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Fall 2023 Lean Facilitator Certification Program

  • September 18, 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • December 14, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Mercury Plastics, 2717 Wilmarco Ave, Baltimore, MD 21223
  • 14


  • Four-month program designed to develop participants in the art and science of creating and sustaining lean change.

    This price of $7700 includes the National Certification Option which covers four reference books required for testing, 1-year membership with SME. Registration for the computer-based Lean Bronze Knowledge Examination, and administrative fees for four paper-based practice exams and supplemental instruction. Lean Bronze Certification candidates should have thoroughly read and studied the four recommended readings prior to sitting for their Lean Bronze Knowledge Exam.
    (Note: The $1200 portion is not eligible for training reimbursement.)
  • Four-month program designed to develop participants in the art and science of creating and sustaining lean change.

Lean Facilitator Certification Program

(Qualifies for 50% training reimbursement.  See ** below for details.)

Since 2005, the Maryland World Class Consortia has trained and certified hundreds through our  flagship program, the Lean Facilitator Certification Program (LFCP).  LFCP is designed to grow your internal lean transformation specialists. This intensive four month curriculum is aimed at developing the abilities of your employees to identify, plan, execute, and sustain continuous improvement activities and projects.

Our curriculum is aligned to the national Lean Certification's Body of Knowledge, and LFCP students can optionally pursue their Lean Bronze Certification through the course, which is jointly sponsored by ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute/SME.  More information about SME Lean Certification is available online at

Join the hundreds of LFCP graduates who are delivering millions of dollars of improvement value to their organizations. Build your personal lean leadership and continuous improvement capabilities!

This course can be taken "in-house" by one company or, with a minimum of 10 participants from various companies, conducted and hosted off-site for the four-week course. 

Current Course Dates (subject to  modification):

Week One:   September 18-21

Week Two:    October 9-12

Week Three: November 13-16

Week Four:    December 11-14

Contact Joyce La Padula for more information at or 410-960-3785.

Complete program description can be found here.

For those traveling a good distance, you may wish to stay overnight.  The following hotel is within 15 minutes of the event location and rated 4.1 on Google Reviews:

Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor, 131 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

**This training is eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs if you are a Maryland  company.  Certain eligibility requirements must be met.  (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at for details. 

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