LSS Training and Certification


  Lean Six Sigma Canada's focus is on helping your company in developing a culture of business excellence that results in sustainable systematic improvements based on what is the most important for your customers.

          Lean Six Sigma Canada offers onlinepublic/classroom and onsite 
        training and certification.

 Stephen Hops

Stephen Hops

Senior Partner, Operations Solutions at Baystream Corporation


"With many years of experience as a Champion of Lean initiatives, I recently decided to enroll in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program offered by LSSCanada. I have found the curriculum to be thorough and the material informative and well presented. In particular, the availability and assistance provided by my Master Black Belt Instructor , Liviu Ibanescu has proven to be invaluable. I fully endorse the LSSCanada Certification program."


M.Valliappan Dev - BEngg.,MBA,PMP,LSSMBB, ITIL

M.Valliappan Dev


Technical Manager at Teradyne



"When I was searching for Lean Six Sigma Training centres,I found a no. of them online at various pricings.For me quality of service is more important.So I started enquiring about the course coverage and support availability from all these online Six Sigma training centres.I found that Lean Six Sigma Canada (LSSC) has comprehensive course coverage inline with SSBOK and reasonable support structure from its instructor.I would recommend LSSC to anyone who is looking for quality Six Sigma Training."


Sylviu Valen, C.E.T.

Sylviu Valen, C.E.T.

Production & Lean Manufacturing Coordinator

at Sécurité DSI Inc / DSI Safety Inc. / Dynamic

"Perhaps the hardest part of Six Sigma (in my opinion) is knowing what tool to use for what situation, and LSS Canada program does a pretty good job of organizing the data to help you with these challenges. The training is “for practitioner, by the practitioner” type and seems to have the right balance of theory and practical application for the LSS professionals.Although you probably need some background courses, the trainers have the ability to mentor even the most inexperienced process improvement specialists through clear, real world examples, being able to deliver an optimum service to them."


Harini Balasubramani

Senior Business Strategy and Financial Services /

Account / Program Manager

"The LSS program follows a holistic training, content delivery & mentoring approach. The curriculum material by Forrest Breyfogle was easy to follow. Minitab solutions provided accurate results that help in making fact based decisions. A special thanks to my MBB & Justin Paul. They both supported me immensely to complete the certification requirements on time. Specifically, my MBB was prompt with feedback, guidance and additional study materials & templates. While Id highly endorse the LSS program, Id also recommend making a special request for Liviu Ibanescu as your MBB."

Brian Mann, C.A.

Brian Mann, C.A.

Principal at Brian Mann Consulting

"The practical lean six sigma methodologies Ive learned will enable me to provide substantially increased value to my clients. I benefited most from the six sigma, verses lean, emphasis of the BB materials and assignments as I had no prior knowledge of the complex six sigma methodologies and the Minitab statistical software application. I already had a good understanding and awareness of the largely intuitive Lean concepts and methodologies so the succinct overviews provided was all I needed."


Olivier Six

Olivier Six

Project Manager at Videotron



"I just obtain my BB certification and would recommend LSSC to anyone. My MBB was really fast to answer my questions and provide me a really good support. The course coverage was really good and the extra material helpfull."



Kathy Hawken-Roy

Strategic Business Consultant


I recently obtained my LSS certification within 12 months while working full-time and managing a busy family life. This is a testament to the program and Liviu's approach as Instructor. I found the program comprehensive; the feedback perfectly matched to my progress; the chapter assignments applicable and thought-provoking; and the exam a fair (but challenging) assessment of the course material. Liviu is a strong facilitator who allows the student to direct their own learning and develop their skills at their own pace.


Consultant cardiologist

I was acquainted with Liviu for being my LSS Master black belt Mentor.
During that time Liviu provided great support, exceptional mentorship capability and not only very prompt and guided replies but also fair and encouraging remarks. I recommend him strongly as a LSS teacher and mentor for aspiring Six Sigma trainees.



Terry Anne Schut

Terry Anne Schut

Administrative Management and Support 

"With many years experience in improving Administrative processes within organizations I recently decided to pursue the studies of Lean Six Sigma.  The Lean Six Sigma Canada training course was excellent. I found the course curriculum,and additional reference material very good and well presented.  The assignments were appropriately aligned to designated level. I would highly recommend LSSC training and certification course to professionals at all levels."

Alexander Ralph

Senior Category Lead at BC Hydro

  • I just completed the LSSBB online training. I found that the greatest benefit of pursuing the certification online is that busy professionals can study at their own pace. The text book and the Lean Six Sigma Canada material are very good and thorough. I think I will always have these as desk-side reference for any business process improvement initiative I am involved with. Additionally, the curriculum allows to have hands on experience with statistical tools and a good grasp on some of the main functionality on Minitab. I am very appreciative to Liviu as my Master Black Belt instructor as he was always available to clarify and respond to any question that I had along the certification journey.

