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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 ($299): Every 4 years. Choose one:
    • Black Belt Exam
    • Black Belt Storyboard Submission (no live Project Review required)
    • Elective
  • PDF Certificate to add to your LinkedIn profile
  • Membership to our Black Belt Certified Group on LinkedIn

Group Discounts available
starting at 5 learners.
Learn more about benefits for Teams.

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Check out our free Yellow Belt Training to give you an idea of what your Black Belt course will be like.

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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.

Module:Description:Time:
IntroductionLearn the hard and soft skills required of a Black Belt and how to more effectively select projects.3 hours
DefineLearn how to conduct process walks and advance your leadership and coaching skills.6 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.5 hours
ExamSeparated into 5 sections.8 hours
Total Time of Black Belt Training:48 hours ($999)
 Black Belt Certification:
  • Exam (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 GoLeanSixSigma.com Black Belt Project Storyboard Template. Your registration includes the fees for your Black Belt Project Review (up to three reviews). 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 GoLeanSixSigma.com 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 GoLeanSixSigma.com 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.

Sample Certificate

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

Here’s what you’ll learn in GoLeanSixSigma.com’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

Analyze

  • 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

Improve

  • 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

Control

  • 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

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It has been an all out great learning experience. Easy to follow and absorb training from goleansixsigma.com. The certification process was also very critical. I enjoyed building on my problem solving skills and I would recommend the training and certification to anyone interested in developing their problem solving skills!

This has been a great course! Very easy to understand and follow. Visual animations really helped to make sense of difficult concepts at times. I did have to study outside of the course on topics that I have not been exposed to in the analysis phase. Thank you for putting the course together!

Cannot give enough praise to GoLeanSixSigma. The coursework is tremendous. Not only does it allow you to complete at your own pace, but it provides an excellent style to increase retention of the information you are presented. With each step in the DMAIC process, you feel that you are constantly evolving your knowledge and skills. To add to the knowledge that you gain, you are able to access incredible templates to use for any project you would desire. The best part of this all, is not even the training. It is the personnel at GoLeanSixSigma. They are knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and want to see you succeed. I will highly recommend this to the other managers I work with.

Nicely formatted course work, looking forward to doing the project and elective over the next few months as a training effort to introduce Lean Six Sigma to our organization.

The course was very engaging and entertaining. The user experience for the presentation was well designed. My only criticism is that I will need to supplement the course with additional coursework or materials for the technical/software requirements of being a Black Belt. This course does not teach you how to use Minitab at all, even though they require you have access to it.

I am loving the lean six sigma process. The DMAIC data driven improvement cycles are a benefit for any process improvement. I have used it for a smaller size meat processing company. It was a great success and the company has implemented a new lean department. Thanks to GoLeanSixSigma Team!!!

The DMAIC process can be applied in any situation where a structured, well thought out plan is required to address procedural shortcomings. This course will change the way I tackle challenges in an ever-changing business environment. Thank You!!!

Professional course which translates complex ideas into practical application. Very well structured course.

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Overall great training from goleansixsigma.com. I would recommend this training to anyone who is interested in further developing their problem solving muscles!

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GoLeanSixSigma.com provides a wonderful combination of online and onsite training for my staff here at Cape Cod Child Development. They took our group through a proof-of-concept simulation and then guided them to select realistic and measurable projects that connect directly to our organization’s mission.

The once-a-month onsite Green Belt Workshop provided a framework and time for them to work on their individual projects while the entire group stayed engaged. With some one-on-one coaching, I am confident this group is going to bring their projects to complete success, while learning so many invaluable skills along the way.

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The web-based training from GoLeanSixSigma.com gives a lot of flexibility in terms of when you can take the courses and exams.

The previous training we went through was a week-long boot camp and there was no commitment to do any project afterwards. A week-long spent in class was too much class time and exhausting. Hence, we walked away with some knowledge but that knowledge didn’t quite stick since we didn’t apply the learning anywhere.

The second approach (with GoLeanSixSigma.com) was a training where we were applying the tools to a real project which solidified learning much better. Plus, I really enjoyed our classroom training since we had an awesome instructor. I think it was super helpful to have a coach who helped through the project work.

