How long does it take to get a Six Sigma Green Belt?

The amount of time that it takes to get a Six Sigma Green Belt certification can vary depending on several factors.  When getting your certification through the Management and Strategy Institute, the average completion time it about 3 to 5 weeks.

The program is completely self-paced so you can move at whatever speed is comfortable for you.  If you have some Six Sigma experience, you may be able to complete the program faster.  You have a full year to complete it.

The study material included with the Six Sigma Green Belt certification is specifically designed to help prepare you for the exam.  It covers all of the key topics you need to understand.  Some of those topics include:

Deciding to start a Six Sigma project
Six Sigma is a top-down methodology – that means that the decision to implement comes from the top – whether that is the top of the business, your division of the business, or some other production unit.

Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
How Six Sigma team are organized and understanding the role of each “belt”

Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
The Cost of Poor Quality is the sum of internal and external failures.

The Management and Strategy Institute offers two Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.  The Regular and Lean versions.  Both Green Belt programs take approximately the same time to complete.  We also offer several specialty-level Green Belt certifications.  These include Healthcare, Human Resources (HR), and Information Technology (IT).  On average, these programs take slightly longer (2 to 3 days longer).
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The Management and Strategy Institute does not require a project to be completed for the Six Sigma Green Belt certification.