Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity.
- Albert Einstein

President's message

Dear visitor,

I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the International Independent Board for Lean Certification®.

Founded back in 2008, IIBLC® wanted to answer the request for a standard in the form of a certificate that encompasses all the aspects of Lean, that is objective and neutral in the way it tests the knowledge and skills and that has an international recognition. In the second semester of 2009, we actually started with the certification programme.

Now, in 2021, we see that this was long overdue. Indeed, since then, we have had the pleasure to award well over 3000 CGBL® Certified Green Belt in Lean certificates, 100+ CBBL® Certified Black Belt in Lean certificates as well as several CChL® Certified Champion in Lean certificates in Italy,  Belgium, The Netherlands and France.

From the feedback we get, we learn that people appreciate our approach to Lean as more than just a basic set of tools and techniques, the importance we attach to the human aspect of Lean as well as the mastering of Project Management skills.
Candidates from different environments have taken the tests and obtained their certificates: manufacturing, service, consultancy, ...

IIBLC® is also looking to the future: we are working further to expand the region in which IIBLC® is active by looking for solid partners (exam centres) in other countries (check info on page exam centres) and we are also looking to expand our Content Committee. If you want to be a part of our network as an exam centre, please contact us.

I hope you will enjoy our site and that we will be able to welcome you soon in the community of IIBLC® certified Lean professionals.

Luc Van Landeghem MSc BSc
President IIBLC®

IIBLC® organisation