The American Association for Lean Six Sigma Certification (AALSSC) was established in 2014 as an independent certification agency focused on providing relevant and attainable Lean Six Sigma certifications.
The certification exams were developed by a panel of Lean Six Sigma experts and other industry professionals. They used feedback from senior quality experts and corporate clients to determine industry expectations of a certified Lean Six Sigma individual. Specifically, the panel answered the questions: "What does a certified person need to know and what do they need to be able to do?". This analysis highlighted the need for strong skills in some areas and less need in others. This moved AALSSC's certification testing away from the traditional Six Sigma statistical analysis to a Lean/Process Improvement emphasis.
The current certifications offered are Green, Black, and Master Black Belt. These certifications are the most relevant for the individual and communicate a dedication to quality and process improvement.
Signature Block Enhancer
A signature block enhancer is a communication tool that informs peers about your knowledge, skills, and abilities. It serves as a credibility enhancer that should be used on all professional correspondence. See below for approved signature block enhancers for AALSSC certified individual.
- AALSSC certified Green Belts add "LSSGB" to their signature block
- AALSSC certified Black Belts add "LSSBB" to their signature block
- AALSSC certified Master Black Belt add "LSSMBB" to their signature block