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Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification course will enable you to manage process improvement programs and help you become a better leader.

This engaging course draws on 25 years of success helping the world’s leading organizations create happier customers and save millions of dollars.

  • Prerequisite: Green Belt Training & Certification
  • $999 (includes Training & Certification)
  • 48 hours, self-paced, completely online, 1 year of access
  • Accessible on computers, tablets and smartphones
  • Globally recognized (48 PDUs / 6 CEUs)

Black Belt Training will enable you to:

  • Manage multiple projects and ensure their alignment to meet organizational goals
  • Coach Green Belts to complete successful projects that deliver significant, sustainable results
  • Communicate + influence people at all levels of your organization to manage change effectively
  • Understand the why, what and how of statistical analysis tools

Black Belt Certification includes:

  • Exam: 185 multiple choice questions (unlimited re-takes)
  • Project Review: Project Storyboard
  • Elective: Article summarizing project
  • Re-Certification ($499): Every 4 years
    • Submit Black Belt Project Selection Tool
    • Pass Black Belt Exam
    • Submit Black Belt Storyboard Submission (no live Project Review required)
    • Submit Black Belt Elective
  • PDF Certificate to add to your LinkedIn profile
  • Membership to our Black Belt Certified Group on LinkedIn

$202 in bonus content for FREE!

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You'll Love Learning With Us is by far one of the most user friendly and client experience driven companies that I have ever encountered. I had my entire team gain their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through them and the content made sense to everyone - from those with little to no experience with Six Sigma and to those who were experienced.

The interactive videos and training allow users to learn the material at their own pace and then to practically apply the information learned. We loved them so much that when my team and I were ready to begin our Black Belt course, we didn't even think twice about using again.

In addition to their fantastic training format, their client experience is second to none. Every single person I have had the pleasure of speaking/engaging with at has been a true delight. We will absolutely be returning to them for our next steps and when I have new team members come on board! I would give them 10 stars if it was an option.

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I wondered how you were going to pull off putting Green Belt and Black Belt Training online. I am so impressed. It’s presented in a clear, distilled way including the stats pieces. You effectively integrated the soft skills of leadership/coaching/facilitation and broader change management. And the templates! Finally, the accompanying webinars are collaborative, comfortable and relevant. It exceeded my expectations. So... the overriding feedback is NICELY DONE.

The courses offered by are very easy to follow. Their online delivery has made it easy for us to train our personnel in different geographic locations. In addition, the templates and examples have helped a number of our team members start their improvement efforts on the right track!

PotashCorp’s courses have put our teams on the right continuous improvement path. I had a lot of fun working on my project and their templates made the process so much easier and enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to upcoming projects.

Ken Sheriff -

I have participated in at least 2 other Lean Six Sigma training courses but they dragged on due to the dry presentation and irrelevant content. About a year ago I received the link for’s Yellow Belt course. I completed it in one day.

With’s training, my Quality Management Department was able to complete our first Lean Six Sigma Project in 6 months.

Pre-project, audits were taking about 12 hours to complete. After taking the Yellow Belt Training & Certification and applying the techniques taught, we were able to get that down to 4 hours to complete and increase our accuracy by 40%. As a bonus, employee satisfaction with my department went up to 100%.

The CEO, who is also my boss, saw the results from this project and put me in charge of a project to take Lean Six Sigma agency-wide. Since then, we have completed the FastPitch Workshop which has had the highest satisfaction scores of any training my department has hosted. I have subsequently completed the Green Belt course with my 3 other team members and am currently completing the Black Belt course.

If you are looking for a culture shift,’s trainings are the vehicle that can take you there. The results speak for themselves.

Lynne Emmons

I was tasked with investigating a 30% loss of monthly production in a period of 6 months a particular calendar year, compromising a revenue loss of $200,000 compared to the same time period of that previous year. Using Lean Six Sigma, I created a SIPOC, Project Charter and Pareto Chart to identify the biggest issues that our team faced (lack of training).

We then used The 5 Whys and a Cause & Effect Diagram to learn that highly skilled workers were absent during that low production month and unskilled workers were absent during the high production month. We then used this data to streamline process and eliminate Non-Value Added Activities and were able to increase monthly production by 50% within 3 months.

Join the Process Improvement Team at Bahama Bistro!

In Black Belt Training, you’ll play interactive games and get plenty of relatable examples that will help ensure you can manage multiple projects and be a more effective leader to help transform your organization.

