Getting your Six Sigma Black Belt certification shows that you have the knowledge to lead Six Sigma projects. The Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)® certification, issued exclusively through the Management and Strategy Institute, has been developed to test your fundamental understanding of Six Sigma concepts at the Black Belt level. Both the study material and the exam are completed online.
The role of the Black Belt is to manage DMAIC projects and processes at an organizational level. The Black Belt should be skilled in project management, leadership, analytical thinking, adult learning styles, and organizational change management. Black Belts spend their time running projects, helping Green Belts, teaching, and doing analytical work. They work closely with the projects Champion to ensure the project goals are being communicated with the projects stakeholders.
This certification program includes extensive online study material to help you prepare for the certification exam, plus the exam itself. It also includes the mailing of your physical certificate & transcripts in the mail once you are certified. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge.
Project simulation has been built directly into this Six Sigma Black Belt certification program. As you progress through each section of the study material, you’ll have the opportunity to work through project elements as a Black Belt. This simulation will help give you hands-on practice as a project leader. You’ll focus on the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and select tools to help you manage the project. You’ll also calculate the Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) and discuss the project control plan. This simulation is now included at no additional charge. Once you’ve completed your Six Sigma Black Belt certification, you may decide you want to take your studies even further. If so, MSI offers our Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification and Project Simulators.
This certification does not have any prerequisites. The training material includes all of the course work required to learn the system. You do not need to be a certified Yellow Belt or Green Belt prior to taking this program.
No, the Management and Strategy Institute holds US Trademark Reg. No. 4,253,067 and is the only company authorized to certify individuals as Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®
The certification exam is designed to test your fundamental understanding of a Black Belt material. The online Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam is an “open note” exam, meaning you may use any notes you’ve taken while studying. The exam is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test. You will not have access to the online study material while taking the exam and you may not stop the exam once it has begun. It is very important that you have a solid understanding of Six Sigma Black Belt principles before attempting the exam or you may not pass.
MSI offers a free practice test if you would like to test your knowledge. No registration is required.
The Six Sigma Black Belt certification course, by definition, is a high-level certification. It is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of Six Sigma. It does not require a project to complete. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Black Belt on a Six Sigma team. All required training material is included with the cost of the exam. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Six Sigma“.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Yes, MSI offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.
If you prefer a physical book, we offer the “Six Sigma Black Belt Core Concepts Guide“. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use.
MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. These books are perfect for digging deeper into the DMAIC process and the tools used:
This certification exam is timed with a limit of 3 hours. The exam is completed online from home or work. You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance. All questions are multiple choice.
You will be mailed a professional-grade Certificate Of Completion, as well as a professional transcript and two distribution copies of our transcripts which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:
You are registering for the Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)® certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI). This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body.
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Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®