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Set up in 1994, CEPAS is a personnel and training course awarding body. Its primary focus is to ensure the top level of competence and experience is achieved for professional activities. 

In 2016, CEPAS was purchased by Bureau Veritas, which originally dates back to 1828. Since this time, the sole purpose of Bureau Veritas has been to test, inspect, and certify experience, all of which have led to it becoming a world leader in the sector. Operating in over 140 countries with a sizable workforce of over 74k employees in 1,400 offices and labs, CEPAS has set a very high industry standard.  

CEPAS has a clear and concise mission statement, “guarantee a high quality of both personnel and training to the market, in the sectors where the demand is the highest”. This connects with our determination to produce highly skilled professionals. 

All certified members of CEPAS are ISO 17024 “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons”. In addition to individuals, CEPAS also certifies products and services to meet the ISO standard ISO 17065, along with reviewing all training courses provided by companies such as ourselves. Therefore, if you see CEPAS associated with an individual, product, or service, you know they hold great value. 

Our partnership with CEPAS ensures students can meet the ISO 18404: “Competencies for key personnel and their organisations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation” through Lean Six Sigma. Before our partnership, achieving ISO 18404 was a long-winded process.

Learn more about our Lean Six Sigma courses


Internationally recognised standards - The Lean Six Sigma course offered is the only certification that allows individuals to reach the global ISO 18404 standard. This has been approved by an independent third party. Enrol today to take advantage of this great opportunity. 

Flexible learning - With the CEPAS course, all individuals can study around their personal lives, making sure they can learn effectively while preventing any issues. 

Gain highly sought-after skills - Upon successful completion of the course, you will have all the knowledge and skills to begin a career in your interested field of choice. 

Gain the ISO 18404 standard - The only standard for Lean Six Sigma is ISO 18404. With the course offered, this can be achieved at an affordable price. 

Officially registered with CEPAS - All candidates who have successfully passed the course will be registered onto the CEPAS public register, available for third parties to view to ensure you are certified.       

Career Opportunities

CEPAS is internationally recognised and provides professionals with the ability to learn valuable skills and knowledge that will help achieve the desired position. Lean Six Sigma ensures career options are plentiful. Originally, Lean Six Sigma was mainly used in the manufacturing industry. However, the methodology is now highly used in almost all sectors to ensure process improvement that reduces unnecessary waste. 

Once you have completed the course, you can start a career in a very lucrative field. Positions incorporating process improvement are in high demand, making this the perfect opportunity to start. Lean Six Sigma methodology can benefit most organisations. 

With a CEPAS qualification in Lean Six Sigma, you will have a competitive edge over other candidates when applying for roles. With continuous advancements because of technology, adding a CEPAS qualification to your CV will enhance job prospects. The methodology is highly adaptable and when used correctly will gain the attention of employers. No matter your experience, there are different course levels suitable for all that are interested in this field. 

Which certification 

CEPAS provides different course levels to align with individual experience in the field. Therefore, finding a suitable course has never been easier. 

The current Lean Six Sigma courses offered consist of:

ISO 18404 - Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 

Yellow belt is the entry-level course allowing individuals to begin their understanding of process improvement. The course aims to teach the methodology rather than using it in work environments (Which is covered by the more advanced courses).

ISO 18404 - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

The Green belt is the most enrolled course, because of its teaching of the yellow belt material, along with using the methodologies in real work situations. With this knowledge, individuals can improve the management of projects with a thorough understanding of Lean Six Sigma. 

ISO 18404 - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Project leaders are suitable for this course. All prior knowledge from the yellow belt and green belt is refreshed while additional material advancing on the skills learnt is given. When certified, Lean Six Sigma practitioners are in high demand and earn a very lucrative income.   

How to get certified

Need help? Our professional Course Consultants are available and happy to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch today and we can talk through your options to find the best course for you.

We hope to hear from you soon, to assist you through the ISO 18404 CEPAS Certified Courses offered!