Course Length:
2 8-Hour Days
Price: $590 

Center for Excellence in Operations and Management         GBMP


SME Lean Bronze Exam Preparation

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For additional information on this class, please contact us at or call 631-216-7518

One of the best ways to begin your lean journey is to attend this collaborative, two-day review program. The SME Lean Bronze Exam Preparation program is instructor-led and Lean practitioners gain an excellent foundation for completing the full certification program. The interactive, group review of tactical Lean principles helps solidify your body of knowledge about key Lean concepts, preparing you for the Bronze exam. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of the portfolio requirements for the Bronze level. The result: you will be better prepared and more focused on what you need to succeed at Lean!

 Solidify your lean knowledge with these activities:

  • Review of the Bronze-level Body of Knowledge
  • Practice exercises and team projects
  • Sample test questions and exams
  • Group discussions
  • Review of recommended reading materials
  • Clear direction on the Lean Bronze Certification portfolio requirements 

Why take this step?

Develop career planning milestones, Gain a portable career credential, Share and gain Lean knowledge through mentoring others, Align to the Lean knowledge and competency standard, Attain abilities recognized across the industry, With an established Lean standard, companies enjoy a clear understanding of the capability of their resources, Mentoring is a fundamental part of the Lean program, helping to mold new Lean experts, Standardize Lean practices within organizations, regardless of industry.

Who Should Attend?

This course is a must for top managers seeking to apply Lean Thinking in their facilities, new hires at companies using lean
principles, anyone considering implementing a Continuous Improvement program, employees looking for a comprehensive
refresher, and anyone who is planning to achieve SME Bronze Level Certification.


The Stony Brook Center for Operational Excellence and GBMP (based at UMass Boston) are not-for-profit organizations that have partnered to help New York companies become more productive, competitive, and profitable through continuous improvement education and hand-on implementation of best practices.  We have worked with many companies, including healthcare organizations, teaching the tools of Lean and Six Sigma.  In addition, GBMP is the administrator of the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence in the northeast, and Stony Brook University is the New York ambassador for the Shingo Prize.

Course Registration and Exam Application:
The exam fee is paid directly to SME when you register for the exam online at

Required Materials:
You must purchase and have read the core reference material listed on the SME website prior to the review. Please bring the books to the review course and the exam. 

To register for the SME Bronze Level exam online click Here.  Or, click Here to download the form and submit directly to SME.

Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University
Research & Development Park • 1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044
631-216-7518 •

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