Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®
Training Material & Certification Test
($399.95 Advanced Option Available)
Getting your Six Sigma Black Belt certification shows that you have the knowledge to lead Six Sigma projects. The Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)® certification, issued exclusively through the Management and Strategy Institute, has been developed to test your fundamental understanding of Six Sigma concepts at the Black Belt level. Both the study material and the exam are completed online.
The role of the Black Belt is to manage DMAIC projects and processes at an organizational level. The Black Belt should be skilled in project management, leadership, analytical thinking, adult learning styles, and organizational change management. Black Belts spend their time running projects, helping Green Belts, teaching, and doing analytical work. They work closely with the projects Champion to ensure the project goals are being communicated with the projects stakeholders.
This certification program includes extensive online study material to help you prepare for the certification exam, plus the exam itself. It also includes the mailing of your physical certificate & transcripts in the mail once you are certified. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge.
Project simulation has been built directly into this Six Sigma Black Belt certification program. As you progress through each section of the study material, you'll have the opportunity to work through project elements as a Black Belt. This simulation will help give you hands-on practice as a project leader. You'll focus on the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and select tools to help you manage the project. You'll also calculate the Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) and discuss the project control plan. This simulation is now included at no additional charge. Once you've completed your Six Sigma Black Belt certification, you may decide you want to take your studies even further. If so, MSI offers our Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification and Project Simulators.
MSI also offers a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for those looking to have the "Lean" component in their certification. If you aren't looking to lead projects or function in the role of a project manager, you may also want to consider our Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
What is Included for the price of $299.95?
Six Sigma Certification Requirements:
This certification does not have any prerequisites. The training material includes all of the course work required to learn the system. You do not need to be a certified Yellow Belt or Green Belt prior to taking this program.
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 Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Test Difficult?
The certification exam is designed to test your fundamental understanding of a Black Belt material. The online Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam is an “open note” exam, meaning you may use any notes you’ve taken while studying. The exam is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test. You will not have access to the online study material while taking the exam and you may not stop the exam once it has begun. It is very important that you have a solid understanding of Six Sigma Black Belt principles before attempting the exam or you may not pass.
How in-depth is the training?
The Six Sigma Black Belt certification 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. 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 there an additional study guide I can order?
Yes, MSI offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.
How is the exam structured?
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.
What will I receive after I pass the test?
You will be mailed a professional-grade Certificate Of Completion, as well as a professional transcript and two distribution copies of our transcripts which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing. [View Example]
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:
Who is the certifying body?
You are registering for the Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)® 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.
Notice to Veterans:
This certification qualifies for reimbursement using your VA benefits! To learn more please visit our VA certification page here.
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)®
"I found the program very helpful. I work for a government contractor and there is a lot of focus on Six Sigma and other process improvement methods. The certification was well received by my co-workers." - Dave C.
"I was out of work for over a year after being laid off. It's been 30 years since I went to college, so I knew I needed to add some new skills to find a job. I found the Black Belt program with MSI and decided it was the best fit for me. The price was right and they seem to be a leader in this field." - Samuel R.
"I really wanted an online program since I don't have time to sit in a training class. I'm a project manager and already have my PMP certification but I wanted to have a six sigma leadership certification too. This program met my requirements." - Shana W.
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