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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training & Certification

Prerequisites: None

Overview: Yellow Belt Training & Certification is an online, high-level, awareness course that teaches you the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma process improvement. Upon completing the course, you’ll see the world with new eyes and understand how Lean Six Sigma can transform your workplace or home.

Estimated Completion Time: 9.5 hours (includes training and certification)

Exam Requirements: Must pass with 70% or higher

Project Requirement: There is no project required for Yellow Belt Certification

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification

Prerequisites: None

Overview: Green Belt Training & Certification is an online, in-depth course that enables you to complete Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Green Belts can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes.

Estimated Completion Time: 4 days or 32 hours (includes 28 hours for training and 4 hours for certification exam)

Exam Requirements: Must pass with 80% or higher

Project Requirement: There is no project required for Green Belt Certification

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training & Certification

Prerequisites: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification from GoLeanSixSigma.com

*If you have your Green Belt Certificate from another provider, you may bypass this step by presenting a qualifying Green Belt Certificate to SDSU which is:

  • Issued by a regionally accredited higher education institution or ASQ
  • Is Lean Six Sigma (not just Six Sigma or just Lean)

Overview: Black Belt Training & Certification is an online course that efficiently and effectively helps you further develop your process improvement, project management and leadership skills using clear language and plenty of practical examples. It’s an advanced, interactive and enjoyable online course that draws on decades of success helping people from Fortune 500 Companies to Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses. This course will begin to help you create happier customers, increase revenue, reduce costs and improve collaboration.

Estimated Completion Time: 6 days or 48 hours (includes 40 hours for training and 8 hours for certification exam, not project time)

Exam Requirements: Must pass with 80% or higher

Project Requirement: A project is required for certification. Use the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project Storyboard Submission Guide to submit a successful project prior to your course deadline.

FAQs

Do I have to take the Green Belt Course to take the Black Belt course? Can I test out of the Green Belt course?

Passing our Green Belt Certification Exam is a required prerequisite for the Black Belt Training & Certification course. We are going to have you set up with the Green Belt Certification Exam which ensures you have working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt concepts and tools.

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.

We highly recommend completing the exam within 1 week, since your 6 month time window to access the full Black Belt Training & Certification course started today.

What if I already have a Green Belt Certificate?

If you have your Green Belt Certificate from another provider, you can bypass testing out by presenting a Green Belt Certificate that is:

  • Issued by a regionally accredited higher education institution or ASQ
  • Is Lean Six Sigma (not just Six Sigma or just Lean)

Do I have to buy additional materials?

You must use statistical software, such as Minitab or SigmaXL, in your Black Belt course to run tests and display data.

We do offer a 1-year license to Minitab for $599. SigmaXL is $199 and can be purchased here.

Can I download the training slides or get them printed?

We only provide access to our training materials online, but you can access them at any time. The search feature is also very convenient as it saves you from flipping through a thousand page binder.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive 1 year to complete the program.

Once I complete the course, do I still have access to the online training material?

You will have 1 year of access to the course. Your course access will be deactivated after 1 year, but you have the option to purchase an annual subscription.

After taking the exam, do I always and forever have online training material access?

No. Your course access will be deactivated after 1 year, but you have the option to purchase an annual subscription.

Are the exams online or in person? Are the exams open or closed book?

The exams are online and open book. You have an unlimited number of retakes.

How many questions are on the test?

  • Yellow Belt: 50 multiple choice questions
  • Green Belt: 130 multiple choice questions
  • Black Belt: 185 multiple choice questions

Are there any practice exams?

Yes.

Does my Black Belt project have to be work-related?

Yes.

When do I get my certificate?

Once you successfully complete the training, exam, and any project storyboard requirements, your certificate will be automatically available for download.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the course or project?

[email protected]

Can GoLeanSixSigma.com provide a supplemental project since I don’t have any current projects from work?

No. You must provide your own work-related project.

Do I have to start a new project or can a past project work for my Green Belt or Black Belt Project?

The project should be new and if not, it must at least be revised and follow the project storyboard submission guides:

I am currently unemployed. What project can I do?

Projects must be business-related and sourced from any of the following: current employment, volunteer or internship, or previous employment (must include data and charts showing process improvement).

Can I meet with a Master Black Belt?

Support is provided via email only, unless you purchase 1-on-1 Project Coaching.

Can I extend my course?

If you’re unable to complete a course by your course access expiration date, you can sign up for a Green Belt Annual Subscription for $99, and the Black Belt Annual Subscription for $199. If you’d like to subscribe, an invoice will be sent to you which can be paid online.

Can I do the same project for my Green Belt and Black Belt?

Projects can be similar, but must use different metrics.

Do I need the support of a Master Black Belt?

Although it is not required, Master Black Belt support is highly recommended.

Do you provide Master Black Belt support if I don’t have one in my organization?

Yes, by purchasing 1-on-1 Project Coaching that includes a total of 6 hours of remote support via web meeting or telephone with a GoLeanSixSigma.com Master Black Belt.

How long do I have to complete my project?

The course access expiration date is the date in which all your coursework — Training, Certification exams, and project work — must be successfully completed and passed. We recommend that your Black Belt Project Storyboard be completed alongside your Training.

Can you help me on my exam?

You can review your most recent exam by selecting the Results button next to the module you’d like to view. This will show you the questions that you missed and how you answered, but not provide the correct answer. We hope this helps to focus your study.

How long does it take for a Master Black Belt to review my submitted work?

3 days for Project Screener and Project Selection Tool. 10 days for Project Storyboard and Elective.

How do you recommend I manage my time?

For Green Belt Training & Certification

Introduction:2 hours
Define Phase:5 hours
Measure Phase:6 hours
Analyze Phase:7 hours
Improve Phase:5 hours
Control Phase:3 hours
Exam:4 hours
Total Time:32 hours

 

For Black Belt Training & Certification

Introduction:3 hours
Define Phase:6 hours
Measure Phase:8 hours
Analyze Phase:8 hours
Improve Phase:8 hours
Control Phase:5 hours
Exam:5 hours
Project + Elective:30 hours
Total Time:75 hours


What types of projects can I do?

Examples: Projects that reduce the amount of time to complete a process, projects that reduce the amount of waste to complete a process

Non-examples: Reducing an electric bill, reducing data usage on a phone bill, reducing amount of laundry loads in a household

How many questions are there in each certification module?

Green Belt Training & Certification

Introduction:15 questions
Define Phase:25 questions
Measure Phase:20 questions
Analyze Phase:25 questions
Improve Phase:25 questions
Control Phase:20 questions
Total:130 questions

 

Black Belt Training & Certification

Introduction/Define Phase:40 questions
Measure Phase:40 questions
Analyze Phase:45 questions
Improve Phase:30 questions
Control Phase:30 questions
Total:185 questions