Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification


About Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

2024 edition

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification by MSI 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.

Additional Information:

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Digital Badge

Lean Black Belt Certification Digital Badge
  • Online study material to prepare for exam.
  • MSI Certification exam, completed online.
  • Mailing of certificate & transcripts once certified.

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.

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)™

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