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The ATMAE Lean Six Sigma Certification Exam: Why it Matters to You?

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  • Heshium Lawrence (The University of Texas at Tyler)
  • Mark R. Miller (The University of Texas at Tyler)

Abstract

As Lean Six Sigma grows in popularity among a wide variety of companies and organizations, the demand for employees possessing these skills intensifies. Furthermore, this demand has caused the average starting salaries of certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professionals to exceed $100,000. This article focuses on the development process of an affordable Lean Six Sigma certification alternative that follows the guidelines of the strictest personal certification accrediting body. A thorough review of the leading Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification programs is discussed as well as why it was conducted to justify the rational for the development of the ATMAE Lean Six Sigma certification program. In addition, this article discusses the significance of the ATMAE Lean Six Sigma certification to higher education program faculty, students, and industry professionals. The content for the newly developed certification exam is reviewed as well as the format and duration of the exam. Moreover, belt status is also explained as is the question format and scoring procedure for the exam.

Keywords: certification, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, research, quality, management, manufacturing

How to Cite:

Lawrence, H. & Miller, M. R., (2015) “The ATMAE Lean Six Sigma Certification Exam: Why it Matters to You?”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 31(3).

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06 Jan 2015
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