LCS SME Lean Accreditation
Designed for the needs and operating conditions start-ups or smaller companies.
The accredited company delivers lean training aligned to the LCS framework, though does not administer knowledge tests.
The LCS organises SME lean assessments via its on-line testing facility and provides LCS Certificates of Lean Competency to successful candidates.
Accredited companies pay a comparatively smaller accreditation fee, plus a fee per certificate issued to learners.
Accredited organisations are licenced for two years and can promote and market their SME lean accredited status.
Learners who receive LCS lean certification can register as Practitioner Members of the LCS community FREE OF CHARGE.
Become LCS Accredited
SME accreditation is generally suitable for small organisations or start-up companies – the key difference with Standard Accreditation being that course tests are run centrally by the LCS. The up front accreditation fee is lower for the SME version and there is a fee for each test taken/certificate issued.
As with Standard accreditation, the accredited lean training programme awards Certificates of Lean Competency to learners who successfully complete a course of training. The accrediting process ensures the training system is fit for purpose and aligned to the LCS levels, involving an in-depth scrutiny of all its components. An Accredited Certifier of Lean Competency is licenced for 2 years (renewable) to use the system.
|Type of Accreditation||Cost|
|Initial Accreditation & 2 Year Licence||£1,750|
|Renewal Accreditation & 2 Year Licence||£1,250|
|LCS Level||Cost per Test|
|LCS Level 1A, LCS Level 1B, LCS Level 1C||£75.00|
|LCS Level 2A, LCS Level 2B||£95.00|
|LCS Test & Implementation Project Report Assessment for Level 2A
LCS Test & Implementation Project Report Assessment for Level 2B