Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Certification in Education


Digital Badge Awarded Upon Certification

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– Online study material to prepare for exam.
– MSI Certification exam, completed online.
– Physical Certificate, Physical Transcripts mailed to you (Select Locations)
– Digital Certificate, Digital Badge, Verification Database

No, If you are new to Six Sigma you can study the training material before taking the test.  The Six Sigma Black Belt in Education training material 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.  If you are an experienced Six Sigma practitioner you may sign up for the Black Belt Certification and skip directly to the test.

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.

The study material included with this certification is specifically designed to help prepare you for the certification exam. 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. 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”.

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.

Yes, MSI offers the “Six Sigma Black Belt Core Concepts Guide” for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use. Remember, this book is not required since digital study material is included for free with your purchase.

This certification exam is timed with a limit of 3 hours.  The exam is completed online from home or work.  You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance.  All questions are multiple choice.

You will be mailed a professional certificate and two professional transcripts which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.

You are registering for the Six Sigma Lean Black Belt in Education (LBBE)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI).  This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body.​

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:

  • 30 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

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 Lean Black Belt in Education (LBBE)™