Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course

Build your competitive advantage while developing your quality management and project leadership skills.

Quick Details

Towson University's Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course teaches Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Upon completion of this 50 hour course — and the required project — you will be prepared to sit for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam.

Total Hours: 50

Tuition: $2,599 includes all instructional materials and registration fee for certification exam

Location: Online

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Course Overview

Green Belts can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. Towson University’s Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course was developed to meet today’s changing business environments, and is facilitated by highly experienced and successful Lean Six Sigma experts. This course draws on what our experts practice every day in the field to provide you with the most effective way to learn and implement Lean Six Sigma.

Required Project

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification requires that you complete your own real-world project and an exam to be successfully completed. Please see below regarding sourcing a project.

  • Projects must be business-related. We recommend a project be completed at your place of employment.
  • If you are not employed, a business-related project can be completed by finding a sponsor organization. We recommend finding a nonprofit organization to sponsor your project.
  • We also encourage finding volunteer or internship opportunities. We have had a few learners complete successful projects by volunteering at their local churches, schools, and food banks, etc.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn what Lean Six Sigma is, its origins, and its benefits
  • Understand the Lean Six Sigma roles and 8 Wastes
  • Master the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Learn how to collect data and track the success of projects

How You Will Benefit

  • Be able to streamline projects from start to finish by using Lean Six Sigma
  • Help potential employers by identifying problems in processes and offering sustainable solutions
  • Become fully prepared to take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam
  • Enable yourself to create added efficiency in any workplace, which is enticing to prospective employers and clients
Course Outline

Module 1. Introduction to Green Belt Training

  • Overview of Lean Six Sigma
  • The 8 Wastes (DOWNTIME)
  • Lean Six Sigma Roles
  • Project Selection
  • DMAIC Overview

Module 2. Define Phase: How to define the problem

  • Create The Project Charter (Tool)
  • Understand The Current State
  • Develop Project Communication

Module 3. Measure Phase: How to measure the current process

  • Select Measures
  • Plan For Data Collection
  • Collect Baseline Data

Module 4. Analyze Phase: How to identify the cause of the problem

  • Conduct Process Analysis
  • Conduct Data Analysis
  • Brainstorm Root Causes
  • Develop Root Cause Hypothesis
  • Validate Root Cause Hypothesis

Module 5. Improve Phase: How to implement and verify the solution

  • Craft Solutions
  • Filter Solutions
  • Determine Solution Approach
  • Conduct Risk Management

Module 6. Control Phase: How to maintain the solution

  • Create Monitoring Plans
  • Develop Response Plans
  • Document the Project
  • Pursue Perfection

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Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course; however, it is highly recommended that prospective students have some history of professional work experience (full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer work, etc.) to successfully complete course assignments and required project.

Certification Exam

At the conclusion of the course, information will be provided to you as to how to sign up for the exam which is included in your decision. For more information, visit the exam website.

Technology Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.