BlueDragon Analyst Certification
Make recurring problems a thing of the past with a BlueDragon Analyst Certification.
With the industry relevant, career-boosting Analyst Certification from BlueDragon, you will:
This online course involves three weeks of self-paced online learning followed by a virtual case study.
No experience with root cause analysis? No problem. We’ll equip you with the the tools you need to become a certified BlueDragon Analyst.
For only $997, you'll gain problem solving and critical thinking skills that will boost your career and save you time and money.
Learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, systems thinking and problem solving.
Using the BlueDragon IPS methodology, you will be able to conduct Rapid Investigations to solve every-day problems.
This hybrid online training course is designed for personnel that need to solve basic problems or conduct quick investigations into human-centric issues.
The course is a hybrid of 15 hrs. self-paced learning through our BlueDragon LMS, and 4 to 5 hrs. of instructor-led training to practice your new skills in a case study.
Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of critical thinking, systems thinking and cause and effect analysis.
Participants learn the construct of the BlueDragon IPS Framework and how to gather, organize and analyze information on the BlueDragon chart. They will also learn to conduct Rapid Investigations, which can be completed in 1 to 4 hours.
You'll build practical and essential skills such as:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This certification is relevant across all industries.
- Lean Six Sigma practitioners, Green Belts, Yellow Belts
- Management of all levels
- Engineers in all industries
- Scientists in all industries
- Operators in all industries
- Regulators from all industries
- Project and program managers in all industries
- Accident/Event Investigators in all industries
- Industrial Safety Managers in all industries
- Methodologists helping others applying HCA in all industries
- Federal, state and local auditors and investigators
- Inspector General investigators in all branches
- Construction Safety and Management
- Performance Improvement Department personnel
- Contractor Assurance personnel
- Corrective Action Program Managers
- Occurrence Reporting personnel
- Safeguards & Security personnel
- Quality & Oversight Dept. personnel
- Environmental Health & Safety personnel
- Facility/Operations Managers
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspectors
- Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) Inspectors
- World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Inspectors
- National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Inspectors
Ready to start your journey to Become a Dragon?
A new cohort starts every month. Reserve your spot now!
Weeks 1 - 3
Online Learning (Self-paced)
Complete Lessons 1 to 12 on your own (approximately 15 hours)
END OF WEEK 3
Live Case Study (Instructor-led)
Live Session #1, a 4 to 5-hour instructor-led case study using a virtual white board.
All case studies start at 12pm EST unless otherwise noted.
See cohort schedule for dates.
After completion of the BlueDragon Analyst certification course, students will have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of critical thinking and complex problem solving, they will have developed an understanding of the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving (IPS) methodology, and they will be able to complete an IPS Rapid Investigation.
Given a course of instruction, prospective BlueDragon Analysts will be able to understand:
What Clients Say
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Rob De La Espriella, BD3
Rob is one of the leading experts in causal analysis, with over 30 years of experience in leading and facilitating root cause analyses, event investigations and assessments at commercial nuclear power plants, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the DOE, the US Department of Defense (DOD), and Engineering firms.
Rob became a root cause subject matter expert and practitioner in 1989, as a member of the Florida Power & Light team that won the Deming Prize1, the first company in the world outside Japan to win the award. He has completed formal training in problem-solving methods including Kepner Tregoe, Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), TapRoot, Dr. Corcoran’s Phoenix Method, Human Performance Evaluation System (HPES), Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean/Six Sigma, and he is a certified Kaizen Team Leader.
Since 1990, Rob has led of facilitated hundreds of root cause evaluations, audits, assessments and complex problem solving efforts. In 1995, Rob received several awards from the NRC for leading root causes and bringing Total Quality Management Concepts to NRC Region I. In 2003 and 2005, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) listed Rob’s Nuclear Assurance organization as one of the strongest in the US, and Rob attributes that recognition, in large part, to teaching root cause and problem-solving skills to his staff and promoting a problem-solving culture. The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) also sought Rob’s expertise for improvement projects in South Africa and Slovenia.
In 2010, Rob began teaching his modern causal analysis approach at DOE sites. He later gave his method the trademark name of BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA). Rob has used HCA to solve some of the most complex, human-centric issues (including near fatalities) at DOE and DOD sites.
Every summer since 2015, Rob has been invited as a guest lecturer by Princeton University’s Keller Center for Entrepreneurship. Rob has been teaching critical thinking skills to the Design Thinking Teams that are working on solving wicked problems for clients in New York and New Jersey.
BLUEDRAGON ANALYST CERTIFICATION
Requirements for Certification
After completion of the BD1 training course and live case study, prospective BD1 candidates must complete the following before being certified by BlueDragon IPS:
Complete 6 IPS Rapid Investigations within a 6-month period *
* Or substitute 2 Comprehensive Investigations
Turn in the required BD1 Certification documentation form.
Register and pay to take the BD1 Final Exam (80% to pass).
LMS Live Sessions
Online workshops are conducted through our BlueDragon Learning Management System (LMS), which requires access to the internet. There are no programs or software to download and our corporate clients will be provided with their own branded portal to access the LMS.
BD1 includes one instructor-led case study. The case study will be conducted online using Zoom or WebEx. In addition, we will be using a virtual whiteboard that allows the team to collaborate simultaneously on the chart. These two platforms have made it possible to deliver virtual classes with the same or better results than live workshops.
- The use of virtual whiteboards has made it easier to conduct assessments, investigations and root cause analysis when we cannot conduct meetings in person.
For the instructor-led case study, participants are required to have a webcam and microphone and be able to access Zoom/WebEx through the internet.
Internet download speeds greater than 20 Mbps are highly recommended.
3 EASY STEPS TO
Register yourself or your team for the BlueDragon Analyst Course online.
Tuition for online courses through the LMS is due at any time prior to gaining access to the LMS.
Tuition for instructor-led workshops are due 10 working days prior to the start of the workshop.
You will receive an email with login instructions.
- Change your password on your first login.
- Click on “My Courses” and start taking your course.
- Register for the Live Session that corresponds to your cohort.
BECOME A BD1 BLUEDRAGON ANALYST
Tuition for workshops are due 10 working days prior to the start of the workshop. Participants may lose their slot in the class if payment is not received by then.
If payment is received and a student must cancel for any reason, the following cancellation policy applies:
Cancellations at least 10 working days prior to the workshop receive a full refund.
Cancellations less than 10 working days prior to the workshop will receive a refund minus a 15% cancellation fee.
Thank you for your understanding and please contact us for any questions.
Tuition for online courses through the LMS is due at any time prior to gaining access to the LMS.
Tuition for instructor-led workshops are due 10 working days prior to the start of the workshop.
Alternate Method of Payment:
Checks can be made out to:
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