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We offer IIBLC® education as public and inhouse seminars.


PMI Production Management Institute GmbH is organizing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland the IIBLC® exams. Register here.

The International Independent Board for Lean CertificationIIBLC® initiated in 2009 the lean certification program simultaneously in 6 European countries (Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Spain, UK) and in 2010 Italy joined.

In 2013 IIBLC has accredited PMI Production Management Institute GmbH as their official Lean Certification partner for Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland. We organize the IIBLC® theoretical exams and coordinate the exam registration process for candidates who want to take their exams in these countries.

Why should I get Lean certified?

  • to display proficiency in the subject matter
  • to increase desirability by employers
  • to potentially increase your salary
  • Certification is transferable if you leave a company for another.

Ultimately, certification is a professional decision that can only be made by you. In some cases, it will be required to advance within an organization. In other cases, certification will display your energy and intent to be a leader within a lean company.

Last but not least, your company will be able to prove that they take Lean seriously and that their people have the necessary knowledge and skills.

Which certifications are available?

The International Lean Certification program has 3 levels:

  1. Certified Green Belt in Lean (CGBL®)
  2. Certified Black Belt in Lean (CBBL®)
  3. Certified Champion in Lean (CChL®)

Where can I take the certification exams?

PMI offers exam locations in the following cities:

  • Germany: Munich, Berlin
  • Austria. Vienna
  • Switzerland: Zurich

How can I register for certification exams?

Registration can be done here.

What else will help to transfer the Lean knowledge at my workplace?

We recommend rounding off the theoretical contents of the Lean Certifications through the practice modules of Lean Administration and Lean Production. The participant can obtain an optimal studying effect through the accompanying practice application.