IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certification) and PEOPLECERT have solidified an exclusive partnership to provide global reach to a truly independent third-party certification within the Lean Six Sigma industry. The partnership, which originated in 2009, has brought significant growth to both the association, IASSC and Examination Institute, PEOPLECERT. The new agreement will bring mutual exclusivity that will further expand these best practices, making Professional Lean Six Sigma Credentialing even more accessible to professionals throughout the world.

IASSC is the market leader in Professional Lean Six Sigma Credentialing. With a world-renowned third-party Certification Program, the IASSC Black Belt, Green Belt, and Yellow Belt Certification exams aim to measure a person’s knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Practitioners who have trained with any trainer, consultancy, university, or corporation are permitted to sit for an IASSC certification exam. The exams are based on IASSC’s Universally accepted Lean Six Sigma Bodies of Knowledge, which are used by hundreds of Lean Six Sigma organizations worldwide. In addition, IASSC provides four accreditations, also administered by PEOPLECERT: Accredited Curriculum Provider, Accredited Training Associate, Accredited Training Organization and Accredited Deployment Program.

We’ve enjoyed an important relationship with PEOPLECERT for almost a decade now,” says Scot Shank, co-founder of IASSC. “PEOPLECERT provides valuable leadership and support in Certification best practices that lend integrity to the IASSC portfolio of industry-leading Certification and Accreditations. Together we have worked hard to standardize Lean Six Sigma qualifications and securely deliver them worldwide, which is a great benefit to both Lean Six Sigma organizations and practitioners alike. We are proud to extend our partnership with PEOPLECERT and their exceptional team of professionals, who have proven their commitment to IASSC’s success.

PEOPLECERT is widely known for the delivery of accreditation and certification services to more than 180 countries worldwide. With its state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and an extensive network of partner training organizations around the globe, PEOPLECERT is in a great position to deliver exams with unlimited scalability. Coupled with a strong commitment to the quality and integrity of examinations, the company has earned a reputation as the trusted party for organizations that wish to develop their staff’s skills and talents with industry-leading certifications.

We are thrilled to work exclusively with IASSC on Lean Six Sigma and believe this agreement represents a great opportunity to benefit our exam candidates and grow our portfolio of certifications,” said Dimitris Nicolaides, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer and Business & IT Qualifications Director of PEOPLECERT. “IASSC has established high-quality, professional credentialing standards in the Lean Six Sigma market with their certifications and accreditations and, together, we have been able to make a substantial impact on the industry and we look forward to our renewed exclusive partnership.

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About IASSC –

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) is a Professional Credentialing Association dedicated to growing and enhancing the standards within the Lean Six Sigma Community. As an independent third-party certification body within the Lean Six Sigma Industry IASSC does not provide training, mentoring and coaching or consulting services. IASSC exclusively facilitates and delivers centralized universal Lean Six Sigma Certification Standards testing and Lean Six Sigma training program Accreditations.


PEOPLECERT is a global leader in the assessment and certification of professional skills, partnering with multi-national organizations and government bodies to develop and deliver market-leading exams. PEOPLECERT delivers exams across 180 countries, in 25 languages, through its state-of-the-art assessment technology, enabling professionals to reach their full potential and realize their life ambitions through learning.