Accredited Training Associate





An Accredited Training Associate (ATA) is an instructor who delivers Lean Six Sigma training as a sole proprietor or as a contractor or an employee of an Accredited Training Organization or Accredited Deployment Program and meets the IASSC criteria to receive such designation.

ATA Benefits

When someone achieves and displays the IASSC ATA accreditation they are making a public statement of distinction. Benefits of becoming an Accredited Training Associate include:

♦ A recognition as qualified to deliver consistent, high-quality, robust Lean Six Sigma training in a manner consistent with the Lean Six Sigma industry standards characterized by IASSC.

♦ Your IASSC ATA badge, displayed at your place of business and on your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn, gives a favorable impression.

♦ Gain the interest of Accredited Training Providers and Accredited Deployment Programs as a qualified Lean Six Sigma trainer.

♦ Shows that you value a Best-Practice Certification Architecture and Protocol.

♦ 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.

♦ Instructors applying for the ATA at the request of an Accredited Training Organization or an Accredited Deployment Program – your application fee is likely included in their application fee.

♦ Instructors applying independently, not at the request of an ATO or ADP, dues are 100% tax deductible as a reasonable and necessary business expense.

ATA Accreditation Criteria

IASSC seeks to verify several aspects through the application and follow-up process.

The core objective is to assess Adult Educational Competence as demonstrated by a history of a minimum of three (3) years of having conducted successful adult educational Lean Six Sigma programs at all three levels of Black, Green and Yellow Belt.

Practical Experience, as demonstrated through a history of having at least three (3) years relevant working experience in the application of the content of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Finally, after the preceding qualifying factors have been assessed and successfully met the candidate must demonstrate Technical Competence by achieving a score of greater than 600 on the IASSC Black Belt Exam. This will be conducted through our on-demand testing method. Successful candidates will be granted Black Belt Certification and Accredited Training Associate status.

ATA Accreditation Fees

Accreditation Fee: $250US*

Plus ATA Black Belt Certification Exam Fee: $195

* Fee waived for instructors applying at the request of an ATO or ADP.

Steps to Accreditation

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