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Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®

Informational Flyer [.pdf]

The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute, is designed to give the student a solid understanding of Six Sigma principles and teach you how to effectively lead a Six Sigma team.  Learn to improve quality and reduce defects within your organization.

We also offer our Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)® course for those interested in a Lean Black Belt program.

Why choose the Management and Strategy Institute?

 - FREE training material included with all certifications
 - Affordable and Respected
 - Flexible: Training and exam done 100% online
 - Competency based: Take the exam as soon as you're ready
 - Members nationwide working for top companies
 - Professional certificate mailed to you after you pass exam [example]

Frequently asked questions:

Are There Prerequisites?
No, If you are an experienced Six Sigma practitioner you may sign up for the Black Belt Certification Test and skip directly to the test.  If you are new to Six Sigma, you can study the Training Material before taking the test.  The Black Belt training course includes all of the course work for the Green Belt and Yellow Belt and you will learn that material first, before moving on to the Black Belt material.

Can I get this certification through another company?
No, the Management and Strategy Institute holds US Trademark Reg. No. 4,253,067 and is the only company authorized to certify individuals as Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®

Is the Black Belt Certification Test Difficult?
Yes, to function at a high level within Six Sigma it is important for Black Belts to have a solid understanding of the related principles.  This test is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test.  If you are an experienced Six Sigma practitioner you should be able to pass the test without the training material.  If you are new to Six Sigma, or feel you could use some additional training, we recommend reviewing the Training Material before taking the test.

How in-depth is the training?
The Six Sigma Black Belt course, by definition, is a high-level certification.  It is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of Six Sigma.  It does not require a project to complete.  This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Black Belt on a Six Sigma team.  All required training material is included with the cost of the exam.  Additional learning material can be purchased from our resource center if needed, but it is not required.  Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma.  For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the words "Six Sigma".

How long is the training course?
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you're ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.

Is the test proctored?
No, the test for the Six Sigma Black Belt course is not proctored at this time.  It is timed, with a limit of 3 hours.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

What will I receive after I pass the test?
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing. [View Example]

Can I see some sample questions?
Yes, these are a few sample questions from the Six Sigma Black Belt test.

Professional Competency Units (PCU):
Participants who successfully complete this certificate  program will receive 30 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

How would I list this certification on my resume?
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume.  List them directly beneath your college information in this format:

Management and Strategy Institute
- Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®


We also offer:  

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC) - $199.95
Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified (SSYBC) - $99.95

Six Sigma Certification
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Training Material & Certification Test

Enroll in Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

The Training Includes:
Course of Study [.pdf] [html]

Module 1:
History of Six Sigma
Language & Terms
Process Variances

Module 2:
TQM & others
Recognizing opportunities
Deciding on a Project

Module 3:
Needs Analysis

Module 4:
The DMAIC Method
Why is DMAIC used
DMADV variation

Module 5:
Project Definition
Project Scope
Project Charter

Module 6:
Process Details

Module 7:
Value Streams
Process Drivers

Module 8:
New Processes
Potential Benefits
Verifying the new

Module 9:
Lessons Learned

Module 10:
Process Maps
Cause & Effect
+ Others

Module 11:
Green Belt Role
Managing Tasks
Black Belts

Module 12:
Basic Statistics
Analyzing Variance

Module 13:
Project Management
Black Belt Role

Module 14:
Presenting the Change
Culture & Perception
Gaining Buy in

Module 15:
What is Lean
Operational Excellence

Module 16:
Closing a Project
Benefit Measurement
Passing Responsibility

Final Exam:
Timed exam
PCUs earned: 30


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