The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. A Black Belt should demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign 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. Review the different Six Sigma belts, levels and roles.
1. Is this the right certification for you?
Understand the minimum expectations, requirements, experience, and the exam specifics for a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Note: Six Sigma Black Belt certification requires that you complete at least one Six Sigma project and submit a project affidavit.
Download the format to submit Six Sigma Black Belt Affidavit. Review frequently asked questions regarding projects and the affidavit/verfication.
2. Prepare for the exam.
Review the Body of Knowledge and references. Take advantage of the study guide and sample exams. See what training and books ASQ has to offer.
3. Choose an exam date.
Find the best date and location that works for you. (Note the application deadlines for each exam date.)
4. Apply for certification.
Fill the online application. Have your résumé and credit card ready.
ASQ requires that you recertify as a Six Sigma Black Belt every three years?either by documenting RU credits or by testing.
Download the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Brochure (PDF, 323 KB)
*USD 100 of your fee is an application fee, and is not refundable.