Root Cause Analysis


Establish a culture of continuous improvement and create a proactive environment. Manage and be able to effectively use eight RCA tools to eliminate latent roots and stop recurring failures.

This course is part of the REC and MMC certification programs.


Root Cause Analysis Training
Armed with what you learn in this course, you will apply a process for root cause analysis, establish a culture of continuous improvement, and create a proactive environment. Learn to ask the right questions, establish triggers that drive you to the RCA process, and perform cost-benefit analysis.

When you learn to practice true root cause analysis you are able to eliminate the latent roots and stop recurring failures once and for all. After this three-day course, you will be able to develop and implement an RCA program, thus leading your organization to reduced downtime, increased production, and a more proactive culture.

Learn How To

Plan your RCA program:

  • Outline triggers for RCA efforts based on business case thinking
  • Define RCA roles and responsibilities
  • Define program goals, measures, and standards

Select and apply a range of RCA tools to solve different problems:

  • 5-why
  • Design and application review
  • Ishikawa (fishbone)
  • Sequence of events
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Change analysis
  • Events and causal factors
  • FMEA

List RCA group facilitation best practices

Use an A3 tool to visually manage and track activities, report on, and communicate RCA results

Explain how a robust root cause analysis program drives continuous improvement and business results

Outline a six-step root cause analysis process that promotes critical thinking, creative collaboration, countermeasure analysis, and solution verification


Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in acquiring or improving advanced problem solving skills will benefit from this course. Individuals responsible for continuous improvement, solving maintenance and reliability problems, and preventing future occurrences of equipment and system failures, including: technicians, engineers, supervisors and managers.


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Additional information

Additional Information

Each course includes a comprehensive active learning manual, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and the use of a fully equipped e-business center. Class hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Thursday. Virtual course hours run from 11am-5pm EST. All students completing a class at the Life Cycle Institute will receive a certificate of completion awarding 2.1 CEUs.

Your training needs are unique. Unique needs may require on-site training, tailored for your environment, at a time convenient for you. For more information please contact the Life Cycle Institute Team at

Course Locations

Life Cycle Institute – Charleston
4360 Corporate Road
Charleston, SC 29405
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The Ohio State University College of Engineering
356A Bevis Hall,
1080 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210
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Clemson University
Center for Corporate Learning
One N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall, 12610 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Washington State University – Everett
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
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Course Brochure

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