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Certification

Purpose and Vision for the Certification Process

To provide industry, companies, and individuals with an internationally recognized standard to assess their level of expertise of the Theory of Constraints.

TOCICO is more than ever committed to growing the Theory of Constraints (TOC) for everyone!  The mission of TOCICO is to be the primary source of knowledge and pathway to become real TOC practitioners with member resources and certification recognized worldwide no matter from where you start your journey.  


There are 3 areas of TOC Certification:


"Practitioners"
are responsible for planning and/or execution as well as continuous improvement of TOC related applications that have already been implemented at a company.
"Implementers"
are responsible for the design and implementation of the new rules and related logistical systems, processes and metrics of one or more of the TOC applications.

"Implementer Fast Track"
means the experienced TOC implementer will be able to "by-pass” the normal qualification criteria.
"Academics"
are responsible for teaching TOC applications to practitioners and or implementers.


TOCICO Certification for Practitioners

TOCICO Certification for Implementers

TOCICO Certification for Academics

Step 1

Step 1 - Pass Fundamentals Exam
Demonstrate knowledge & understanding in the fundamentals of all TOC applications

Step 1 - 
Pass Fundamentals Exam

Demonstrate knowledge & understanding in the fundamentals of all TOC applications


Step 1 - Pass Fundamentals Exam
Demonstrate knowledge & understanding in the fundamentals of all TOC applications


TOC Certificate of Achievement

TOC Certificate of Achievement

TOC Certificate of Achievement

Step 2

Step 2
Pass Application Exam

Demonstrate expert level analysis & APPLICATION ability in specific TOC application by passing TOCICO Application Exam. Pay TOCICO Membership Dues.

Step 2
Pass Application Exam

Demonstrate expert level analysis & APPLICATION ability in specific TOC application by passing TOCICO Application Exam. Pay TOCICO Membership Dues.

Step 2
Pass Application Exam

Demonstrate expert level analysis & APPLICATION ability in specific TOC application by passing TOCICO Application Exam. Pay TOCICO Membership Dues.

Step 3

None- Certified Practitioners do not publish a case study

Step 3
Publish Case Study

Demonstrate expert level synthesis & evaluation ability in leading the IMPLEMENTATION of one or more specific TOC applications by submitting case study of actual implementation        

Step 3
Publish Case Study

Publish an article based on an actual TOC case study application in a peer reviewed (academic or practitioner) journal.  Similar to the tracks of the implementer track, the academic must conduct the case study analysis from on-site interviews


TOCICO Certified PRACTITIONER

TOCICO Certified IMPLEMENTER

 TOCICO Certified ACADEMIC

 

Step 1: Fundamentals Exam

Candidates register to sit for the Fundamentals Exam which is an entry requirement for any of the TOCICO Application Exams. The exam registration fee is $100 for the Fundamentals Exam ($50 for Academic members). Candidates do not have to be members of TOCICO to register. Those candidates that pass will receive a "TOCICO Certificate of Achievement". This is NOT a TOCICO certification, but recognition for passing the entry exam.
More about Fundamentals Exam

 
Step 2: Application Exam

Those candidates that have passed the Fundamentals Exam, will be invited to register for writing the Applications Exam. The registration fee is $200 ($100 for Academic members). On passing an Application Exam, one must sign the TOCICO Ethics Code and register online to become a member of TOCICO before receiving the TOCICO Certified Practitioner Certificate and Certification. This achievement will be published on TOCICO website.

Click on the topic you are interested in to learn more about the exam as well as registration information, exam dates, and the TOC resources available to you.

Exam Schedule

All fees and prices noted on the website are in US Dollars.