As a partner in the Lean Six Sigma Academy, Catalyst has played a major role in developing the British Quality Foundation’s certification processes. BQF certification provides independent verification of competency in applying the Lean and Six Sigma methods across a range of expertise levels.

ISO18404 Compliance

ISO18404 was published in December 2015 and specifies a number of competencies and the minimum level at which these topics should be understood, applied and managed by Green and Black Belts. The content of Catalyst’s Green and Black Belt training programmes exceed (and historically has exceeded) what is specified by ISO18404. Catalyst Green and Black Belt training leads directly to British Quality Foundation certification and the standards which must be demonstrated through exam and practical application also exceed the requirements of ISO18404.

How to become certified

If you’re looking for Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green or Black Belt status, or Lean Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner recognition, certification follows a simple three step process:

  1. Complete the relevant training programme
  2. Pass the exam
  3. Present evidence of applying what you’ve learnt

Certification to Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt or Lean Master Practitioner takes a different route, and one that is based on the experience of the applicant.

Our team is on hand to help with any questions you might have.

Benefits of Certification

For you:

  • Recognition
  • National benchmark
  • Consolidation of the training experience
  • Career development
  • Improving self-esteem

For your organisation:

  • Enhanced customer satisfaction
  • Generates significant costed financial savings
  • Powerful motivator and morale-booster
  • Employee development and recognition
  • Recognised national benchmark