belt Training or view the Green Belt Course Outline.

Course Date(s)
December 18 - May 18
2020 Spring
LS 0009 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Get your Black Belt if you will be leading multiple process improvement projects and coaching others to apply their problem-solving skills.

Black Belt Training is an online, advanced course that empowers you to lead and mentor Green Belts and plan/execute strategic Lean Six Sigma programs. This course requires that a Black Belt project be submitted to complete the certificate. Achieving the Black Belt certificate will enable you to transform your organization by reducing costs, increasing revenue and improving collaboration.

Included with this Black Belt Training is 1-on-1 Project Coaching. If you don't have access to a Master Black Belt within your organization to coach and support you to complete a successful project (or if you'd prefer to work with one of our Experts), we can pair you with one of GoLeanSixSigma.com's Master Black Belts. Their Master Black Belt will meet with you remotely to:
  • Select an appropriate Black Belt Project to ensure your project is appropriate (1 hour session)
  • Coach you through Tollgates for each Phase of DMAIC to help ensure your project is on the right track (1 hour session for each Phase)

Learn more about Black Belt Training or view the Black Belt Course Outline.

Learning Objectives
After completing Black Belt Training you will be able to:

  • Describe the ways that Black Belt Training enhances the Green Belt body of knowledge
  • Define the process used to select an appropriate Black Belt Project
  • List and define the influence and facilitation skills that help Black Belts improve their leadership capabilities
  • Describe how to coach Green Belts and other Lean Six Sigma practitioners through each Phase of DMAIC
  • List the steps involved in testing the measurement system, sampling the data and assessing process capability
  • Describe the steps involved in conducting hypothesis tests to assess theories of root cause
  • Identify which type of tests are appropriate for any given data set
  • Describe the steps involved and the different uses for Design of Experiments
  • Identify which type of control charts are appropriate for any given data set
  • Describe how and why to apply visual management to an improved process
  • Describe how to construct an effective project storyboard
Prerequisite: Students must complete GoLeanSixSigma.com Green Belt
Course Date(s)
December 18 - May 18