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Apply for the Master Black Belt (MBB) Certification

Step 4. Apply for certification.

Portfolio application (PDF, 225 KB)

Please save the Portfolio to your desktop prior to entering any data and then submit with all required documentation.

Portfolio application submission deadlines.

Once your portfolio has been reviewed and approved by the MBB panel, you will receive an email from ASQ authorizing you to apply for the Master Black Belt exam.

Open Book Exam FAQ

Is the exam open-book?

ASQ Certification exams in multiple choice format are open-book. Personally generated materials and notes from training or refresher courses are allowed, under the following conditions.

  • Each examinee must make his/her reference materials available to the proctor for review.
  • The proctor is the final authority on the admissibility of all reference materials.
  • Absolutely no collections of questions and answers or weekly refresher-course quizzes are permitted. Reference sources that contain such copy are not allowed unless the questions are removed or obscured.
  • Examinees are responsible for abiding by applicable copyright laws.

The constructed-response portion of the Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and the Performance based portion of the Master Black Belt exam are closed book and reference materials are not allowed.