Lean Basics

Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 10

  • Leadership PDUs: 0.75
  • Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 5.25
  • Technical PM PDUs: 4

CEUs: 1 (Contact Hours: 10)
Access Time: 180 days
Educational Provider: MindEdge

Cost: $299.00

About MindEdge Six Sigma Certification

Six Sigma is a management approach meant to improve the quality of products or services by eliminating the variation that causes defects and errors. MindEdge courses are based on the DMAIC quality process model. Courses are 100% web-based, affordable, easy to navigate, and interactive with games, case studies, and assessment questions.

MindEdge Six Sigma certification is not affiliated with any other quality association. The certification is through Benedictine University Professional Development and MindEdge.

MindEdge’s Quality Council ensures the accuracy, comprehensiveness, and relevance of MindEdge’s Six Sigma, Lean, and Lean Six Sigma courses, certifications, and processes.

Renewal of certification is required every 3 years.


Lean is an approach to organizational processes that seeks to minimize waste and increase value for the customer. Starting off as an approach to manufacturing processes, Lean has expanded into even services industries. If you are interested in learning about the core concepts needed to successfully apply Lean strategies to organizational operations, this course is designed for you. Key ideas are presented in an easy-to-understand format, with interactive and integrative exercises to help learners better understand the core and fundamental elements of a Lean application. Case studies and video segments from experienced Lean professionals provide real-world advice and counsel for participants, while educational aids and review assignments assist in the comprehension and retention of course material, to ensure proficiency and mastery of critical knowledge and information.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key principles and practices of an effective Lean approach
  • Describe the benefits that a Lean application can provide to organizations, supply chains, and value streams
  • Assess the impact of culture in Lean environments
  • Illustrate the role that just-in-time and jidoka standards play in Lean implementation
  • Formulate strategies for eliminating the waste and non-value-added activities in work systems and processes
  • Explain how the interconnectivity of Lean concepts leads to continuous advancement and breakthrough improvements in the workplace

Key Features

  • Expert-supported
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Accessible
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Video content
  • Real-world case studies
  • Audio-enabled in app

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of each course in the certificate has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.


After successful completion, you will receive 10 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the course assessment.

This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Estimated Time to Complete: 10 hours

The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have:

  • PMP®/PgMP®
    • Technical: 4
    • Leadership: 0.75
    • Strategic/Business: 5.25
      TOTAL: 10
  • PMI-RMP®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0.75
    • Strategic/Business: 5.25
      TOTAL: 6
  • PMI-SP®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0.75
    • Strategic/Business: 5.25
      TOTAL: 6
  • PMI-ACP®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0.75
    • Strategic/Business: 5.25
      TOTAL: 6
  • PfMP®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0.75
    • Strategic/Business: 5.25
      TOTAL: 6
  • PMI-PBA®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0.75
    • Strategic/Business: 5.25
      TOTAL: 6

Courses include:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep Course

MindEdge Guarantee:

Learners who pass this course’s Practice Exam 2 with a score of 70 or higher on their first attempt, but who do not pass the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam, will be able to take the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course again for free. To be eligible, students must take the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam within 45 days of completing the MindEdge course and passing the MindEdge practice exam.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

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