Programs & Certifications

We can provide customized training for your company with group rates.

Process Improvement

Advanced Process Optimization provides corporate and individual training in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Soft Skills.

Six Sigma

  • Six Sigma Fundamentals – The basics of Six Sigma for everyone!
  • Yellow Belt – Entry Level Six Sigma Training
  • Green Belt – Tactical Six Sigma for functional problem solvers
  • Black Belt – Six Sigma Team Leaders
  • Champion Training – Executive Leadership and Process Owner Training
  • Modular Training – à la carte tools and techniques
  • SigmaXL® for Six Sigma
  • Minitab® for Six Sigma
We provide training and certification in Lean Six Sigma and are accredited by the International Association of Six Sigma Certifications IASSC®, as well as the Council for Six Sigma Certification SSC®.

Lean Manufacturing and The Lean Enterprise System

Advanced Process Optimization, Inc. is a partner and international re-seller to the SME and their alliance with the AME, ASQ, and the Shingo Institute. We provide the authentic Lean certifications such as Lean Bronze, Lean Silver and Lean Gold as well as the required training and project facilitation and support!

Lean Six Sigma – The Ultimate Process Improvement Certifications by APO

At APO we do things quite a bit different than other certifying organizations in that our Lean Six Sigma training is rigorous and complete with the final product being a completely competent and well rounded Process Improvement Expert at the level they are trained. While we are IASSC and SSC accredited we feel that the Lean portion of those certifications are not complete enough to award the Lean Six Sigma credential and therefore combine the SME Lean progression to our offering in a unique training standard.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Lean Bronze plus Six Sigma Green Belt. Project portfolio requirement
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Lean Silver plus Six Sigma Black Belt. APO LSSGB prerequisite and project portfolio requirement
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Lean Gold plus Project Management and Leadership Development Training. APO LSSBB prerequisite and project portfolio requirement

Open Enrollment Lean Sigma Training

APO offers open enrollment for Lean Six Sigma courses through our Training partner Protech Training. More info here.

Project Management (PMI® PMBOK®)

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • PMP® and CAPM® Test Prep

Our trainers are Project Management Professionals – PMP® through the Project Management Institute – PMI®. We have extensive experience managing projects as all Lean and Six Sigma work is project based. We have all prepared for and passed the PMI exams so we will get your prepared for it using the most current PMBOK® revision, sample tests, and training materials.

Microsoft® Office (Essentials, Advanced, Expert)

  • Excel®
  • Project®
  • PowerPoint®
  • Visio®
  • Word®
  • Access®

Soft Skills Training

  • We round out our training offerings with Soft Skills as managing organizational change as well as communicating with people are critical components of organizational excellence and process improvement.
  • We have a complete library of soft skills training that we can leverage to address any organizational and professional developmental needs your staff may have. Quite frankly process improvement is a smaller component of a larger organizational change initiative
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