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All third-party Lean-6TM QMS Certification Body (CB) must utilize Lean-6 QMS Auditors certified by SQSA as a condition of holding Lean-6TM QMS Certification Body accreditation. Two categories of auditors will be established: Lead Auditors & Support Auditors.
A database of all SQSA Lean-6TM QMS certified auditors will be maintained online allowing for verification.
QMS Auditor Requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied in order to achieve SQSA Lean-6TM Auditor Certification:
Approved Lean Six
Sigma Training & Certification Providers
SQSA will provide a list of approved Lean Six Sigma training providers. If the applicant has successfully completed Lean Six Sigma training and certification from an entity not listed, then the applicant must also provide detailed information about which topics the course covered. SQSA will make a determination as to whether that course is acceptable.
Applicants holding a "Six Sigma" Green Belt, Black Belt, or
Master Black Belt certification are only accepted if the applicant
provides objective evidence of having also completed training in
In order to maintain the integrity of the SQSA Lean-6TM third-party certification process, a "Subject Matter Expert" (SME) with knowledge, skill and experience (KSA) must be included on the audit team where ever the following activities are taking place (e.g., in-house) and covered under the scope of certification for the site visited (unless that activity is accredited by a separate recognized 3rd party accreditation body):
The SME may be a SQSA Lean-6TM
certified auditor, or act in an advisory capacity supporting of
the audit team. Where a SME must be contracted, the certification
body (CB) must verify that there are no conflicts of interest
(since SMEs often come from the same industrial sector as the
auditee, and may have associations with the auditee's
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