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Certification Program

Professional Certification is a process in which a person proves that she/he has acknowledges, experience, and skills to perform a specific jobs. The proof comes in the form of a certificate earned by passing an exam that is accredited by an organization or association that monitors and upholds prescribed standards for the particular industry involved.

To support its clients in this area, PQM Consultants has been working together with international organizations, such as APICS (the Association for Operations Management) in certification education for CPIM and CSCP, and IQF  (International Quality Federation) in Certification of DMAIC Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt) in Indonesia.

A. APICS (The Association for Operations Management)

PQM Consultants has been appointed as an Authorized Education Provider (AEP) of APICS the Association for Operations Management since 2010.  As an AEP, PQM Consultants provide trainings and consultancy based on the APICS Body of Knowledge to individual and enterprises to achieve a high level of competence in Operations Management to compete in global economy.

APICS the Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, founded in 1957 and serving more than 33,000 members globally.  APICS education and certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, operations management, and supply chain management.

APICS offers two certification programs:

  • APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)

an in-depth understanding of internal operations

  • APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)                              

a broad view of your company’s entire global supply chain

Examination of CPIM & CSCP will be done all at once in many countries around the world by APICS, where in Indonesia is represented by APICS IA (International Associates) namely IPOMS (Indonesian Productivity and Operations Management Society).

 As AEP, PQM prepares professionals to acquire CPIM & CSCP through trainings and consultancies.

B. IQF Six Sigma Certification Program

Six Sigma Certification demonstrates an individual’s knowledge, skills and dedication to achieving a high level of competency in Six Sigma process.

PQM Consultants is appointed as IQF Representative since 2004 to conduct Six Sigma Certification Exam in Indonesia with the exam materials and certification issued by International Quality Federation.

The IQF offers Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt certification in for  Six Sigma DMAIC, Lean Six Sigma, and Design for Six Sigma

Six Sigma DMAIC Certification is the certification focused on problem solving.  Whether it is improving customer satisfaction, reducing warranty or reducing variability in service time, DMAIC will provide the structure for the improvement process.

Lean Six Sigma Certification is the certification for practitioners who has competency on Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is all about reducing waste and time from processes.  Whether it is a manufacturing process or a service process, Lean Six Sigma will help design a faster, less costly process with improved quality.

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)  is the certification for practitioners who has competency on Design for Six Sigma. DFSS is all about prevention.  Used by research and product development, DFSS ensures products are designed right the first time.

IQF certifications are recognized throughout the world because of the rigorous exams and detailed project work required.  Master Black Belt certification also requires teaching and mentoring experience

The advantages of IQF SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION are among others:

Everybody can apply for Green Belt / Black Belt Certification

You are NOT OBLIGED to attend any courses (trainings) prior to Six Sigma exam certification by International Quality Federation (IQF)

For Black Belt certification, you are NOT OBLIGED to hold a Green Belt certification first

Because of unemployment, lack of organizational support, or many other reasons, some quality professionals and statistical professional may not have the opportunity complete Six Sigma projects.  For these individuals, the IQF offers certification by exam only.  You will not be a fully certified Black Belt, but you will have demonstrated comprehension of Six Sigma tools.

IQF certification requires that the applicant passes the IQF Black Belt Exam. The examination covers the core skill set of the Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK) as defined by the IQF. The exam for Green Belt and Master Black Belt certification is exactly the same as for Black Belt certification.  Depending on your exam score, you will be eligible for Green Belt, Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification. The IQF will score the candidate and determine if their score meets the IQF’s minimum passing score for each section of the BOK, as well as for the overall score.

Green Belt certification does not require a project.  In addition two projects are required for Black Belt certification.  And for Master Black Belt certification requires two projects and evidence of 80 hours of teaching & mentoring of 8 projects.

PQM Consultants as an IQF Indonesia representative will evaluate the candidate’s effectiveness using the IQF requirements and will notify the IQF when a candidate who has passed the IQF BOK exam has met the effectiveness requirements. Candidates who pass the IQF exam and meet IQF effectiveness requirements will be certified by the IQF.