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The University of South Carolina

Lean six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

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Program Structure

Our Green Belt certificate program is based on a case study approach so participants apply training directly to real-world examples.

Online Format

The Six Sigma Green Belt program includes a total of 40 hours of online education with approximately 20 hours of self-paced learning and 20 hours of live instructor-led online sessions. Instructor-led sessions are conveniently scheduled during evening hours to better fit into your busy professional schedule.

  • Week 1: 10-26 hours of self-paced online modules
  • Week 2: 10 hours of instructor-led online class sessions
  • Week 3: 10-21 hours of self-paced online modules
  • Week 4: 10 hours of instructor led online class sessions


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Fisher College of Business

Lean six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program

Next dates

May 4—8, 2020
5 days
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 8995
USD 1799 per day
Oct 26—30, 2020
5 days
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 8995
USD 1799 per day


Fisher College of Business presents Six Sigma training designed as the most time-sensitive, value-driven program in existence. Total Quality Management principles identify and eliminate operations inefficiencies in each and every process of a company’s product or service.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training uses time-tested processes to enable your company to increase profits, strengthen market share and improve customer satisfaction.

If you're unsure whether you'd like to pursue a Green Belt or Black Belt, view our comparison chart to see how they're different from one another.

The program includes three parts:

Interactive Conference Calls

Attend 6 faculty-led, interactive conference calls which will begin 12 weeks prior to on-campus program. Assignments will be given to complete between calls to prepare you for the on-campus portion.

On-Campus Session

Instructor-led on-campus classroom session (5 days). Classroom instruction provides the opportunity to apply knowledge through hands-on activities. Duration of this phase is 5 days, Monday through Friday.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

The Black Belt certification process includes:

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive 3-hour computer-based exam. Score of 80 percent or higher is required.
  • Two Black Belt project reviews that includes phone and email interaction with a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt coach.
  • A project charter must be submitted prior to the on-campus session. The early submission is to establish that the project has the necessary scope to demonstrate learning, and to deliver significant bottom-line results. It may be acceptable to combine the elements of two different projects with smaller scopes in order to meet the skill demonstration requirements.
  • Complete project documentation must be provided. Sensitive data can be modified in the interest of confidentiality.
  • Candidates should plan to complete the project process within 12 months of completing the exam.
  • The Fisher College of Business Review Board will provide final approval and award certification.

Program participants will learn how to:

  • Lead teams in applying the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology to attack waste
  • Prioritize improvement activities for greatest organizational impact
  • Define improvement projects to satisfy customer requirements and reduce variability
  • Measure inputs and outputs to provide meaningful data
  • Analyze data to identify the root cause of variability, including the use of Design of Experiments
  • Control the process to prevent backsliding and consolidate the gains
  • Analyze quality cost
  • Improve the process to reduce variability
  • Prepare for the Fisher certification exam or the ASQ certification exam

Who should attend

This program is ideal for anyone aspiring to learn the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt body of knowledge and is beneficial for any industry, including manufacturing, service, health care, retail, logistics, finance and technology.

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