A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH®

Kanban is an invaluable tool for any organization, especially in the digital age. And if you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, becoming a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH® can help you do just that. This certification offers a holistic approach to Kanban that goes beyond IT-Kanban and includes Automotive Industry and Continuous Delivery for Industry 4.0. Not only will you learn from experts, but you'll be able to understand the Three-bin system, the Kaizen culture, and the methods of visual control. Let’s take a look at what it takes to become a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH®.

CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH®–the only holistic approach for Kanban beyond IT

What You Need To Know About Becoming A CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH®
The first thing you need to know about becoming a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH® is that it’s open to developers, managers, Scrum masters, and business coaches alike. The certification also embraces a new way of delivering value using Kanban and establishing Kaizen culture in an organization. By taking this course, you will be able to gain knowledge about Toyota’s Six Rules as well as deepen your understanding of the history of Kanban. You will learn all the important components of Kanban including WIP limits, kanban cards and kanban walls.

In addition to learning all the basics of being a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH®, there are also other benefits associated with being certified such as being part of an international network of professionals who share their experiences and provide support when it comes to implementing projects or addressing challenges in their organizations. 

This protected Kanban job title can only be awarded by IBQMI®. You will have the privilege of using it on your CV for a lifetime.

Our competence center for certified professionals is a great way to stay up-to-date with agile software development, particularly in an industry 4.0 context. Our exclusive resources are produced by top industry experts and are combined into one training material focused on continuous delivery methodology. Kanban is incredibly successful in projects such as software development teams and production lines within the automotive industry. Certified members will have access to everything they need to remain knowledgeable and take agile based practices into their own projects.


Exam Requirements for Certification Becoming certified as a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH® requires passing the final exam that covers both theory and practice-related activities. The topics covered include Toyota’s Six Rules of Lean Production, Kaizen Culture Principles, Workflows, Kanbans, WIP Limits and Policies.

In order to pass the exam, you must score at least 65%. Preparing for the Exam Preparing for your exam should begin with gaining an understanding of Toyota’s Six Rules and Kaizen Culture Principles. You should also become familiar with workflows and kanbans, including how to calculate WIP limits and optimize flows. Utilizing the official Exam Study Guide can be beneficial during this time. Additionally, taking online courses or practice tests can help you get an idea of what you can expect on test day.

Be mindful of time management during your test; there will be 45 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 60 minutes in order for you to pass the exam with a score of 65% or higher. After completing the final exam with a passing score of 65%, candidates will be awarded the title “CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH®”  a life long.

Lastly, make sure to take some time before the day of the exam to review your material and reflect on your knowledge. What to Expect on Test Day On test day it is important to understand the testing environment and format of questions that are likely to appear on your exam.

Becoming a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH® is an excellent way for developers, managers, Scrum masters, and business coaches alike to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering value using Kanba nand establishing Kaizen culture in an organization .

With this certification you not only gain access to training materials beyond IT-Kanban but also become part of an international network supported by experienced professionals , discounts on courses , exclusive resources , and more . 

So if you're ready to take your career to the next level consider becoming a CERTIFIED KANBAN COACH® today.
Good luck!

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