The 8-day  IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course is designed for a professional who has had no previous Lean Six Sigma training and requires an in depth understanding of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology. The exam is a 4 hour 150 question proctored exam. Book this class ...

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The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 8-day training course provides the detailed understanding of the methodologies, tools and techniques of Lean and Six Sigma necessary for leading teams and coaching and mentoring other employees for reduction in costs, cycle-times, improved quality, and elimination of waste.  The student will complete the course with the tools and understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodology necessary to make both tactical and strategic decisions and consider the impacts of projects and changes at both an operational and an enterprise level.

The training emphasizes a disciplined and data-driven decision making approach for leading problem-solving projects. The course presents all the key concepts to prepare student for the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam




Students are expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of mathematics and have worked in project teams in a work or educational environment.  It is not required that students hold a certificate in Six Sigma Green or Yellow Belt prior to taking this 8-day Black Belt course.  Those students already with IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification are advised to sign-up for the 3-day Black Belt course instead of the full 8-day course.  





  • Lean Fundamentals

  • Six Sigma Fundamentals

  • Voice of the Customer and CTQs

  • SIPOC 

  • Introduction to Value and Value Stream Mapping

  • Identifying Waste

  • 5S

  • Introduction to Flow and Pull

  • Cost of Poor Quality


  • DMAIC methodology

  • The Define Phase

  • The Measure Phase

  • Introduction to Minitab

  • Process Discovery and X-identification tools

  • Six Sigma Statistics

  • Measurement System Analysis



  • Process Capability

  • The Analyze Phase

  • Multi-Vari Charts

  • Correlation


Day 4

  • Introduction to Regression Analysis

  • Introduction to Design of Experiments ( DOE )

  • Inferential Statistics

  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

  • The Improve Phase

  • Tools for Improvement

  • Visual Management

  • Kaizenand Kaikaku

  • Implementation strategy


Day 5

  • The Control Phase

  • The Control Plan

  • Statistical Process Control ( SPC )

  • Control Charts

  • Prep Black Belt exam #2  ( equivalent to Green Belt )


Day 6

  • ​The Role of the Black Belt

  • Advanced use of DMAIC

  • Regression Analysis

  • Design of Experiments

  • Full Factorial Experiments

  • Fractional Factorial Experiments

  • Responce Surface Methods

Day 7

  • Hypothesis Testing Normal Data

  • Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data 

  • Hypothesis Testing Attribute Data

  • Mock Exam


Day 8

  • Review of mock exam and final exam preparation

  • Final IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam 



A PC (Windows 7 or higher ) laptop is required for this class.   Check for the minimum system requirements here.   


Either Rent or Download a free 30 day trial copy of either Minitab 17 or Minitab Express prior to attending the class.

Minitab 17 is prefered if you have a Windows Laptop ( download Free Trial of Minitab 17 here )  however Minitab Express is also sufficient if you use Apple laptop ( download Free Trail of Minitab Express here ).