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Six Sigma Black Belt

The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools.
A Black Belt demonstrates team leadership, understands team dynamics and assigns team member roles and responsibilities.

Black Belts have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the DMAIC model in accordance with Six Sigma principles.
They have basic knowledge of Lean enterprise concepts, are able to identify non-value-added elements and activities and are able to use specific tools.

Six Sigma Green Belt course offered at MasterGrade.

Who should attend

Candidates seeking Six Sigma Black Belt certification, quality professionals, engineers, production managers, frontline supervisors,
and all individuals including process owners and champions, charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level. To maintain a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, ASQ requires the credential holder to recertify every three years.

To recertify, the ASQ certified professional must earn 18 recertification units (RUs) within the three-year certification period or retake the exam.


Knowledge of Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge (BOK).


Six Sigma Black Belt requires two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
For more information, please see the list of Six Sigma Project Affidavit FAQs found on the ASQ web site.

Six Sigma Black Belt

Lesson 1 - Strategic Planning

  • Strategic Planning Tools
  • Interviews and Data Gathering
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Corporate Alignment
  • Business Performance Measures
  • Hoshin Kanri

Lesson 2 - Governance and Infrastructure

  • Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities including Process Owners and Champions
  • Steering committees, Resource allocation,
  • Training Models and Traps, Certification, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Champion Mentoring
  • Rewards and Recognition

Lesson 3 - Change Management

  • Change Management Execution
  • Organizational Readiness Assessment
  • Branding and Marketing the Initiative, Creating a Burning Platform
  • Stakeholder Analysis, Influence Strategies, Communication
  • Organizational Change and Cultural Change Strategies

Lesson 4 - Process Management

  • Process Leveling
  • Establishing Process Metrics /Key Process Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Cost of Poor Quality, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Return on Investment
  • Lean Six Sigma Program Management (Tollgate Reviews, Annual Review)

Lesson 5 - Project Selection and Oversight

  • Project Selection Criteria, Project Prioritization, and Project Scope
  • Project Mentoring, Team Facilitation, Group Dynamics,
  • Project Results, Project Replication and Project Intervention

Lesson 6 - Additional Improvement Methods

  • DFSS, DMADV, LEAN concepts
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Process Re-Engineering and TQM

Lesson 7 - Master Black Belt Test


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Course Content
Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Infrastructure
  • Change Management
  • Process Management
  • Project Selection and Oversight
  • Additional Improvement Methods
  • Master Black Belt Test


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