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Lean White Belt T4T


Completion of the one day Lean White Belt course is required prior attending this course.


The Lean White Belt Train-the-Trainer (T4T) course prepares students with the necessary training and practical experience for certification as a California Lean Academy certified instructor. The California Lean White Belt course has been developed as a one-day Lean orientation session to expose state employees to process improvement methodologies.

In order to deliver the California Lean White Belt course within your department, you must first complete the three-day California Lean White Belt T4T course. Upon completion of the training and successful delivery of a Lean White Belt class as well as related homework, trainees will be certified as a California Lean Academy instructor.

Certification Requirements

Lean White Belt training content is solely for the purpose of training and used by permission from CALHR/SPB. Since completion of this course carries with it a certification, the following requirements apply:

  • A lean project (documented with an A3 provided template) must be completed within 60 days of training prior to certification.
  • Certification status must be maintained by delivering Lean White Belt training four times per year.
  • Lean training is designed to help departments implement Lean. As such each student’s management team must indicate approval their participation and commitment to the certification requirements to CalHR by sending an email to: prior to the student commencing the course. This requirement is in addition to the normal training process approval.


In this three day train-the-trainer course, you will:

  • Prepare to deliver the one-day Lean White Belt scenario-based class through observation and practice
  • Explore Lean concepts and participant-centered facilitation and training techniques to increase class participation and ensure Lean Academy White Belt learning objectives are met
  • Practice delivery of the Lean White Belt course with peer and instructor coaching and feedback


Training will begin all three days at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. You must attend each day and stay for the entire class in order to complete White Belt T4T. Note the training is very intensive so please ensure your schedule is clear and your supervisor or manager is aware of this.


$,1000 per participant

Updated 10/26/2017
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