Process Science Accreditation & Certification

Development of Process Science Practitioners follows a vertical model where it is assumed that as an individual progresses prior knowledge remains in use. Knowledge and skill acquired at a lower level will therefore be usable and may be acknowledged in higher level accreditation. The diagram below shows the progression of Process Science Practitioners in general as well as curriculum, certification and accreditation requirements. General guidelines for certification and accreditation of Process Science Practitioners was derived from curriculums for Lean Thinking, Six Sigma & Data Science.

Process Science Accreditation & Certification Paths

Path 1: Process Science Yellow Belt

Curriculum Requirements:
Problem Solving:
  • Events, Incidents & Problems
Lean Six Sigma:
  • Improve Value in a Process
Certification Requirement:
  • Process Science Yellow Belt Curriculum Completed
  • Process Science Yellow Belt Examinations

Path 2: Process Science Green Belt

Curriculum Requirements:
  • Lean, Six Sigma & Data Science Basics
  • Define & Measure
  • Process Current State
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Future State
  • Improve & Implementation
Certification Requirement:
  • Process Science Green Belt Curriculum Completed 
  • Process Science Green Belt Project Implemented

Path 3: Process Science Black Belt

Curriculum Requirements:
  • Advanced Lean & Six Sigma Knowledge
  • Automation & Cyber Physical Systems
  • Value Stream Management
Certification Requirement:
  • Process Science Black Belt Curriculum Completed 
  • Process Science Black Belt Project Implemented


Curriculum Requirements for Process Science Knowledge

Option 1: Recognition of Prior Learning

The IPPS standards are flexible and allows for recognition of prior learning engaged in with various curriculum providers.

Prior Learning of Lean, Six Sigma and Data Science is recognized on condition that valid evidence of such prior learning can be presented. 

Candidates may be required to study additional curriculum components if such was not covered in a prior curriculum.

In all cases, when prior learning is recognized, candidates are required to demonstrate retention and understanding of such knowledge, by obtaining a pass mark for the appropriate IPPS Examination in order to be awarded CPD points. 

Curriculum Requirements for Process Science Knowledge

Option 2: No prior learning

If no prior learning is in place that could be recognized, the candidate  will be referred to accredited vendors for suitable learning, or the candidate may elect to do learning with an institution acceptable to IPPS .    

Following training individuals can demonstrate knowledge and understanding by obtaining a pass mark for the appropriate IPPS examination and be awarded CPD points.

Process Science Application Requirements

Where required for certification, candidates must provide objective evidence that a Process Science Project was implemented by the candidate personally within an organization.

Broad requirements are shown for the different levels of Process Science in the diagram above.

CPD Points post Certification

Individuals can apply for the award of Process Science CPD points post certification, using a
recently implemented Process Science Project/s as evidence.

CPD points for projects implemented are similar to the CPD points awarded for an initial
certification project.