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International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course (IASSC Cert.)

The objective of our International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course is that you will feel capable and confident managing projects in any environment at a black belt level. In 15 days, over the course of 4 months, we cover a comprehensive range of black belt level Lean Six Sigma tools and skill sets.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course

Gaining an international Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification 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.


15 Days



Black Belt Training Course Eligibility Requirements

As Black Belts need to have experience with leading and implementing process improvement, there are eligibility requirements for this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course. We recommend this programme for anyone with knowledge of cross-functional project management or process improvement. Get in touch with us on Freephone 1800 910 810 to discuss your eligibility for Black Belt Certification.


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Benefits

If you’re considering black belt certification, you’ll 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 Black Belt Solution (Sigma XL and Exam Fees Included)

Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme has 1 clear, inclusive price, so that your training, further study and certification are covered in one sweep. We include 15 days classroom training, essential Sigma XL software, all course materials, IASSC Black Belt exam fees, and your certification in this price.

International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

This course leads to a recognised, IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. IASSC (The International Association for Six Sigma Certification) is a not-for-profit organisation, focused on 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 International Association of Six Sigma (IASSC)’s universally accepted International Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge (ILSSBOK).

Training Delivered by Qualified Black Belts

Our trainers combine their hands-on experience working as Black Belt consultants with a practical, approachable training style. Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from their knowledge, guidelines, and advice.

Focused, Convenient 15-Day Format

We have designed this course to fit into your schedule. Training days are spread in short, focused bursts over 4 months. Months 1 – 3 have 4 consecutive days each, while month 4 has 3 consecutive days. The objective of this is to keep an intensive training format of consecutive days, without forcing you to block off a full calendar month of your schedule, or take prolonged absences from the office.

Course Content

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Content

Combining practical and theoretical learning, and including a module on Managing People, this programme’s content is dedicated to helping you become a fully rounded, thoroughly professional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner.

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.

Exam Preparation
The course syllabus is also geared towards preparing you to successfully sit and pass the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam.

The content listed below is a brief synopsis of what we cover during the course. For a full, detailed course outline, click “Get Brochure”.

Days 1 – 4: Define and Measure Phases

Introduction to the programme, IASSC and exam application and format

Define Phase

Understanding Six Sigma
The Lean Enterprise
Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
Lean Six Sigma Project Structure

Measure Phase

Process Definition
Six Sigma Statistics

Days 5 – 8: Measure and Analyse Phase

Measure Phase continued

Measurement System Analysis
Process Capability

Analyse Phase

Analyse Process Maps
Patterns of Variation
Inferential Statistics
Hypothesis Testing

Days 9 – 12: Improve Phase and Managing People

Improve Phase

Running Kaisen Events
Implementing Pull and Kanban Systems
Error Proofing
Implementing 5S
Simple Linear Regression
Multiple Regression Analysis
Designed, Full Factorial, and Fractional Factorial Experiments

Managing People

Managing Change and Resistance
Team Dynamics
Leadership Skills
Communication and Assertiveness Skills
Influencing Stakeholders
Coaching Team Members

Days 13 – 15: Control Phase, Project Presentation

Project Work
Sample Exam Questions

Control Phase

Lean Controls
5S Kanban
Poka Yoke (Mistake Proofing)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Six Sigma Control Plans

Project Presentation

Course Overview

What are the course objectives?

Our 4 main objectives for this International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course are that you will:

  1. Be prepared to successfully sit and pass the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam.
  2. Gain confidence and capability to implement cross-functional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects in any working environment.
  3. Learn to apply Lean Six Sigma methods at black belt level in-line with globally accepted best-practice standards.
  4. Develop your people management skills to compliment your Lean Six Sigma expertise.

How long is this programme?

Through a combination of classroom-based training (15 days), self-led study, and project completion work, this programme satisfies the IASSC requirement of 140 hours.

Who is this course for?

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 the green belt certification.

If you are completely new to the concept of Lean Six Sigma, or have very limited experience working with process improvement, we recommend our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business.

If you have some experience in 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 through this website or by calling us on Freephone 1800 910 810 or 01 861 0700 (9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday).


This course is 15 days in total. It is delivered short, 4 or 3 day instalments over 4 months. Here is a breakdown of our programme hours:

Classroom: 105 Hours

This includes 95 hours of classroom training over the 15-day run of the programme. It also incorporates in-classroom project work, such as presentations and trainer feedback sessions.

Project: 45 Hours

To achieve the Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you will need to apply the principles of the IASSC LSSBOK (Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge) to a project. This is something to work on between training modules, and in the 2 months following training.

Study: 25 Hours

You will need this study time in order to prepare for sitting the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam.

When designing our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme, we focused on a balance between the theoretical learning and exam preparation, and practical work and constructive feedback from trainers.

This combined approach means that you’ll feel confident in your abilities, and fully prepared to sit your exam.


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’ll be happy to advise you.

What if I don’t have enough experience?

If you’re new to Lean Six Sigma, or find you don’t have enough experience to attend our Black Belt Certification course, we recommend attending our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course for Business. You’ll 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 Lean Six Sigma 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 IASSC Black Belt Exam, you will achieve 2 certifications:

  • Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

How do I achieve my Black Belt Certifications?

To achieve both of these certifications, you complete the following:

  1. Attend our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course
  2. Successfully complete your course and project work
  3. Apply for and schedule your IASSC Black Belt Exam
  4. Sit and pass your IASSC Black Belt Exam

What is included in the course price?

Everything you need to get black belt certified is included in our course price:

  • 15 days classroom training, delivered by expert Black Belt trainers
  • Sigma XL software
  • Course materials
  • IASSC Black Belt examination fees
  • Certification fees

Do you have any other questions?

We will be happy to help. You can click to ask a question below or call us on 1800 910 810.

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