Barb Armstrong, PE PMP MBB


Just completed my LSSMBB with Lean Six Sigma Canada. I found
the course assignment & project responses by Liviu Ibanescu to be very
prompt. The online program worked well for me as I work mostly in mining and in
some isolated places where there are neither instructors nor classes available.
I was taught Lean directly by Toyota sensei, did my Green Belt with the
University of Michigan and was Black Belt certified by exam through ASQ after
self-study, so I have some experience with other programs.

The Lean Six Sigma Canada MBB program is thorough and covers
a lot of material which I would have had trouble finishing if I had studied
independently like I did with my BB. So if you want a quick and easy program
look else where. Lean Six Sigma Canada MBB program is more like several
university courses and it is more of a university level or quality and that
makes it valuable and meaningful for MBB application in improvement activity.



  • Randy McDougall
Randy McDougall

Continuous Improvement Manager at Niagara Region

Recently completed my online BB certification through Lean Six Sigma Canada. It was a great experience and Liviu was fantastic as an instructor. He was always available and gave clear explanation when needed. This was reflected in how well I was able to do on the exam. Thanks Liviu and L6S Canada for your support and guidance. Looking forward to pursuing my MBB next.



  • Narcis Adrian Turculet, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, LSSBB

  • Senior Industrial Engineer at Kenco Group

  • LSS black belts are professional problem solvers …. With this in mind, Liviu (my MBB instructor) took great care to transfer all the necessary skills that future black belts will need to become great leaders and mentors.

    Another differentiating aspect of this BB course is the inclusion of creative-thinking exercises from Forrest’s book – ISS 2nd edition (great training / reference tool) that can be used within the structure of DMAIC when out-of-the-box solutions are needed. These creative exercises / techniques can dislodge your thinking when you are mired in your own assumptions and familiarity with the processes.

    Finally, this course has a practical and applied focus. Black belt candidates receive certification from Lean Six Sigma Canada when they successfully pass exams and complete a project in their workplace that removes sources of substandard quality, streamlines and optimizes processes, reduces defects or otherwise significantly contributes to cost-reduction or revenue targets.

    To Liviu, thank you for transferring knowledge from your extensive industry experience and thorough set of course content. Liviu vigorously challenged me to stretch myself, supported me in this regard, so I can extract the most value from the experience

  • I just passed my LSS BB exam with flying colors. I personally prefer individual study and on-line courses due to my busy schedule, so Lean Six Sigma Canada's on-line program was a perfect fit.
    After 44 assignments and a second read of the text book, I considered myself well prepared to take the exam.
    The support of the MBB, the practical aspect of each assignment and the availability of the Minitab software at a discounted student price are all very good reasons why Lean Six Sigma Canada is a very good choice.

  Charles Kounkou MSc, MBA, Black Belt LSS

Charles Kounkou MSc, MBA, Black Belt LSS

Senior Planning and Performance measurement officer - Agriculture and Agrifood Canada


I recently applied to the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt online training and I obtained my certification last month. Although I had a strong experience of the TPM           approach and some experience with Six sigma tools, I really learned a lot during the program and I was pleased to understand where and when 'Lean' and 'Six Sigma' integrate. Moreover, I really enjoyed the support from Liviu and Justin. I definitely recommend this program to anyone interesting in continous improvement.



Julie Savage-Fournier, ing., M. ing., LSS BB

Agente de planification, de programmation et de recherche at CISSS Montérégie-Centre

I just got my LSS BB certificate and I'm glad I did. I've heard the ASQ certification is a good benchmark in terms of Lean Six Sigma, and to prepare for the Lean Six Sigma Canada final exam, I took some practice tests from the ASQ and passed them all. That's why I think this program is on par with the most broadly recognized certifications.

However, we would need to repeat this experiment with other trainees and perform some Minitab analysis to know for sure ;)

I'm an autodidact and needed a self paced training as life is quite busy. It suited my needs and my learning style. Also, the format of reading chapters then practice the concepts right after when it's fresh is a good andragogical practice.

Cheryl Holden

Cheryl Holden

Master Black Belt, Global Real Estate at Hewlett-Packard



"I took the Smarter Solutions MBB workshop several years ago and found that it was extremely beneficial. SSI goes beyond typical training and covers topics that I think most trained MBBs are never exposed to. I found the course so useful that I sent one of my colleagues through the workshop last year, and plan to send another this year."



Gültekin Savaskan

Gültekin Savaskan

General Manager at SANKO SUPER FILM

"The help I got from Forrests Implementing Six Sigma book  back in 2004, made feel that I MUST attend his public BB and MBB trainings. In 2008, I attended both BB and MBB training travelling all the way from Turkey, fully funded by my company. His IEE approach goes well beyond learning the tools (which were excellent as well) and equips with vision, skills and a road map to create the future for your value chain in todays dynamic business environment. I strongly recommend Smarter

Strategic Business Consultant

I recently obtained my LSS certification within 12 months while working full-time and managing a busy family life. This is a testament to the program and Liviu's approach as Instructor. I found the program comprehensive; the feedback perfectly matched to my progress; the chapter assignments applicable and thought-provoking; and the exam a fair (but challenging) assessment of the course material. Liviu is a strong facilitator who allows the student to direct their own learning and develop their skills at their own pace.

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