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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Black Belt Certificate Program
Online Yes
Format Instructor-led
Course Fee $3,750
CEUs 9
Course Availability Approximately 5 times per year
Time to Complete 16 weeks
Prerequisites Lean Principles
Green Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a certificate course and the capstone in a series of three online courses offered through Purdue’s Online Lean Six Sigma Program. Participants will learn and develop an understanding of the critical concepts and themes associated with Lean Six Sigma (LSS). The instructional design of the course blends the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, tools, and techniques. A graduate of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt will be able to effectively utilize LSS tools and theories to improve work processes through identification and reduction in the number of defects occurring in processes, and the identification, reduction and/or elimination of waste in a process. After successful completion of the course, learners should be able to successfully complete high-impact projects that result in tangible benefits within any organization.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified by Purdue University. There are also 9.0 CEUs (continuing education units) available for successful completion of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate mastery of core/common Black Belt tools & concepts
  • Demonstrate proficiency at achieving results through the application of the Lean Six Sigma approach by running of your own LSS Black Belt Project

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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 Certification 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. ”

Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program

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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