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Certified Black Belt in Lean – CBBL® 2nd Level – International Certification IIBLC® – Interactive Learning


CBBL® 2nd Level – Interactive Learning – Webinar Mode

Webinar mode certification is designed to prepare candidates for the Certified Black Belt in Lean (CBBL®) international certification awarded by IIBLC®, the International Independent Board for Lean Certification.

Advance has designed the Webinar training mode to meet the needs of candidates who for personal or professional reasons cannot attend the classroom lessons of in-house company courses. This course aims to transfer knowledge specific to the Lean Black Belt of the Book of Knowledge of the International Independent Board for Lean Certification (

The course is a webinar in the live mode with direct interaction between the course trainer and the participants.

The lessons are recorded so that participants can listen to them later.

Participants can combine private study with one-and-a-half hour sessions of group conference call sessions led by a certified instructor. The conference call sessions are once a week. The course lasts for 12 sessions and finishes with the presentation of a final project.

The course covers:



The course comprises two parts:

  1. Theory part: This part prepares candidates for the theory exam and finishes with a mock exam before candidates take the actual IIBLC® Black Belt exam.
  2. Practical part: In this part candidates prepare their projects which will be presented to obtain the prestigious CGBL®, Certified Black Belt in Lean certification of IIBLC®. This part starts with a project planning session for all course participants. This is followed by two private sessions to monitor the progress of individual projects. In a final session open to all, course participants present their final projects.

Course objectives:

  • To transfer knowledge about the tools and methods of Lean strategy.
  • To provide the knowledge necessary to pass improvement projects in various manufacturing and service environments from a “Current state” to a “Future state”.
  • To provide a practical approach to be followed in order to successfully implement Lean and to describe the cultural and organisational changes necessary.
  • To examine and discuss a participant’s specific project and to assist in the implementation of this project in order to accelerate the learning and acquisition of Project Leader skills.
  • To prepare candidates for success in the Lean Black Belt (CBBL®) exam of the IIBLC® which comprises a theory part and a practical part involving a project.

The course comprises:

  • 12 Webinar sessions led by IIBLC® certified instructors.
  • An individual private study stage with the distance support of instructors.
  • A mock Black Belt exam on our on-line platform with correction and discussion of results via Webinar.

The examination and discussion of projects is led by a Senior Manager with Lean expertise. This ensures that the Master course has a highly practical and results-oriented approach.



1. Recap Value Stream Mapping

2. Manufacturing
VSM application in a manufacturing environment.

  • The 8 steps
  • Mixed model value streams
  • Product families
  • Pacemaker
  • Flow
  • Pitch and scheduling

3. Office/service
VSM application in an office environment

  • Muda in the office
  • Inventory types
  • Speed/Cost/Quality Interaction
  • The 6 steps
  • Changing demand

4. Resource & Development (R&D) innovation
VSM application in an R&D environment

  • Product development essentials
  • What makes the development process different
  • Lean product development tools and principles
  • Rapid project execution

5. Healthcare
VSM application in a healthcare environment

  • Muda in Hospitals
  • VSM families
  • Standardised work
  • Visual management
  • 5S
  • Kanban
  • Error prevention
  • Creating flow
  • Design

6. Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM)
The basic theory of TPM is discussed

  • Basics
  • Pillars of TPM
  • Eliminate losses
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Process quality management
  • Management of new equipment
  • Office TPM
  • Education and training
  • Safety and environmental management

7. Project Management
This module describes the knowledge and skills involved in project management:

  • Project charter
  • Schedule development
  • Cost management
  • Risk management
  • Progress reporting
  • Project closing
  • Organizational process assets

8. Complementary techniques

  • Additional Six Sigma principles and tools
  • Process mapping
  • Theory of constraints
  • Kaizen events

9. Change and sustainability
This part of the course concentrates on soft skills on three levels:

  • Individual level
  • Group level
  • Organisational level

10. Project deliveries
Setting up, follow up and final presentation of participant’s project


  • Production facility directors.
  • Staff managers and personnel in the following areas: Production, Supply Chain, Quality, Purchasing and Organisation of industrial and service companies.
  • Future leaders of Lean transformation teams with Black Belt skills.
  • Businesses that want to implement Lean and want to train Project Leaders through a structured and up-to-date course.
  • Operations management consultants.
  • Production and process engineers.


Candidates for the Black Belt exam must already possess IIBLC® Green Belt certification.


The course fee covers:

  • Teaching.
  • Diagnostic on-line tool.
  • Two text books, in English.
  • Advance Trainee Guide for the Black Belt in Lean course, in English.
  • Registration for the IIBLC® Black Belt IIBLC exam.
  • Pre-test on-line tool.

The course requires at least 3 participants to start to ensure optimum interaction between participants and instructors.

Additional information
Weight 2.6 kg
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12 Webex sessions in 3 months