Registration for Lean Specialist


To be eligible for the Registered Lean Specialist, RLS, applicants must complete an individual project and pass the accredited Lean Specialist examination. In addition, they must pass a VIVA exam which includes a 30-minute individual project presentation and a 30-minute Q & A session.


To boarder professional recognition and align our professional titles with international common practice, the title of ‘Registered Quality Professional (Lean Specialist), RQP(LS)’ has been changed as ‘Registered Lean Specialist, RLS’ from 15 April 2013.

Format of VIVA exam:

  • 30 minutes’ presentation and 30 minutes’ Q & A session

Lean project assessment requirement:

  • Applicants are required to hand in the Powerpoint and data files one week before the date of presentation.
  • The full written report in Word format should be handed within 1 week after the VIVA exam
  • The individual projects should be able to make use of the practical knowledge in the 6 modules of Certified Lean Specialist Programme. The cases in the modules of Lean Leader for Manufacturing Certification Programme/Certificate in Lean Transformation can be used as reference.
  • Applicants are required to show their analysis, process problem solving techniques, sustainable result in their Lean project.
  • Able to lead the Lean improvement team, process change management, lead and conduct lean activies.
  • The benefit of the Lean project should increase operation efficiency at least 20% or reduce operation cost/resourcesof at least HK$500,000 annually, besides of hard saving, other soft-side impact, such as: brand enhancement, customer satisfaction, culture change…etc may also be considered with significant relation with the submitted Lean project.

The Lean projects may include one of the following value stream:

  • Inventory control
  • Supply chain & distribution
  • Production & operation
  • Administration functions
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Logistic and delivery
  • Layout design/re-design

Registration Fee

Annual Type: HK$750 per year

Life Type: HK$4,500


Maintain Registration Status

To maintain standards of registered professionals, all registered professionals are required to complete 30 CPD credits (equivalent to 30 study hours) in every three years. CPD credits can be in a form of the following experiences:

A. Leading Six Sigma / Lean projects

B. Conducting Six Sigma / Lean training programmes

C. Attending Six Sigma / Lean or related training courses, seminars or study missions

D. Joining our seminars or programmes under the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme, or similar events organized by other renowned professional organizations such as Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter (PMIHK), etc.,

CPD Certificate will be offered for SSI Registered Professionals for free upon request, and will be issued for non SSI Registered Professionals with administration charge HK$50.

To claim your CPD credits, please complete below CPD Form and submit relevant records to us. The form can also be downloaded at here.



Please fill in the Professional Registration Form below and submit relevant documents to us. If you cannot view below form, please download here and send back the completed form to us.

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