For those planning training sessions or candidates intending to take an online exam during this period, we will be offering online exam sessions on December 27 and 29, as well as January 5, 2024. You can check the link to online exam events here.

Root Cause Analysis Foundation

Why should you attend?

The Root Cause Analysis Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to conduct a Root Cause Analysis. During this training course, you will be able to understand how to identify the root cause of a problem by applying different tools and techniques so as to ensure that a process is continuously improved.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certificate Holder in Root Cause Analysis Foundation” certificate. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental concepts, methods, techniques and management approach.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved in Root Cause Analysis and committed to process improvement
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge on how to conduct a Root Cause Analysis
  • Individuals interested in Root Cause Analysis

Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and the operation of a Root Cause Analysis, and its principal processes
  • Understand the means of conducting a Root Cause Analysis
  • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the application of a Root Cause Analysis



More Details

  • Day 1: Introduction to RCA and the definition of the problem

    Day 2: Measure, analyze, improve and control phases of DMAIC, and continuous improvement

  • The exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certificate Programme. It covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles of Root Cause Analysis 

    Domain 2: Root Cause Analysis process

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

  • After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. 

    The certificate requirements for the Root Cause Analysis Foundation are:

    Designation Training Course Exam Professional experience RCAMS project experience Other requirements
    PECB Certificate Holder in Root Cause Analysis Foundation Complete the PECB Root Cause Analysis Foundation Training Course Pass the PECB Root Cause Analysis Foundation exam None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

    • Certificate fees are included on the exam price
    • Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed 
    • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued 
    • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free