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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

  Black Belt Certificate Program
Online Yes
Format Instructor-led
Course Fee $3,750
CEUs 9
Course Availability 2 times per year
Time to Complete 16 weeks
Prerequisites Lean Principles
Green Belt

The online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification course is the capstone in our series. It is geared to busy professionals who want to learn to manage Black Belt-level projects and oversee the projects of Green Belts in their organization. It provides students with advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, tools and techniques and is an opportunity to master the subject matter by conducting a Black Belt-level improvement project.

The goal of the online Black Belt certification course is to empower students to assume a Black Belt role in an organization and, ultimately, serve as a change agent to improve customer satisfaction and business productivity.

The Black Belt Course is the final step in our Lean Six Sigma series, following the Green Belt (or Green Belt Refresher) and Lean Principles courses.

Upon completion of the course, you will be a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Purdue University. You also have the option, at no additional cost, of earning 9.0 CEUs (continuing education units), which come with a Purdue transcript.

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Who Can Benefit

Professionals, usually with at least two years of experience, who meet the course prerequisites. Black Belt students include:

  • Anyone who aspires to lead the quality and Lean efforts in a Lean Six Sigma organization
  • Anyone who seeks to drastically improve an organization’s financial performance
  • Process improvement team members with Lean Six Sigma or Six Sigma Green Belt certification who are interested in increasing their skills

“ I was very impressed with the quality of the instructors and their interaction with students. The courses were easy to access, interesting, and provided me with the tools for success as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt leader. ”


The Purdue Online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Difference

Our Black Belt course includes some Lean Principles topics, provides a deep dive into Black Belt subject matter, and is project-oriented. Since Purdue Black Belt students jump right into their project during the course, they must be versed in the use of many pivotal Lean Six Sigma tools. Our rigorous online Black Belt curriculum enables Purdue students to immediately begin applying their LSS knowledge and skills to their current work environment.


The Black Belt Project

Five weeks prior to the course start date, students identify a project to work on during the course and consult with the instructor as needed to determine a suitable scope. Projects can be conducted for a student’s employer or for a charitable organization with which they are closely tied. Students develop a project charter, which must be approved by the course instructor and the appropriate managers at their organization. Black Belt course projects require students to collect data and analyze it with Six Sigma tools. Depending on the selected plan, students will employ one of the two LSS sub-methodologies: DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) or DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify). Gate reviews take place at the end of each phase of these processes. The weekly course assignments relate directly to and include project deliverables.


Schedule and Time Commitment

The 100% online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification spans 16 weeks. It includes pre-work, weekly learning modules and breaks. The breaks provide students with additional time to collect data, present gate reviews to management teams at their organization, and prepare assignments.

Students have the opportunity to participate in online discussions with classmates about their project deliverables and receive real-time coaching from the instructor via the discussion forum, email, phone or online chat.

Students who successfully complete the course typically devote 95 hours to study during the 16 weeks of learning modules. Instructors recommend that you plan on spending 6 to 10 hours each week on learning activities. The online format enables students to do their coursework when and where they want, but there are weekly reading assignments, project deliverables and quizzes that must be completed on schedule.

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