Accreditation

Amile Institute is a part of Wherrelz Corporation, Delaware, US.

Wherrelz Corporation, is an Independent, Impartial and Proficient Certification Body established as per requirement of IS/ISO/IEC 17021:2006 (Conformity Assessment-Requirements for Bodies providing Audit and Certification of Management Systems). We are a leading management certification body providing extensive testing, learning and certification for candidates Proven Competent by their progression through our time-limited, highly focused courseware and examination pattern.

We serve you internationally, in the field of Six Sigma, ISO and SCRUM certification at this time.

In the event you wish to reach out to us for further information, please feel free to write us.
Amile Admissions Team: support@amileinstitute.org or call on +1 (302) 455-2251.


Here's some queries we get frequently with regard to Accreditation and Certification.

Are you a legitimate certification body?
Yes, we have been in the field of quality, standardization and process since 2007. We established as a Corporation in 2017 with the intent of furthering the cause of Proven Excellence at an International Level.

Furthermore, we are accredited by the Six Sigma Council for Six Sigma, and ISO 9001:2015 by ANSI / DBS.

Why was Amile Institute formed?
Since the beginning of the concept of Certification, there have been few official standards for certification or accreditation in community. Due to the vacuum in this arena, many unscrupulous companies created such accreditation bodies to appear more 'official'. Several large companies and government institutions fueled the problem by requiring a program to be 'accredited' in order to obtain 'tuition reimbursement'.

In the United States, as with many countries, colleges and universities are required to be accredited (by an accrediting agency approved by the US Department of Education) if they want to be eligible to accept financial aid. However, most business certifications – like six sigma, scrum, agile, lean, 5S was originally intended for employees of businesses – not individuals. In other words, it was part of an employer's employee training budget and not a type of 'tuition reimbursement'. Six Sigma was designed by Motorola, SCRUM was created by Jeff Sutherland, and ISO was created by the International Standards Organization – none of these are 'universities'. Thus the whole logic of accreditation, awarding of degrees / diplomas goes out the window.

More simply put, the whole point of a college being accredited was to protect consumers from diploma-mills. However, these certifications were never meant for consumers, or to be a main-stream college degree type of certification. It was intended solely for businesses, to prove the quality of a person's capabilites against the standards suited for that business. The training was provided within a company by consultants, not professors.

But that did not prevent some training providers from creating accrediting agencies just for marketing purposes. These 'accrediting' organizations were often confused by students and employers with an officially recognized accrediting body. These 'organizations' could literally be made overnight, which is why they held no weight in the certification industry. Unfortunately, this also lead to a 'dilution' effect on these certifications as a whole because many training providers did not adequately cover key fundamental principles in the methodology. Amile Institute was formed in an attempt to prevent this and bring out the whole truth. The goal was to create a more standardized approach to training that would ensure people earn their certifications by really working through a suitable quiz that identifies their strengths and weaknesses. Helping to ensure that a 'minimum body of knowledge' and a 'minimum student competency' is achieved before any student can be certified.

We also proactively strengthen the industry further by independently researching and recognizing training providers that may not have formally gone through our standard accreditation process.

Why are several of the providers that show up in Google not accredited?
Although it is difficult to answer with absolute certainty, in many cases it is because of one (or more) of the following reasons:
1. They have applied for our accreditation, but were rejected.
2. They have created their own accreditation agency in an attempt to appear legitimate.
3. They, for whatever reason, do not feel it is beneficial to have their curriculum inspected by an accrediting agency such as ours.
Because our accreditation is simple and straightforward, we encourage the public to exercise caution when dealing with any non-accredited provider.

Why do some providers speak out against accreditation?
We have seen some cases where a provider will vocally discount or downplay the value of being accredited by our organization. Answering this question requires a little background.

At the time of this writing, a Google search for the term 'scrum' or 'six sigma' or 'lean six sigma' results in almost 20 million pages. Many of these providers have risen to the top of Google because of their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and affiliate marketing abilities. Or in other words, a strong argument can be made that their primary skill is marketing, not six sigma training.

Please keep in mind that our accreditation is just $699 one-time. Assuming that their curriculum was acceptable, isn't it suspicious that a training provider would not seek out a high quality endorsement of their company from a Global Institute of our reputed standing?

Are there other accrediting agencies for Six Sigma?
Yes. As stated above, there are several however, their intentions and motivations are not always clear. Many charge expensive examination fees, expensive certification renewals, and/or charge training providers thousands of dollars per year for their 'accreditation'.
We are not aware of ANY accreditation providers that exist without some type of perceived conflict of interest.