An Accredited Deployment Program (ADP) recognizes an organization or division that conducts an internal Lean Six Sigma training program, initiative or deployment and receives IASSC Accreditation.
When an organization achieves and displays the IASSC ADP designation they are making a public statement of excellence to the organization’s shareholders, management and employees as well as to the Lean Six Sigma market. Benefits of becoming an Accredited Deployment Program can include:
♦ Shows that your organization values and provides a Best-Practice Certification Architecture and Protocol.
♦ Allows your organization to directly deliver IASSC Exams to your candidates under the Exam Administration Program protocol.
♦ Benefit from Special Pricing, including Proctor Credit, volume and pre-purchase discounts for delivering IASSC Certification Exams to your candidates.
♦ Provides the ability to include supplemental organization specific testing content and requirements into your IASSC employee certification testing. Additional fees apply.
♦ Accredited Deployment Programs are listed on our website along with an IASSC Accreditation Report that provides shareholders, management and employees with an independent source of program verification.
♦ Your certificate of accreditation, displayed at your place of business and on your intranet or website, gives a favorable impression.
♦ Industry leaders, businesses and consumers have praised IASSC’s Position, Accreditation’s and Certification programs. Your Accreditation makes you a part of this LSS industry-wide initiative.
♦ Standards and Certification Best-Practices promoted by IASSC, and adhered to by your Accredited Deployment Program, foster confidence and benefit the Lean Six Sigma Industry and your program.
♦ Your Accreditation dues are 100% tax deductible as a reasonable and necessary business expense.
ADP Accreditation Criteria
IASSC seeks to characterize various aspects of your program through the application and follow-up collaboration process. ADP’s are distinguished from other internal Lean Six Sigma Programs in that this designation speaks to the quality of the program governance and training that the organization has established as a continuous improvement Program. Therefore it is the responsibility of the IASSC accreditation team to make a reasonable and fair evaluation of aspects based on these criteria.
The core objective is to verify that ADP’s conduct Lean Six Sigma training in a robust and consistent manner, their instructors are competent to instruct the methodology and the course content is consistent with the industry’s generally accepted Bodies of Knowledge as characterized by IASSC. In addition IASSC will seek to verify that the organization conducts business in a manner consistent with the principles of the IASSC Code of Conduct.
Please review, complete and submit the ADP application. An IASSC representative will be in contact with you and request the following supplemental information.
For the purpose of understanding the governance of your program we will request that you submit a Continuous improvement Organizational Chart showing the relationship between the operating units and the Lean Six Sigma program.
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 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.
Applicants may still be considered for Accreditation on a probationary basis until their manner of instruction has been proven competent in transferring knowledge.
For the purpose of Instructor Evaluation the ADP applicant should request that each trainer, employee or contractor, who the ADP uses to conduct Lean Six Sigma training complete the Accredited Training Associate (ATA) application. The ATO fee shown below includes the right to accredit up to twenty (20) instructors with the exception that each ATA applicant must pay an Exam Fee of $195 (Retail Price – $395) to sit for the IASSC Black Belt exam.
ADP Accreditation Fees
Accreditation Fee: $945US
Renewal Fee: $945US or the then applicable Accreditation Fee, due thirty days before the second anniversary of accreditation an ATO 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.Apply for the ADP Now