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Black Belt Training & Certification

Black Belt Training & Certification is an advanced problem-solving course that builds your leadership and statistical skills. It’s the most practical, easy to understand way to learn to lead improvement programs and transform organizations.

Register today and you’ll learn:

  • Leadership & Change Management skills
  • How to coach Green Belts and project teams
  • How to Manage improvement programs
  • Statistical analysis skills

No Project Required

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48 hours, Online, Self-Paced

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Black Belt Training & Certification Timing Breakdown

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

Prerequisite: Green Belt Training & Certification

Description: Time:
Introduction Select a robust improvement project and review Black Belt Leadership skills 5 hours
Define Facilitate Process Walks, refine coaching coaching skills and build inquiry skills 7 hours
Measure Lay statistical groundwork, conduct Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), assess process capability and facilitate good decision making 8 hours
Analyze Setup and run hypothesis tests, practice how to give effective feedback and use influence skills to manage conflict 8 hours
Improve Conduct Design of Experiments (DOE) and build networking skills 8 hours
Control Construct Control Charts and establish visual management and review coaching, influence and facilitation tools 6 hours
Exam Segmented and embedded at the end of each DMAIC Phase 6 hours (total)
Total Estimated Time to Complete Training

48 hours

PDUs: 48

Add-on Project Completion

106 hours (154 hours total)

PDUs: 154

Project: Recommended

Our streamlined Black Belt Project Process makes completing your required project easier and your improvement results more impactful. You can complete your project alongside your training. We’ll guide you each step of the way.

  • Project Pre-work:
    1. Submit Completed Project Selection Tool
    2. Receive approval for selected work-based project (you have up to 3 submissions for project approval)
  • Project Review:
    1. Read the guidelines in the Black Belt Storyboard Submission Guide
    2. Ensure your work-based project meets requirements listed in the Black Belt Storyboard Checklist
    3. Submit your Project Storyboard within the course for review (You have up to 3 submissions)
    4. Successful Project Review is required for certification
  • Project Narrative:
    1. Submit an article summarizing your project or a deep dive into concept/tool used in your project (1,000 to 2,000 words).

Statistical Software: Optional

Statistical Software is not included with your registration 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 SigmaXL.


  • Required every 4 years
  • Complete Recertification Course

Black Belt Training & Certification Course Outline

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

Black Belt Training & Certification FAQs

Do you offer a Money Back Guarantee?

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.

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. 1-on-1 Project Coaching with a Master Black Belt is included in the Black Belt Training and Certification.

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 in total) to complete. Project work is separate and can take several months to complete. See the Course Pacing Schedule for suggested timelines. (and link to schedule).

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 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 retakes.

How long is Certification valid for?

4 years. Black Belt recertification is required every 4 years to maintain Black Belt status. If you choose not to recertify, your certificate will simply expire.

How long is the Certification exam?

The Black Belt Certification Exam consists of a total of 185 questions that are segmented and embedded at the end of each DMAIC Phase. The total time allowed for completing the exam across all segments is 6 hours.

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

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.

Jamie Whited (ADP) -’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.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification
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 170 reviews
adriana darquea
Jun 7, 2023
 by adriana darquea is an excellent tool for our career; as a Supply Chain and logistics manager, I am very grateful for this tool and expect significant changes in my career.

May 10, 2023
 by Daniel

A very enjoyable course, so many lessons and skills I have learnt!

Anson Sanford
May 3, 2023
 by Anson Sanford was easy to use in achieving my Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt certifications. They offer great learning tools, and it has been a good experience for me.

The learning modules were well designed, informative, and easy to understand. Using real world scenarios of a bistro to present the various Lean tools was helpful in demonstrating that Lean can be applied across many sectors of the business world, but also life in general.

They offer a large amount of webinars and templates which are relevant and useful, and I was able to complete the courses at a pace that worked with my schedule.

I came across GoLeanSixSigma’s core values, and they are worth listing below, as I have not run into many organizations with this level of values. This was refreshing as their values actually tie into my own personal mission statement. It takes work to operate by these values, and apply them.

Excellence - Empower everyone to be their best.
Ingenuity - Awaken the genius in us all to solve any problem.
Honesty - Do what’s right, even when it’s hard.
Commitment - Serve our clients to the best of our ability.
Partnership - Work together for the greater good.

The Lean Six Sigma tools are great tools that can be applied not just in business, but throughout life.

GoLeanSixSigma has been a good team to work with, with great support, and everyone that has worked with me has been very personable. I am glad that I chose GoLeanSixSigma and I will highly recommend this program for anyone that is considering learning Lean Six Sigma, and acquiring their certifications.

May 3, 2023
 by Tino

Really enjoyed the course. Looking forward to applying what I learned into my aviation industry and making things better.

Danuel SMith
May 2, 2023
 by Danuel SMith

Making your job easier is okay but when you can get your co workers involvedd and have them also understanding working smarter beats working harder is an Gold PLUS! This training helped me to do that and I recommend it to all.

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