Accredited Curriculum Provider





An Accredited Curriculum Provider (ACP) licenses Lean Six Sigma courseware to corporate programs, training organizations or individuals and has qualified for IASSC Curriculum Accreditation. If your organization provides any form of training – other than through content licensing – do not apply for this accreditation; instead, please review the Accredited Training Organization program as the ATO is inclusive of the ACP criteria.

ACP Benefits

When an organization achieves and displays the IASSC ACP accreditation they are making a public statement reflecting the quality of their content relative to its use in a Lean Six Sigma program. Benefits of becoming an Accredited Curriculum Provider can include:

♦ A public statement to all those who seek Lean Six Sigma training content that the ACP’s courseware has been found to contain a high-degree of correlation with the industry’s generally accepted Bodies of Knowledge as characterized by IASSC.

♦ Provides prospective customers with an independent source to verify your organization’s content quality.

♦ Accredited organizations are listed on our website and easily located by prospective customers looking for a reliable verification source.

♦ Link to your IASSC Accreditation Report for consumer verification and use the Accreditation Badges in your advertising and on your website.

♦ Your certificate of accreditation, displayed at your place of business and on your website, gives a favorable impression.

♦ Industry leaders, businesses and consumers have praised the IASSC’s Position, Accreditations and Certification programs. Your Accreditation makes you a part of this LSS industry-wide initiative.

♦ Your Accreditation dues are 100% tax deductible as a reasonable and necessary business expense.

ACP Accreditation Criteria

ACP’s are distinguished from other curriculum licensing organizations in that this designation speaks specifically to the quality of their Lean Six Sigma content. Therefore IASSC makes a reasonable and fair evaluation of this criterion only.

Please review, complete and submit the ACP application. An IASSC representative will be in contact with you and request the following supplemental information.

For the purpose of Materials Evaluation, applicants will be requested to submit Tables of Content and any other descriptor they feel with help assess the correlation between the applicant’s course content and the IASSC BOK for each belt level. The level of correlation does not need to be 100%, however it must be sufficiently inclusive of the IASSC BOK such that a course participant exposed to this curriculum content would possess the knowledge of the topics to a large enough degree that they would be expected to be successful when sitting for the IASSC Certification Exam.

Applicants must describe their training program Delivery Schema; that is, how their belt courses are taught. The IASSC Standard for Black Belt Training duration is a minimum of 20 days (~140 hours) of in-class training or an approximate equivalent time for any other formats such as online, webinar or blended. The IASSC Standard for Green Belt Training duration is a minimum of 8 days (~56 hours) of in-class training or an approximate equivalent time for any other formats such as online, webinar or blended. The IASSC Standard for Yellow Belt Training duration is a minimum of 3 days (~21 hours) of in-class training or an approximate equivalent time for any other formats such as online, webinar or blended.

Programs that come close to this standard but fall short in terms of total duration(s) should be prepared to provide additional information relative to how adequate knowledge can be conveyed to a course participant in a manner that fails to meet these standards.

ACP Accreditation Fees

Accreditation Fee: $945 USD

Renewal Fee: $945 USD or the then applicable Accreditation Fee, due thirty days before the second anniversary of accreditation an ACP will be requested to submit an affidavit that the criteria originally verified has not been substantially modified.

* In rare cases additional fees may be applicable if an audit or content translation is required.

Steps to Accreditation

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