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Yellow Belt

Register September 17 - October 8, 2020 (blended online)

Register January 6 - 8, 2021 (on-campus)  


Format On-campus, blended online, or onsite
$750 - discounts available
Duration 3 days (live), 3 weeks (online)
 January, March, May, August/September
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 program, you will apply process improvement tools on a real problem of your own 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.

RIT offers both on-campus and online Yellow Belt certification training:

1. On-campus program:

Our on-campus program is delivered in 3 consecutive days.  You will be exposed to each topic in-depth through interactive discussions, structured exercises within a team environment, and application of tools to your project. 

2. “Blended online” program:

Our blended online program covers the same content as our on-campus program but is offered over a 3-week period in a format that is flexible to your schedule. Learning materials include pre-recorded lectures, team exercises, and quizzes; online “discussion boards”; and “live” project review sessions via web-conference to discuss team exercises and offer feedback on your project.  A live interactive orientation session is held to provide you the opportunity to meet your instructors and classmates, navigate our online learning platform, understand course expectations, and answer questions. Unlike self-paced online training, our instructor-guided approach keeps you actively engaged while still providing flexibility to meet your other commitments

Key areas 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 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.  Lean Six Sigma focuses on connected processes, and the primary objective is to reduce process variation or unpredictability of outcomes.  Examples will be heavily utilized to give you a working knowledge of data-driven  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 can be challenging.  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 implemented.

Contract Program
Our Yellow Belt certification program is also available as a customized contract program that can be delivered to your organization onsite or in a blended online format. Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Dates Registration

September 17 - October 8, 2020 (blended online)

  • Sept. 10 (9-10:30am): Orientation
  • Sept. 17: Course starts (online material available)
  • Sept. 24 (8:30a-12:00p): Review session (web-conference)
  • Sept. 31 (8:30a-12:00p):  Review session (web-conference)
  • Oct. 8 (8:30a-12:00p):  Review session (web-conference)*

*Management encouraged to attend presentations


    January 6 - 8, 2021 (on-campus)

  • Day 1 (8:30a-4:30p): Introduction & Key Define stage tools
  • Day 2 (8:30a-4:30p): Define stage, Measure & Analyze tools
  • Day 3 (8:30a-4:30p): Improve & Control tools, Team Presentations*

     *Management encouraged to attend presentations
Pricing and Registration

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%)

Please register by clicking on the appropriate program below. You may also register by contacting Susan Chapman at 585-475-6990 or

Register September 17 - October 8, 2020 blended online

Register January 6 - 8, 2021 on-campus

Cancellation Policy

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