Black Belt Course Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of the course and estimated time required to complete each section. You may complete the course at your own pace within 1 year.

Black Belt Training builds on the concepts and tools covered in Green Belt Training & Certification which is a pre-requisite to registering. For questions, please contact us.

IntroductionLearn the hard and soft skills required of a Black Belt and how to more effectively select projects.5 hours
DefineLearn how to conduct process walks and advance your leadership and coaching skills.7 hours
MeasureLearn how to lay statistical groundwork, test your measurement system, sample the data, assess process capability and continue to advance your leadership and coaching skills.8 hours
AnalyzeLearn how to lay hypothesis testing groundwork, test your hypothesis and continue to advance your leadership and coaching skills.8 hours
ImproveLearn how to benchmark other processes, design experiments (DOE), facilitate Rapid Improvement Events (Kaizen Events) and continue to advance your leadership and coaching skills.8 hours
ControlLearn how to select control charts, create visual management and continue to advance your leadership and coaching skills.6 hours
ExamSeparated into 5 sections.6 hours
Total Time of Black Belt Training:48 hours ($999)
 Black Belt Certification:
  • Exam (included)
  • Project Selection Review (included)
  • Project Review (included)
  • Elective (included) 

Black Belt Course Learning Objectives:

After completing Black Belt Training you will be able to:

  • Describe the ways that Black Belt Training enhances the Green Belt body of knowledge
  • Define the process used to select an appropriate Black Belt Project
  • List and define the influence and facilitation skills that help Black Belts improve their leadership capabilities
  • Describe how to coach Green Belts and other Lean Six Sigma practitioners through each Phase of DMAIC
  • List the steps involved in testing the measurement system, sampling the data and assessing process
  • capability
  • Describe the steps involved in conducting hypothesis tests to assess theories of root cause
  • Identify which type of tests are appropriate for any given data set
  • Describe the steps involved and the different uses for Design of Experiments
  • Identify which type of control charts are appropriate for any given data set
  • Describe how and why to apply visual management to an improved process
  • Describe how to construct an effective Project Storyboard

Black Belt Course Included Downloads

Our goal is to help you succeed by making process improvement easier for you. We include the following resources complimentary with your Black Belt registration.

  • DMAIC Field Guide
  • DMAIC Coaching Field Guide
  • Black Belt Exam Preparation Guide
  • Black Belt Project Storyboard Submission Guide
  • 90+ Lean Six Sigma Templates
  • Lean Six Sigma Glossary

Black Belt Certification Details

Here’s what you’ll need to do to earn and maintain your Black Belt Certification.

  • Exam: 185 multiple choice questions, unlimited re-takes
  • Project Review (Due within 4 months of completing Exam): Submit a project by using the Black Belt Project Storyboard Template. Your registration includes the fees for your Black Belt Project Review (up to three submissions). Your project should be work-based. Please be sure to read the guidelines in the Advanced Project Selection Template you’ll be provided with to ensure your project is appropriate. Then, please review the Project Storyboard Submission Guide to ensure you follow best practices for a successful Project Review. If you need coaching on how to select an appropriate project, please register for 1-on-1 Project Coaching by adding it on as an option on the registration page. If your project does not pass review after 3 attempts, you’ll be required to work with a Master Black Belt in your organization or register for 1-on-1 Project Coaching with a Master Black Belt.
  • Elective (Due within 5 months of completing Exam): Submit an article/blog summarizing your Project Storyboard or a deep dive into concept/tool used in your project (1000 – 2000 words).
  • Re-Certification ($299): Every 4 years. Choose one:
    • Black Belt Exam
    • Black Belt Storyboard Submission (no live Project Review required)
    • Article Submission

Black Belt Course Add-Ons

  • Statistical Software. This is NOT included with your registration fee and is required if you don’t already have access to statistical software. Statistical software is needed to collect and analyze data for your Black Belt Project. We recommend Minitab or SigmaXL. Here are different ways to get access them:
    • You may already have access through your company/school
      • The software they offer may not be Minitab or SigmaXL. Please inquire with your company/school.
    • Trial Programs
    • Purchase statistical software through GoLeanSixSigma (save by bundling with Course):
      • Black Belt Training & Certification + Minitab 17 (Single Annual License): $1,598
      • Black Belt Training & Certification + SigmaXL 7 (Single Perpetual License): $1,198
  • 1-on-1 Project Coaching: If you don’t have access to a Master Black Belt within your organization to coach and support you to complete a successful project (or if you’d prefer to work with one of our Experts), we can pair you with one of our Master Black Belts. Our Master Black Belt will meet with you remotely to:

Green Belt Training & Certification is a pre-requisite to registering for Black Belt Training & Certification. For questions, please contact us.

