International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)

Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB)


Credential: Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB)
Credentialing Agency: International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC), Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) is a professional who is well versed in the foundational elements of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology. ICYBs possess a thorough understanding of the elementary aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method including competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, and Control (DMC) as defined by the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge and understand how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma in a skilled yet limited and / or supportive context. ICYBs lead limited improvement projects and/or serve as team members on more complex improvement projects lead by a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt, typically in a part-time role. There are no prerequisites for the ICYB. Candidates must take a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)

2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: (602) 734-0561

Contact Page

Written Exam

  • Define Phase
    • The Basics of Six Sigma
    • The Fundamentals of Six Sigma
    • Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
    • The Lean Enterprise
  • Measure Phase
    • Process Definition
    • Six Sigma Statistics
    • Measurement System Analysis
    • Process Capability
  • Control Phase
    • Lean Controls
    • Six Sigma Control Plans

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) credential has the following recertification information:

  • A status of current is granted for a period of 3 years from the time a certification holder has received the ICYB certification.
  • ICYB certification holders interested in maintaining a certification status of current will be required to complete a recertification exam to demonstrate continued competence.
  • An elapsed status is applied to certifications beyond 3 years from the day a certification holder achieved certification unless the individual has recertified.

Additional information can be found on the IASSC website.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

Additional considerations for the Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) include:

  • It is recommended, but not required, for candidates to take the Lean Six Sigma training through a qualified institution, Lean Six Sigma trainer or corporate program prior to taking the exam.

In Demand

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Skill Level

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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ANAB (ANSI)

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ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC.

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ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC.

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NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA.

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IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS.

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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Updated: October 30, 2020
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