Black Belt Certificate

The Sigma Black Belt training provides a solid foundation in Six Sigma methodologies along with a review of Lean tools. Candidates wishing to train to the Black Belt level must have completed both the MSOE Lean Fundamentals and Green Belt training.


Dates: Next Dates TBD (8 day course)

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


CPN Member: $4,245
Non-member: $5,500

CEUs: 8


Sigma Black Belts have a deeper set of skills than Green Belts and are given a larger tool kit. Black Belts often act as change agents for the organization, leading larger scoped, more complex projects, which cross functional boundaries, including both Operational and Administrative processes. Lean Sigma is the integration of the Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methodologies. Attendees learn the roadmaps and Black Belt tools to improve any process dramatically, including both Operational and Administrative processes. A Black Belt’s tool set allows him/her to solve complex, cross-functional problems.
Training is action-oriented, using the model of Plan, Train, Apply and Review throughout the event and project work. Simulation exercises, experiential training, team projects and case studies give students a hands-on learning experience.

Participants are required to bring a laptop to training.

Course Content – Black Belt Level

  • Define: Identifying Needs, Project Chartering, Team Formation, Project Management, Change Management, Meeting Management, Communication Planning, How to use a Communication A3 and/or Problem Solving A3
  • Measure: Mapping Tools, Understanding Demand, Understanding Current State, Risk Assessment, Metrics & Measures, Basic Statistics, Minitab & Data, Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Passive Data Study Preparation
  • Analyze: Statistical Hypotheses, Making Comparisons (to a standard, one-one, multiple), Testing Relationships, Understanding Sources of Variation, Statistical Confidence
  • Improve: 5s, Setup Reduction, Visual Management, Kaizens, Standard Work
  • Control: Control Methods, SPC, Validating Results, Change Management

Outcomes – Black Belt Level

  • Understanding of the process and the integration of Lean with Black Belt tools
  • Ability to deliver project results within / across processes
  • Scoped and defined project
  • Ability to lead Performance Improvement teams

Registration Information

Please register early! A minimum number of registrants is required to conduct the training. This decision will be based on the number of registrations received two weeks prior to the first day of class.

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