The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) is an independent accreditation body for the Lean Six Sigma methodology which deals with projects aimed at process improvements and quality management in an organization.
The IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is granted to a professional who has achieved mastery in the core to advanced elements of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology. They must have been involved in leading improvement projects and / or have served as a team member in more complex improvement projects that were led by a Certified Black Belt accredited member, typically in a supporting, part/time role. They must possess a thorough understanding of all components of the Lean Six Sigma Method methodology including in subject matters defined by the phases of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) methodology as defined in the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge. They must understand how to implement, interpret, perform and apply the Lean Six Sigma methodology at the required level of proficiency.
To achieve certification they must pass a 100 question, closed book, monitored exam within a 3 hour time-frame. This exam may also include up to an additional 10 questions that are not graded. The exam is offered in more than 8,000 testing centers located in 165 countries around the world administered by hundreds of IASSC Accredited Providers. The exam is also offered online. In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Green Belt, candidates must s achieve a minimum score of 70% in the exam.
For candidates who wish to sit the exam it is recommended, though not a requirement, that they obtain Lean Six Sigma training through a qualified institution, qualified trainer or corporate program. It is also recommended candidates sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world work experience and project application experience (although this is not a pre-requisite for sitting the exam.
Upon successfully passing the exam candidates receive the Six Sigma Green Belt certification which is recognized in perpetuity but has ongoing requirements to remain current three years after it has been granted.
Having achieved IASSC Certified Green Belt status the candidate is issued a certificate in PDF format that includes a Certification Number, a badge in .PNG file format that is added to the official IASSC Certification Register and is granted the right to use the IASSC professional designation which can be included in resumes and public profiles.