The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification issued exclusively through the Management and Strategy Institute has been developed to test your fundamental understanding of both Six Sigma and Lean concepts at the Black Belt level.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are project leaders within their organization. They typically have a strong understanding of the DMAIC process as well as maximizing customer value while minimizing waste. They use Six Sigma and Lean processes throughout an organization-wide Lean Six Sigma quality improvement project. Lean Black Belts map out the current components of a process and identify which of those elements are waste. They then work to change or improve those wasteful elements and construct a new process that is leaner.
This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program includes the online certification exam. It also includes online study material which will assist you in preparing for the certification exam. Once certified, you’ll be mailed your physical certificate & transcripts in the mail.
The Management and Strategy Institute offers one of the most respected certifications in the industry. We hold US Trademark Reg. No. 4,253,896 and are the only company authorized to certify individuals as a Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)®.
Includes the Management and Strategy Institute’s exclusive BBsim™ Black Belt project simulation. This Six Sigma simulation walks you through different stages of a Six Sigma project so you’ll gain valuable experience. In the Black Belt simulation, you’ll need to decide which tools a Black Belt should use at different stages of the DMAIC process. Some of the decisions you’ll make include “what tool can you use to group the project tasks into a hierarchical order?”, “how will you identify and rank the potential failure modes?”, and “what tool is often used to test reliability and validity?”. The simulation will walk you step-by-step through each section and help put you inside the thought-process of a Black Belt as they conduct a project.
NEW – In addition to the MSI study material, this program now provides access to the college textbook Introductory Business Statistics. This is a FREE ebook that you can download in .PDF format to keep and reference in the future whenever it’s needed. This book is an additional reference book for some of the more complicated elements of Six Sigma like Probability, Normal Distribution, The Central Limit Theorem, F Distribution, Chi-Square, Hypothesis testing, and more!
We also offer a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification without the Lean component for those who do not want their certification to have a Lean concentration. You may also be interested in our Six Sigma Green Belt.
There are no prerequisites for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. 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.
Certification exams through the Management and Strategy Institute are designed to test your fundamental understanding of a subject. The Six Sigma Lean 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 and Lean principles before attempting the exam or you will not pass. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge.
MSI offers a free practice test if you would like to test your knowledge. No registration is required.
The Six Sigma Lean Black Belt certification, 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. 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.
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.
Yes, MSI offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.
If you prefer a physical book, we offer the “Six Sigma Black Belt Core Concepts Guide“. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use.
MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. These books are perfect for digging deeper into the DMAIC process and the tools used:
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:
You are registering for the Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP)® 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. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge
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.
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 Professional (LBBP)™