If you’re interested in an introduction to Lean Six Sigma, register for our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

Here’s what you’ll learn in’s Black Belt course.

Introduction to Black Belt Training

  • Overview of Black Belt Training
    • The Road to Black Belt Certification
    • Black Belt As Coach
    • PDCA (Plan Do Check Adjust)
  • Project Selection – Advanced
    • Strategic Alignment With Project Selection
    • Project Selection Facilitation
  • Build Leadership Skills
    • Purpose and Project Work
    • Influence Strategies
    • Facilitation of High-Performing Teams

Define Phase

  • Conduct Process Walks
    • Facilitator Guidelines
  • Strengthen Leadership Skills
    • Coach Approach
    • Influence Strategies – Build Ownership
    • Facilitation Skills – Make Meetings Work
  • About Your Black Belt Project
    • Best Practices for Completing a Project

Measure Phase

  • Lay Statistical Groundwork
    • Data Types
    • Basic Statistical Terms
    • Normality and Distributions
      • Anderson-Darling Test for Normality
  • Test Your Measurement System
    • Test Your Measurement System: Continuous Data
      • Gage R&R – Discrete
      • Gage R&R – Continuous
    • Test Your Measurement System: Discrete Data
  • Sample the Data
    • Sampling Strategy
    • Sampling Calculations
  • Assess Process Capability
    • Process Capability for Continuous Data
      • Cpu, Cpl, Cpk
  • Strengthen Leadership Skills
    • Coach Approach
    • Influence Strategies – Think Ahead
    • Facilitation Skills – Make Good Decisions
  • About Your Black Belt Project
    • Best Practices for Completing a Project


  • Lay Hypothesis Testing Groundwork
  • Test Discrete Data
    • 1-Proportion
    •  2-Proportion
    • Chi-Square Test
  • Test Continuous Normal Data
    • Test for Two Variances (F-Test)
    • Bartlett’s Test
    • One-Sample T-Test
    • Two-Sample T-Test
    • 1-Way ANOVA Test
  • Test Continuous Non-Normal Data
    • Levene’s Test
    • One-Sample Sign Test
    • Mann-Whitney Test
    • Moods-Median Test
  • Test Correlation
    • Regression Test
    • Multiple Regression Test
  • Strengthen Leadership Skills
    • Coach Approach
    • Influence Strategies – Pave the Way
    • Facilitation Skills – Drive Team Performance
  • About Your Black Belt Project
    • Best Practices for Completing a Project


  • Design Experiments
    • DOE – One Factor At a Time
    • DOE – Two Factorial
    • DOE – Full Factorial
  • Strengthen Leadership Skills
    • Coach Approach
    • Influence Strategies – Change Management
    • Facilitation Skills – Build Networks
  • About Your Black Belt Project
    • Best Practices for Completing a Project


  • Select Control Charts
    • I & MR Chart
    • X-Bar & R Average and Range Chart
    • X-Bar & S Average and Standard Deviation Chart
    • P Chart
    • nNP Chart
    • C Chart
    • U Chart
  • Create Visual Management
  • Strengthen Leadership Skills
    • Coach Approach
    • Influence Strategies – Maintain the Gains
    • Facilitation Skills
  • About Your Black Belt Project
    • Best Practices for Completing a Project

We guarantee your satisfaction, or you can request a full refund within 30 days.*

We know you’ll love our courses as much as we do. Although if for any reason you’re not completely satisfied (and the course has not been completed), please email [email protected] to request a refund within 30 days of your course purchase.

For individual (single license) purchases, if it is within 30 days and the course has not been completed, we offer a full refund. For group purchases, licenses can be exchanged for other courses. For example, Green Belt licenses can be exchanged for Yellow Belt licenses. Refunds are not available for group purchases.

*Course must not be completed.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at For over 25 years, she’s helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.

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Tracy O’Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner at She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.

I’m interested in registering for Training & Certification. Are there prerequisites for any of your courses?

The only course that has a prerequisite is our Black Belt Training & Certification. Passing our Green Belt Certification Exam is a required prerequisite for the Black Belt course. This is to ensure you have working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt concepts and tools.

