ASQ 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.
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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 Exam Prep Solution (Sigma XL and ASQ Exam Simulator Included)
Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme has 1 clear, inclusive price for your training and exam preparation. We include 14 days classroom training, essential Sigma XL software, all course materials, and a 365-day access to our 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 gobal 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 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 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 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 current projects and tasks.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Content
Combining practical and theoretical learning 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.
The course syllabus is also geared towards preparing you to successfully sit and pass the ASQ Certified 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”.
Module 1 – Organization-Wide Planning and Deployment
- Organization-wide Considerations
Module 2 – Organizational Process Management and 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
What are the course objectives?
Our 4 main objectives for this International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification 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 classroom-based training (14 days), self-led study and project completion work (up to 8 weeks), and your ASQ exam (4 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 14 days in total. It is delivered short, 3 and 2 day instalments over 5 months. Here is a breakdown of our programme hours:
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 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:
- Attend our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course
- Successfully complete your course and project work
- Apply for and schedule your ASQ Black Belt Exam
- 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)
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.