Why Achieve ASQ Certification?
Gaining an international Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification like the ASQ CSSBB is the mark of a capable, experienced process improvement manager.
It identifies you as a proven lean six sigma professional to colleagues, employers, and customers.Download a Brochure Get Upcoming Dates
5 Key Benefits of this Six Sigma Black Belt Training
If you’re considering black belt certification, you will most likely be very familiar with the benefits of implementing lean six sigma, and your decision will rest with the best training provider to suit your needs.
Here are some reasons why our course works for those seeking an international lean six sigma black belt certification.
A Complete Exam Prep Solution (Sigma XL and ASQ Exam Simulator Included)
Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme has one clear, inclusive price for your training and exam preparation.
We include 14 days of classroom training, essential Sigma XL software, all course materials, and a 365-day access to an online ASQ exam simulator in this price.
International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
This course leads to an internationally recognised, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) qualification.
ASQ (American Society for Quality) is a global leader in maintaining quality and consistency in training and certification across the international lean six sigma community.
Aligned with Global Best-Practices
We have aligned the content of this black belt programme with the ASQ Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BB BoK).
Training Delivered by Expert Black Belts
Our trainers combine their hands-on experience working as black belt consultants with a practical, approachable training style. Throughout the course, you will benefit from their knowledge, guidelines, and advice.
Focused, Convenient 14-Day Format
We have designed this course to fit into your schedule. Training days are spread in short, focused bursts over 5 months.
Months 1 – 4 have 3 consecutive days each, while month 5 has 2 consecutive days.
The objective is to keep an intensive training format of consecutive days, without forcing you to block off a full calendar month or take prolonged absences from current projects and tasks.
What are the course objectives?
Our 4 main objectives for this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course are that you will:
- Be prepared to successfully sit and pass the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam.
- Gain confidence and capability to implement cross-functional lean six sigma black belt projects in any working environment.
- Learn to apply lean six sigma methods at black belt level in-line with globally accepted best-practice standards.
- Develop your people management skills to compliment your lean six sigma expertise.
How long is this programme?
This programme is a combination of live virtual classroom training (14 days), self-led study and project completion work (up to 8 weeks), and your ASQ exam (4 hours).
The training segment of the programme is delivered short, 3 and 2 day instalments over 5 months.
Training Delivery Style
Over the years, we have found that our current live virtual training format is the most effective approach for this programme.
Most candidates for black belt training and certification are already in busy roles, often with demanding schedules.
Being able to connect remotely to live, tutor-led training sessions marries the benefits of an in-person classroom experience with the convenience of remaining accessible for questions and communication within your current role.
We recommend this programme for anyone with knowledge of cross-functional project management or process improvement.
There are some eligibility requirements for this course and certification. Black Belt training is for those who have plenty of experience both leading and implementing process improvements in an organisation.
It’s a natural next step for people who have achieved a lean six sigma green belt certification, and built experience upon their qualification.
If you are completely new to the concept of lean six sigma, or have very limited experience working with process improvement, we recommend our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course.
Get Advice from an Expert
If you have some experience with lean six sigma (either formally, or informally) and are unsure if you are ready for Black Belt certification, why not get in contact with us?
You can reach us either by asking a question online or calling us on Freephone 1800 910 810 or 01 861 0700 (9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday).Download Brochure Get Upcoming Dates
What is Covered?
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Content
Combining practical and theoretical learning, this programme’s content is dedicated to helping you become a well-rounded, professional black belt practitioner.
We have given a brief synopsis of what we cover during the course below. For a full, detailed course outline, we recommend downloading our PDF brochure.Get a Brochure
As part of this course, we ask you to undertake a project.
This contributes to enhancing your understanding of black belt level lean six sigma application and instils confidence in your ability to apply the new concepts learned during training to an active scenario.
The course syllabus is also geared towards preparing you to successfully sit and pass the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Exam.
