Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification


Pyzdek Institute Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts complete 40 hours of online training including interactive lessons developed and presented by Thomas Pyzdek and pass a comprehensive proctored exam.

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a professional who is versed in the basics of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who supports improvement projects as a part of a team or conducts small projects on a part time basis. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt possesses an understanding of the aspects within the phases of D-M-C (Define-Measure-Control).

Note: White Belt certification is not a prerequisite for Yellow Belt training.


Certification Process

The training

The training consists of a series of online modules that you will complete in sequence. Each module consists of a lesson, and a quiz.

Lessons were developed and are presented by Thomas Pyzdek and are highly interactive. Quizzes are multiple-choice and because they are self-scoring, you will receive immediate feedback as soon as you submit it.

The course is self-paced and 100% online.

A Comprehensive Exam

Once training is completed, you must pass a comprehensive proctored exam. This means that you must take the exam on a computer that has access to a webcam and a microphone. The exam is open book and open notes; however, it is proctored because we must authenticate you before the exam begins. The proctor will be able to see you and your desktop while you take the exam. No other person is allowed in the room while you complete the exam.

When you pass the exam, you will be awarded a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification


After completion of your training, you will be eligible to take a comprehensive proctored exam. The exam will be open-book and open-notes.


Recognized and accredited certification by the Pyzdek Institute. Recorded in an online database with a unique serial number for authentication.


  • Self-paced study
  • 180-day subscription to training site
  • 42 online on demand modules
  • 40 hour commitment
  • 300+ quiz questions.
  • Comprehensive proctored exam.
  • 4 CEUs awarded by The Pyzdek Institute upon successful course completion.
  • Online resources (templates, workbooks, forms, video tutorials, etc.)
  • Online forums for communication with fellow students and instructors.
  • Real-time progress reports.
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
  • Certificate recorded in our public online database.


  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Waste and Value
  • Value Streams, Flow and Pull
  • Perfection
  • Recognizing an Opportunity
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Assessing Six Sigma Projects
  • Project Charter
  • Avoiding and Overcoming Barriers
  • L-Maps
  • SIPOC Maps
  • Product Family Matrices
  • Kano Model
  • Cascading Ys to CTQs
  • Basic Principles of Measurement
  • Statistical Principles
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Control Charts for Continuous Data
  • Statistical Process Control Techniques
  • Continuous Distributions
  • Process Capability Analysis
  • Estimating Process Yields
  • Activity Maps
  • Physical Process Flows
  • Current State Value Stream Map
  • Data Collection and Sampling
  • Drill Down Tools
  • Distributions
  • Benchmarking
  • Project Risk Assessment
  • Opportunity Maps
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Create Feed-Forward Models for Improvement
  • 5S
  • Continuous Data Measurement Systems
  • Develop the Improvement Plan
  • Develop New Procedures
  • Process Control Planning
  • Deployment Maps
  • Transfer Ownership and Validate Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions about Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification

How long will it realistically take me to complete Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training from the day I enroll?

The course is 100% self-paced. Typically, an individual who also has a full-time job, family, etc., will finish the coursework in about one month.

How much of a statistics background do I need for Yellow Belt training?

There are no prerequisites required for this course. We provide a background with exercises and tutorials in the basic statistics needed as part of the training.

What support will I receive from the Pyzdek Institute team throughout my journey towards acquiring high-value skills?

You will also have access to student discussion forums, that Master Black Belts, including Thomas Pyzdek, actively participate in by answering students questions.

To what extent can questions be asked?

As often as you wish.

Will I see my exam score?

No. However, during training you will see your quiz scores. The Pyzdek Institute will determine if you passed the exam and will notify you in a timely manner.

Assuming that I pass the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam, will it be recognized-accredited?

Yes. The Pyzdek Institute is accredited by The Council for Six Sigma Certification. Its seal, as well as Thomas Pyzdek’s signature will appear on your certificate.

Do you also offer classroom (live) training?

Yes. Contact us for on-site, live training options.

Do you accept students from countries other than the USA?

Yes. We have students from all around the world.

How many questions are on the exam?

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam has 50 questions. No two exams are alike.

Are the exams timed?

Yes. The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam is 90 minutes.

How are the exams delivered?

Exams are delivered online and are proctored by ProctorU.

How do I prove to an employer that I’m a Pyzdek Institute certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

You will be given a signed and numbered certificate. In addition, your certification will be recorded in our online database.

When can I start?

Registration is open-enrollment. You can start at any time. Enrollment lasts 365 days and the course is available online 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

If you are considering Lean Six Sigma training to enhance your resume, what can you expect from recruiters when you show you have the Pyzdek Institute Certification? And why?

The Pyzdek Institute’s involvement in Six Sigma predates most organizations. In fact, the author of your training is the author of the Six Sigma Handbook (the standard reference for Six Sigma). The reputation of a Pyzdek Institute certification is unmatched!

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