Lean Master Development Program

Advance your Lean skills to expert level

Certification Requirements

  • Complete coursework.
  • Complete four advanced training courses from this list of options.
  • Pass all exams.
  • Complete three workplace Kaizen events.
  • Complete an End-to-End Value Stream Assessment.
  • Mentor Lean facilitators through nine Kaizen events.
  • Be nominated for certification.

About Lean Master Development Program

As teachers, mentors, project leaders and change agents, Lean Masters play a critical role in driving quantifiable improvements throughout their organizations. This program prepares future Lean Masters in a challenging and rigorous manner so they can perform effectively in their new roles.

The differentiating aspects of this program are its discipline, its personalized attention provided to each candidate by a designated Lean Methods Group Lean Master, its flexibility in learning modes (classroom with online support) and its self-paced schedule.

Lean Master candidates begin their course of study and application by getting paired with a Lean Master who coaches you through every step of the certification process—helping you complete your coursework, pass the exams, run your Kaizen events and complete the report.

Your Lean Master will also support you as you oversee and mentor Lean facilitators in your organization—working through more complex Lean-related problems and technicalities, coaching you through any people and personality issues, and helping you navigate your way through organizational and political dynamics.

With guidance from your Lean Master, you have the freedom to chart your own path, setting timelines and deadlines that work for you.

Learning Objectives


What is the price of this training and education?





What is the length?

20 days of coursework, 144 hours of instruction

How many CEUs are available?


Who is this training and education appropriate for?

Those with basic Lean knowledge and experience who want to advance themselves and improve their organizations.

What other materials are included?

Access to case studies, tools, templates and eLearning modules to reinforce learning and enhance application

Are there any prerequisites?


Lean Leader course or the equivalent is required

How do I know if the Lean Master program is right for me?

Visit our article "Are You Ready to Be a Lean Master?" for more information and FAQs.




My experience with this program and my instructor was incredible. The coursework was great and broad, covering Lean fundamentals to change leadership to how one educates adults.

I've learned a tremendous amount and have integrated the concepts, strategies, and tools into my work. I feel very confident that I’ll be soon training and leading competent Lean facilitators who will help my organization realize its potential. I'll be a Lean Methods Group fan for life!

Dennis R. Delisle, MHSA, PMP Operational Excellence Manager Jefferson Hospital