Three (3) attempts are permitted per section of the Certification Exam. If you are unable to pass all sections with an 80% or higher score, you must register for the full Green Belt Training & Certification course. Please contact us for more information on how to register for the Green Belt Certification Exam.

I don’t have my Green Belt but I would like to obtain my Black Belt. Can I register for the Black Belt anyway?

Yes, you may still register for the Black Belt Training & Certification course. However, passing our Green Belt Certification Exam is a required prerequisite for the Black Belt Training & Certification course. Three attempts are permitted per section of the Certification Exam. If you are unable to pass all sections with an 80% or higher score, you must register for the full Green Belt Training & Certification course.

Do I need to be employed to register for a course?

No, you do not need to be (employed/working for a company) in order to register for any of our courses. Simply enter “none” in the company field to continue your check out process.

Please note that Black Belt Candidates are required to complete a live project. Projects must be business-related. We highly recommend a project be completed at your place of employment. If you are not employed, a business-related project can be completed by finding a sponsor organization. We highly recommend finding a nonprofit organization to sponsor your project. We also encourage finding volunteer or internship opportunities.

Project submissions are allotted up to 3-submissions for:

  • Green Belt Project Screener
  • Green Belt Project Storyboard
  • Black Belt Project Selection Tool
  • Black Belt Project Storyboard
  • Black Belt Elective

Learners will have full email support from one of our friendly Master Black Belts regarding project work. If you need further assistance, 1-on-1 Project Coaching is also available as an add-on.

Which Training course (White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Lean) is right for me?

To help you determine which course is right for you, please visit our Lean and Six Sigma Course Comparison page. We clearly break down the courses by your goal, content, duration and price.

How long will Training take to complete?

Black Belt Training will take approximately 48 hours (6 days) to complete.

How long do I have access to Training?

Black Belt Training is accessible for one year after registration.

Can I access the Training via mobile device or tablet?

Yes! All of our courses are fully compatible with your tablets and mobile phones. This includes iOS, Android and Windows devices that support HTML5.

Why should I get my Training through

We provide the most practical, fun, effective Lean Six Sigma Training available. We take a different approach than other training and certification providers – we aim to help you effectively apply Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools, not just learn about them. Learn more.

Do you offer Group Pricing Discounts on Training & Certification?

Yes. Please contact us for information.

Do you offer Government, Student/Educational or Nonprofit Organization discounts?

Yes, we provide discounts to government, educational and nonprofit organizations. Please contact us for information.

Do I have to pay again if I do not pass the Certification exam?

No, you do not have to pay again. We allow unlimited, immediate re-takes.

How long is Certification valid for?

Forever. Once you receive your Certification, you do not need to renew it.

How long is the Certification exam?

The Black Belt Certification exam is 185 questions and must be completed in 6 hours.

View the complete Lean Six Sigma Training & Certification FAQ here.


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by Jodie Prestholdt on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

Exceeded expectations. Challenging training at one's own pace. Highly recommend!

by Jeanne H. on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

Fantastic, real-life, challenging training that is relevant to any industry. Highly recommended!

by Fanny Abreu on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

The program is excellent, working on the project as i went through the training is the way to go, it will save you a lot of time and a great experience to use the tolls wile there are still fresh in your mind. I loved all the activities, great way of learning, i like the repeat and repeat, it helps the concepts to stick in my brain, this was awesome to me. I definitely recommend it.

by Davis N on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

excellent material and methodology to teach the course!

by Wendy Athens on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

Well designed program that couples effective training modules with project framework and Master Black Belt facilitation.

by Michael Alexander on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

This is a wonderful program. The practical training simulated through the Bahama Bistro really adds value, and the templates have everyday application. We are using GoLeanSixSIgma at our hospital now, and everyone is enthusiastic about the entire program.

by Isaac Alcantar on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

Great program! Follow the recommendation of working on your Green/Black Belt Project while you go through the training. I did this during my Black Belt Project and found it a lot easier than going through the training then trying to complete the project.

by Akm Alamgir on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

Amazing training sessions modules.

by Demetrius L. Bright on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

This course thoroughly increased my knowledge and applications related to problem-solving and process improvement!!! A very challenging but rewarding experience that I will cherish!

by Craig Price on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

I completed both my Green belt and Black belt certification through The programs fit perfectly with my schedule. I could complete the course work at my own pace as I had time. The instruction was easily understood and had good examples I could use to apply to my own project. Checking in with my my Master Black Belt helped keep me going on the right track.

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