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Program Purpose

Purdue University delivers a best-in-class online Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certificate program for students with a range of career objectives and level of familiarity with the discipline.

Six Sigma metrics and methodology continue to be adopted by thousands of organizations globally as a model that can deliver dramatic performance improvement and cost savings.

Many organizations today employ Lean Six Sigma methodologies, which blend Six Sigma’s focus on reducing variation with Lean’s focus on eliminating waste. Purdue created its Online Lean Six Sigma certificate courses to train professionals who seek to satisfy the growing demand for Lean knowledge, skills and certification. Recognizing the value of Lean Six Sigma, many companies now require this training not only from their employees, but also from their suppliers.

Lean is a central component of all Purdue online LSS courses. Our emphasis on Lean provides our students with a distinct advantage. Purdue’s online Lean Principles course adds value to the program by giving students a deep dive into Lean practices and the ability to apply Lean tools to current projects.

The Purdue program offers certifications for busy professionals at different stages of the Lean Six Sigma path. We understand that Lean Six Sigma training is a trajectory and have developed our rigorous university-based program to support you every step of the way. Many of our students take all of our courses in sequence, but students can also take them on a stand-alone basis.

Purdue offers the following courses online:

Students who successfully complete our online Lean Six Sigma courses earn certification from Purdue University and have the option, at no additional cost, of earning CEUs (continuing education units), which come with a Purdue transcript.

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Who Can Benefit

Our student population reflects the versatility of Lean Six Sigma skills and training. Purdue LSS students work in an array of industries and hold a broad range of positions. They typically are seeking to substantively increase their skills; raise the success rates of their projects; improve their organization’s processes and performance; benefit customers, and also facilitate their own career mobility. They come to Purdue for rigorous university-based training that provides optimal preparation for their next step in Lean Six Sigma certification.


Instructional Excellence

Students obtain hands-on instruction from industry pros who meet Purdue University’s high standards of academic excellence. Our subject matter experts have decades of industry and consulting experience; practice Lean Six Sigma in a range of sectors; and are exceptionally adept at working in concert with students at all levels and from varying professional backgrounds. They are ideally positioned to provide students not only with the requisite knowledge and skills, but also with a wealth of field knowledge and know-how.

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Superior Course Content and Design

Purdue’s LSS instructors and online course development specialists teamed up to create exceptional proprietary content and a full complement of instructional materials for our Lean Six Sigma program, including Purdue’s own comprehensive Green Belt Book of Knowledge. As LSS practitioners, our instructors are committed to continual process improvement and regularly re-evaluate and update course content. We employ the same LSS principles that we teach in the classroom to ensure the quality of our educational tools, learning activities and content. Many employers recognize the superior quality of Purdue’s Lean Six Sigma program and send their employees directly to us for training.


The Online Experience

Purdue Lean Six Sigma courses are 100% online and instructor-led. Our LSS trainers engage students in a stimulating range of learning activities including reading, watching streaming video lectures, participating in asynchronous online discussion boards, taking online self-tests and quizzes, and completing a broad range of assignments. Students can work where and when they want and have numerous opportunities for networking with their classmates and receiving live coaching from their instructors via email, phone or online chat. Even though the Purdue Lean Six Sigma program is 100% online, building valuable industry connections is one of the program benefits many of our students report.

Program Outcome

Outcomes vary greatly among the Lean Six Sigma courses. All of them, however, enable students to fulfill professional requirements, expand their knowledge and skills, better position themselves for career advancement and, of course, prepare for the next step in their LSS training.

For detailed course outcome information, please visit the dedicated course pages.

Choose from three certification programs that are specifically designed for your level of experience and career goals.

Green Belt

The perfect program for those just starting their LSS path.

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Lean Principles

A nice complement to any Green Belt program; this rounds out the LSS body of knowledge.

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Black Belt

The culminating step in your Purdue LSS journey. Features a directed project.

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Green Belt Refresher

Green Belt certified through another provider? Take this quick course as a precursor to the Purdue Black Belt.

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