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Is It Right for You? Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification -

Step 1. Is this the right certification for you?

Here are the requirements and exam specifics for a Six Sigma Yellow Belt. If you already know that this is the certification you want to pursue, move on to exam preparation.

Required Experience

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) certification will be aimed at those new to the world of Six Sigma who have a small role, interest, or need to develop foundational knowledge. Yellow Belts can be entry-level employees who seek to improve their world or executive champions who require an overview of Six Sigma and DMAIC. This certification will adopt the approach of advancing the concept and potential of using Six Sigma tools and methodologies within
an organization.

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification requires no education or work experience.


Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge.

Computer Delivered – the CSSYB examination is a one-part, 85-question, two-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. Seventy-five questions are scored and 10 are unscored.

Paper and Pencil – the CSSYB examination is a one-part, 75-question, two-hour exam and is offered in English only.

All examinations are open-book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants.

Please Note: The Body of Knowledge for certification is affected by new technologies, policies, and the changing dynamics of manufacturing and service industries. Changed versions of the examination based on the current Body of Knowledge are used at each offering.

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