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Lean Green to Black Belt course (English)

  • Get your internationally acknowledged LCS Lean Black Belt certificate in 5 days, without having to repeat the Lean Green Belt course material,
  • Learn how to independently implement large improvement projects, advise management on Lean and coach Green Belts,
  • An interactive training with many real-life scenarios, exercises and simulations.

The Lean Green to Black Belt training is given both online and in an in-classroom setting. Please indicate your preference when registering.


You already are a Lean Green Belt and want to make the step to become a Lean Black Belt. As a Black Belt you can manage larger projects and you will learn to design and implement large and complex improvement programs. Would you like to step up from Green to Black Belt but not want to completely redo your Green Belt training ? Then our Lean Green to Black Belt is the training you are looking for; in 5 days you can obtain the worldwide acknowledged LCS Black Belt certificate.

We train in groups up to 12 people. This allows for interesting discussions and the exchange of knowledge. An additional advantage is that the participants often remain in touch after the training. We actively support this by organizing master classes, events and webinars.

Online learning environment ‘My Bureau Tromp’

After registering you will get access to your personal ‘Mijn Bureau Tromp’ online learning environment. You will find an overview of your training and obtained certificates. You can also find training material, e-learnings, exercises and useful templates.

Please find more information in the tabs here below:


Theory and Practice

We think it’s important that Black Belts also have practical experience. After all, a successful improvement project is the tangible proof of your competences. We understand that it is not always possible to do a project immediately after your training. For that reason, this training course consists of a separately bookable theory section and a practical section.

Theoretical part: 5 days of training for the Lean Black Belt theoretical certificate.

Practical part: Under the guidance and supervision of our (Master) Black Belt consultants, you will carry out a Lean improvement project. Afterwards you will receive the worldwide acknowledged Lean Black Belt certificate.

Content Theoretical part:

In 5 days of training, you will learn everything about Lean. We start with refreshing the Lean Green Belt theory. In an informal setting, we review the most important Green Belt topics and we test the (still) existing knowledge of the participants. Our trainers ensure that the program always will be adapted to the knowledge present in the group.

In the Green to Black Belt training you’ll learn all instruments from the Lean toolbox and you’ll get to work in an active way. We also pay extra attention to coaching skills, facilitating workshops, data analysis, coaching, project management and change management.

In this training we use a diversity of Lean games, exercises, videos and practical simulations. This way, the theory becomes immediately visible in practice and you can immediately apply the tools in your work environment. The training has a practical focus and is interactive and our Master Black Belt consultant/trainer will share his own experience.

At the end of the theoretical part there will be an exam and – if you pass – you will receive the official LCS Lean Black Belt certificate level 2a.

Topics we cover:

  • Recapping Green Belt
    • 5 Lean principles
    • Basics of Lean
    • Setting up a Lean organization
    • Lean transformation
    • A3 Methodology
  • CAP model
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Project management
    • Project Charter, DMAIC, Scrum, Agile
  • Value Stream Mapping & Process Improvement (in depth)
  • Identifying and eliminating waste
  • Tools for problem analysis & brainstorming
  • Hoshin planning, Project selection & Project planning
  • OEE
  • QFD
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Lean Accounting
  • Change Management
    • Change Acceleration Process (CAP model)
    • Individual & team roles
  • Kata coaching

Practical certification

Are you going to do an improvement project afterwards and do you want to obtain the LCS practical certificate for it? If so, you can also add practical guidance and coaching to your training course. After or during the training you will start working on your improvement project. Your mentor is an experienced (Master) Black Belt (usually your own trainer) and will help you along your way. Your contact will be through videocalls, email, telephone and personal contact. He keeps track of your development, tests your skills and gives you a helping hand when the going gets tough. At the end of your improvement project, you will receive the LCS practice certificate from us.

You determine the intensity of the coaching. We offer three levels as standard: 6, 12 or 18 hours of coaching. A minimum of 6 hours is required to obtain the LCS practice certificate. The more time we have together, the more regular, substantive and personal guidance we can offer. Is it difficult to choose? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help.

You will receive these services at all levels:

  • An intake interview;
  • You can make use of our templates;
  • Supervision and skills testing by a (Master) Black Belt;
  • A certification interview together with your client;
  • An LCS Lean Black Belt practical certificate.

How long does the Lean Green to Black Belt training take?

The Lean Green to Black Belt training takes 5 days spread over 3 training blocks of 1 and 2 days. The training days are from 09:30 until 16:00. The study load excluding training days is 3 to 4 hours per week.

All training dates can be found under the tab ‘Register’.

Our coaches and the LCS certification

The Lean Green to Black Belt training is given by our experienced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt consultants. Our training courses are awarded a 9 based on 900 reviews (source: Feedback Company).

At the end of the training you will do an exam. You will receive the official Lean Black Belt Theory certificate from ‘Lean Competency System’ (LCS). Did you fail? No worries, we schedule a one-time free retake. Do you also want to obtain a practical certificate? Then also add practical guidance to your course.

Bureau Tromp is a Lean trainer accredited by ‘Lean Competency System’ (LCS). You receive a worldwide acknowledged certificate.

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The cost for participation is € 2.375,- (excl. 21% VAT & 0% VAT for individuals and organisations with a VAT exemption) per participant. This includes all training materials, theory exam, official LCS Lean Black Belt certificate, ‘My Tromp’ learning environment and facilities (lunches, drinks etc.). If you have already followed a training with us, you will always receive a 10% discount on all our trainings.

Practical guidance (optional)

You determine the intensity of the coaching. Of course, we are happy to help you with this. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On the registration page you can choose from three different levels: 6, 12 or 18 hours of coaching. Six hours is the absolute minimum to obtain the LCS practice certificate. The more time we have together, the more regular, substantive and personal our guidance will be.

  • 6 hours € 900
  • 9 hours €1.350
  • 12 hours € 1.800

The following course are scheduled. It’s given in 3 blocks of 2 days in our training facilities in Houten – Utrecht.

  • please contact us for training dates

Click here for the registration form.

We look forward to meeting you.

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