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Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Certification
Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)®

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The Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)® course has been developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute.  It is designed to give the student a solid understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles mixed with the needed understanding to perform as a Black Belt.  It will teach you how to effectively work with Lean principals in a manufacturing environment.

We also offer our Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)® course for those who do not want the Lean aspect of the training.

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, the Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional training course includes all of the course work required to learn the system.

Can I get this certification through another company?
No, the Management and Strategy Institute holds US Trademark Reg. No. 4,253,896 and is the only company authorized to certify individuals as Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)®

Is the Lean Black Belt Certification Test Difficult?
Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professionals must function at a high level within an organization.  It is important for Lean Professionals to have a solid understanding of the related principles so that they can properly analyze waste components and create a value stream.  They must also have a solid understanding of the related principles of Six Sigma so that they can lead a functional team.  This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions.  It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass..

How in-depth is the training?
The Six Sigma Lean 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.  This also includes an understanding of Lean processes and how it is used in conjunction with 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 Lean 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 "Lean Six Sigma Black Belt".

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.

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

This course also qualifies for Recertification credit through HRCI.
Recertification Credit:  3 Hour (Business)

What will I receive after I pass my 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]

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
- Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)


We also offer:  

Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP) - $299.95
Six Sigma Lean Professional (SSLP)™ - $199.95
Sarbanes-Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP)™ - $199.95

Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Certification
Training Material & Certification Test

Enroll in Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Certification

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


History of Six Sigma
Language & Terms
Process Variances

TQM & others
Recognizing opportunities
Deciding on a Project

Needs Analysis

The DMAIC Method
Why is DMAIC used
DMADV variation

Project Definition
Project Scope
Project Charter

Process Details

Value Streams
Process Drivers

New Processes
Potential Benefits
Verifying the new

Basics of Lean
Muda, Mura, Muri

Language of Lean
Value Stream

Value Streams in action
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Value Stream Examples

Key Stakeholders
Future State VSM
Kaizen Workshops

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
Critical Path Analysis
Parallel Activities

Pert Diagram
Push & Pull

Lean Process Management
Strategic Impact
Lean Industries

Lessons Learned

Process Maps
Cause & Effect
+ Others

Green Belt Role
Managing Tasks
Black Belts

Basic Statistics
Analyzing Variance

Project Management
Black Belt Role

Presenting the Change
Culture & Perception
Gaining Buy in

What is Lean
Operational Excellence

Closing a Project
Benefit Measurement
Passing Responsibility

Final Exam:
Timed exam
PCUs earned: 30

Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Certification


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