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Yellow Belt

Register March 11 - 13, 2020

Register May 11 -13, 2020


Format On-campus or onsite
$750 - discounts available
Duration 3 days
On-campus January, March, May, August
Prerequisites none
CEU's 2

CQAS’s popular Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification training program is a powerful workforce development activity focused on team-based problem solving!  It is built around a core group of process improvement tools designed to help you solve job-related problems more efficiently and effectively by utilizing these tools within a structured methodology.

During this highly interactive three-day program, you will apply process improvement tools on a real problem while following the first four phases of the DMAIC process: Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve.  At the end of the course, you and your teammates will craft a set of recommendations that are ready for consideration by management.  Your manager or management team is encouraged to attend final presentations.  Upon completion of the program, you will be certified by CQAS as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Key area of focus

  • Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Approach to Improvement.  By integrating complementary concepts and tools from both the Lean and Six Sigma bodies of knowledge, you will have a more powerful toolbox to address challenging problems and generate more impactful results.  You will learn about the history of each methodology and how they effectively complement each other.   You will be introduced provided to the nine wastes and five stages of the DMAIC improvement process – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control – as well as key tools associated with each stage.
  • Problem Solving Process/Tools.  Learn how to define a problem, determine root causes, and identify and implement strategies for improvement.  These tools are designed to help teams understand a problem, organize information, and reach consensus.
  • Statistical Thinking.  This method of thinking treats all work as a series of connected processes, where the primary objective is to reduce process variation or unpredictability.  Examples will be heavily utilized to give you a working knowledge of statistical thinking, and you will learn how to become a “process thinker” focused on reducing variation.
  • 5-S and Visual Controls.  Learn how to implement a sustainable 5-S program. You will learn the steps in 5-S, what a 5-S audit should look like, and then you will participate in a classroom simulation to reinforce the fundamental concept of 5-S and why it is not simply a “clean-up” program.  Examples of visual controls will help you see how to apply these concepts to real-world problems and opportunities. 
  • Change.  Improvement involves change and change is difficult for most people.  We will discuss the underlying reasons for the failure of most change initiatives, and how to develop strategies to create an environment within which change can be successfully managed.

Contract Program
Our on-campus Yellow Belt certification program is also available as a customized contract program held program held onsite at our location. Contact us for more information.


On campus ("open") programs are offered five times annually: January, March, May, August and October.

Upcoming Dates (on-campus) Registration
January 8 - 10, 2020 Closed
March 11 - 13, 2020 Open
May 11 - 13, 2020 Open
August 19 - 21, 2020 Coming soon
Program Schedule
Day 1 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Introduction and the Key Define stage tools
Day 2 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Define Stage, Measure & Analyze Tools
Day 3 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Improve and Control Tools, Team Presentations*

*Management is encouraged to attend presentations.

Register March 11 - 13, 2020

Register May 11 -13, 2020

 You may also register by contacting us:

Susan Chapman
PHONE: (585) 475-6990
FAX: (585) 475-5959

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.


Yellow Belt Pricing

Individual Registration: $750

  • Discounts (only one discount per person):
  • MedTech Association Members: $675 (10%)
  • GRQC Members: $675 (10%)
  • RIT Alumni and Employees: $600 (20%)
  • Full-Time College Students (all institutions):
    Special pricing for full time students: $450 (40% discount).
    Contact Susan Chapman at or 585-475-6990 for details and coupon code.

Group Registration (no other discounts apply) *:

  • 2 people: $675 per person (10%). RIT Alumni and Employees - please register as 2 individuals
  • 3+ people: $600 per person (20%)

    *Contact us to discuss package pricing and annual contracts – partner with us to help you improve your organization’s performance!

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be issued for cancellations received and confirmed at least 10 business days prior to the program date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. Please email with any questions.