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Great question and the answer is, “It depends”. If you’re applying for a job where your problem-solving abilities are key and you’ve got the time to invest in Green Belt Training, then I would agree with you – go for your Green Belt. But if you’re applying for a position where you might be expected to support people in their analysis, then getting the thorough Lean Six Sigma overview provided by Yellow Belt Training will probably work fine. It depends on the type of position you’re applying for.

We see lots of efforts within organizations to educate most people through Yellow Belt Training. Once people have their Yellow Belts, they offer the Green Belt Training to employees who want to activity engage in process improvement, process analysis and critical problem-solving. Getting Green Belt Certified on your own shows series dedication to building those skills.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.