Innovation Green Belt

Innovation Green Belt™ Certification Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled to become an IPI certified Innovation Green Belt™. If you have further questions, please contact us by clicking the Contact Us button located at the bottom right corner of your screen.


  1. There are no prerequisites, as relate to educational or professional background
  2. An applicant must be (or become) an IPI member in good standing.
  3. An applicant has t0 agree with the certification requirements (an application must be signed)

Innovation Courses to Be Completed

  1. Analysis and solution of system-related problems – 1
  2. An innovation-based cost reduction
  3. Forecasting the evolution of a system

For details, you can download the Innovation Green Belt™ course curriculum.

Innovation Projects to Be Conducted

  1. Analysis and solution of a system-related problem
  2. Cost reduction
  3. Forecast of the evolution of a system

Time Requirements

Projects have to be completed within 1 (one) year after completing the educational part of the certification

Comments and Clarifications

  1. All the projects that are a required part of the certification process relate to a system of a candidate’s choice, which could be a product (a complete system, any sub-system, a part, etc.) or a process (a service, or a manufacturing process in its entirety or any of the stages of the production / service life-cycle such as transportation, storage, etc., or any transactional/business process such as procurement, negotiation, so on or any of their parts/stages/operations).
  2. The project on “Analysis and Solution of a System-Related Problem” must address a failure in a system performance, its inability to achieve a goal. The nature of a failure has be either the presence of an undesired Event (for example, breakage of a part; overheating of an element; loss of functionality, excessive noise, etc.) or the absence of a desired Event (e.g. lack of heat transfer, absence of sound, inability to generate enough energy, etc.).
  3. The “Cost Reduction” project consists in determining changes in the state of a system (see the description of this term above) that will result in reduction of cost while maintaining (or improving) the performance.
  4. The project on “Forecast of the Evolution of a System” consists in defining future generations of a system (a product or a process; see the above description) through applications of GTI-based tools such as Natural Laws of the Evolutionary Process, etc.