Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts
The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) is a professional who
is versed in the basics of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who
supports improvement projects as a part of a team. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
possesses an understanding of the aspects within the phases of D-M-C. They apply
this knowledge to all aspects of their primary functions.
The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) Exam is a 1.5 hour 50
question proctored exam based on the IASSC Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma
Body of Knowledge (ILSSBOK) for Yellow Belts.
The ICYB Exam contains multiple-choice questions from each major section of
the ILSSBOK for Yellow Belts and is administered in IASSC Testing Centers located in
165 countries throughout the world.
To begin your Certification review the Steps to
In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Yellow
Belt (ICYB) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification
individuals must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam and
achieve a passing score that is calculated based on points earned in the
An individual is allowed a maximum of three sittings per twelve month period
to successfully pass the exam. Certifications are valid for a period of two
years from the date of issuance.
Those seeking Certification must also complete an IASSC Member
Profile containing demographic and resume information. Member status and
important messages related to Certification will be communicated and reflected
within the Member Profile. Member Profiles are private, accessible solely by the
Member and IASSC staff. For more about IASSC Membership visit FAQ’s.
There are no pre-requisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam. For more about this see FAQ’s and the IASSC position on knowledge and
For those wishing to sit for the exam it is recommended, but not required,
that Lean Six Sigma training is obtained through a qualified institution, lean
six sigma trainer or corporate program prior to sitting for the IASSC Certified
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam. It is also recommended, although not required,
that those sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world lean six sigma
work experience and project application experience.
In addition IASSC has compiled a list of helpful resources to assist in
preparing for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam.
Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive a physical copy of a
Certification Certificate issued by the International Association for Six Sigma
Professionals will also receive a Digital Badge which will automatically be
displayed on their IASSC Member Profile. This badge may also be used on other
public profiles such as LinkedIn. Professionals may also use the designation
ICYB, IASSC Certified Yellow Belt or any approved variation of the designation
after their name in accordance with the IASSC Marks Usage
In addition Premium Certification Plaques may be purchased through IASSC once
Certification has been granted. Professionals will receive information on how to
purchase Premium Certification Plaques after IASSC has granted
IASSC, ILSSBOK, ICYB and IASSC Certified Yellow Belt are registered
trademarks of the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, any
misuse or misrepresentation will be investigated and relief will be pursued.