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I thoroughly enjoyed your Green Belt course and believe it to be comprehensive and very easy to use. We have found the resources and templates particularly valuable as we build our team and establish standard work for our projects.

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This Green Belt course is fantastic. I tried another Lean Six Sigma training program online, and it was bogged down with too much statistical information for me to get into while keeping up with my workload. This program on the other hand was easy to understand and apply. I am using it with my department right now.

I started a Lean Six Sigma project after taking the Yellow Belt course. It was possible to do up until the improve phase, when I decided to jump into the Green Belt course. It is rich with information and additional tools.

It is increasing the productivity of my department by 30% in about 4 months.

I love the consistent use of Bahama Bistro to illustrate the points of the training. It makes the concepts easier to grasp when there are “real” examples.

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I completed the Green Belt course shortly after transitioning out of the Military. It helped me quickly integrate into my organization and serve as an asset in our pursuit of providing the best service possible for our customers and citizens.

The Green Belt course was a great way to learn the tools and techniques that are being applied in the most competitive industries around the globe. It helped me to rapidly serve as an asset to my organization and quickly identify opportunities for improvement, then get to work.

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My staff and I are very happy with the Green and Black Belt programs with GoLeanSixSigma.com. The material is easy to follow and we appreciate the examples around the Bahama Bistro are very helpful.

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In 2016, a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) initiative was launched in Pitney Bowes Presort Services in support of our strategic goals of improving operational excellence and fostering the professional development of our employees.  Recently, nine individuals presented results from their projects to our Executive Staff. They highlighted how improvement opportunities were qualified, how root causes were unearthed and pulled into the light, how innovative improvements were identified, implemented, and verified. Most importantly, they were able to quantify the impact those improvements have had on our organization and our Clients.

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Using Lean Six Sigma, I streamlined the process and eliminate Non-Value Added Activities which increased monthly production by 50% within 3 months.

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I started a new job at a Construction Company right after getting my Yellow Belt Certification from GoLeanSixSigma.com and was able to begin using the tools. I used Lean to identify waste, create a visual job board and increased my team’s productivity by 30% – I was also given a pay raise just two months after starting my job.

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GoLeanSixSigma.com’s Yellow Belt Training & Certification was very useful at our hospital as it helped us use Lean Six Sigma Tools to successfully improve the care we provide to our patients by increasing chemotherapy patient education & screening by 40% and improve communication hand-offs between nurses regarding patients in their care.

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I truly enjoy GoLeanSixSigma.com‘s online training. I use the knowledge on a daily basis in my organization. I am spreading the word of Lean and Six Sigma and at the same time educating my peers in a more robust process improvement understanding. I have had excellent support from the GoLeanSixSigma.com team throughout my training.

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It has been an all out great learning experience. Easy to follow and absorb training from goleansixsigma.com. The certification process was also very critical. I enjoyed building on my problem solving skills and I would recommend the training and certification to anyone interested in developing their problem solving skills!

This has been a great course! Very easy to understand and follow. Visual animations really helped to make sense of difficult concepts at times. I did have to study outside of the course on topics that I have not been exposed to in the analysis phase. Thank you for putting the course together!

Cannot give enough praise to GoLeanSixSigma. The coursework is tremendous. Not only does it allow you to complete at your own pace, but it provides an excellent style to increase retention of the information you are presented. With each step in the DMAIC process, you feel that you are constantly evolving your knowledge and skills. To add to the knowledge that you gain, you are able to access incredible templates to use for any project you would desire. The best part of this all, is not even the training. It is the personnel at GoLeanSixSigma. They are knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and want to see you succeed. I will highly recommend this to the other managers I work with.

Nicely formatted course work, looking forward to doing the project and elective over the next few months as a training effort to introduce Lean Six Sigma to our organization.

The course was very engaging and entertaining. The user experience for the presentation was well designed. My only criticism is that I will need to supplement the course with additional coursework or materials for the technical/software requirements of being a Black Belt. This course does not teach you how to use Minitab at all, even though they require you have access to it.

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