Module 1 – Organisation-Wide Planning and Deployment
- Organisation-wide Considerations
Module 2 – Organisational Process Management and Measures
- Impact of lean six sigma projects on stakeholders
- Benchmarking and performance goals
- Performance and financial business measures
Module 3 – Team Management
- Team Formation
- Team Facilitation
- Team Dynamics
- Team Training
Module 4 – Define
- Voice of the Customer
- Business Case and Project Charter
- Project Management Tools
- Analytical Tools
Module 5 – Measure
- Process Characteristics
- Data Collection
- Measurement Systems
- Basic Statistics
- Process Capability
Module 6 – Analyse
- Measuring and Modelling Relationships Between Variables
- Hypothesis Testing
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Additional Analysis Methods
Module 7 – Improve
- Design of Experiments (DOE)
- Lean Methods
- Implementation Plans for Improvement
Module 8 – Control
- Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Other Controls
- Maintain Controls
- Sustain Improvements
Module 9 – Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Framework and Methodologies
- Common DFSS Methodologies including DMADV and DMADOV
- Design for X (DFX)
- Robust Designs
Customised Black Belt Training in Your Organisation
If you have a number of candidates for black belt training and certification, running an in-company programme may be the most effective and efficient solution.
We deliver this programme as a customised, in-company programme for clients all over Ireland.Get a Brochure
How does In-Company Training Work?
A Solution for Your Needs
Get in touch to request a quote for your team. Our Director of Training will schedule a free consultation to determine the best approach to achieve your goals for black belt training.
Tailored Programme Content
While adhering to a syllabus that will begin preparing participants to pass the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam, we can also customise the course outline around your organisation.
We can tailor the content to incorporate the kind of processes you encounter within your day to day business and address obstacles that may arise.
You Choose the Dates & Format
In-company training can be delivered either in-person (classroom) at your location or online (live virtual classroom).
We have found that the live virtual format works exceptionally well, particularly for remote-working teams.
Get in touch with us to begin planning an in-company black belt programme for your organisation.
You can request a quote using the button below or call us directly at Freephone 1800 910 810 or Dublin 01 861 0700.Download Brochure Get a Quote
Frequently Asked Questions: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course
Do I need experience to attend this course?
Yes, this course is recommended for those with experience working with lean six sigma, and / or implementing process improvements.
Ideally, but not essentially, delegates will have lean six sigma green belt level training and certification.
If you’re unsure whether you meet the requirements, why not talk it through with our Director of Training? Contact us on Freephone 1800 910 810 (mon – fri, 9 – 5.30pm). We will be happy to advise you.
What if I don’t have enough experience?
If you are new to lean six sigma, or find you don’t have enough experience to attend our Black Belt Certification course, we recommend attending our green belt training.
Through this course, you will gain a strong working knowledge of lean six sigma approaches, a Professional Development Green Belt certification, and a QQI certification.
What is the difference between a “Green Belt” and a “Black Belt”?
Aside from their level of experience, a key difference between green belts and black belts is the scope of improvement they undertake.
Black belts will work on wider processes, which may cross departments. This impacts the range of tools black belt practitioners may need to deploy, and how much of the six sigma in particular will be needed.
What certification will I gain?
When you successfully complete your coursework and your ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam, you will achieve 2 certifications:
• Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
• ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
How do I achieve my Black Belt Certifications?
To achieve both of these certifications, you complete the following:
1. Attend this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course
2. Successfully complete your course and project work
3. Apply for and schedule your ASQ Black Belt Exam
4. Sit and pass your ASQ Black Belt Exam
What is included in the course price?
Everything you need to train and prepare for exam success is included in our course price:
• 14 days classroom training, delivered by expert Black Belt trainers
• Sigma XL software
• Course materials
• ASQ online exam simulator (365-day access)
• Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
The only additional cost is your ASQ exam fees, which are paid directly to ASQ when you apply to sit your exam.
Do you have any other questions?
We will be happy to help with any other questions on becoming a black belt. You can click to ask a question below or call us on Freephone 1800 910 810.Ask a Question Get Upcoming Dates
Download your Free Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course brochure
Download our PDF brochure to learn more about this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course. Our brochure includes:
- Detailed course content outline
- Key benefits & objectives
- More information about how we deliver this course
- Guidance on achieving your qualification
We’ll also send you our full course schedule and check in to answer any questions you have.Download Brochure