Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

The Official Lean Six Sigma Governing Body - IASSC - International Association for Six Sigma Certifications

Based on the Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.

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The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who leads improvement projects, typically in a full-time role. A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret 6 Sigma blackbelt tools and how to use standard principles of Lean. Whilst being accountable to the processess a Black Belt will also perform leading roles in presenting recommendations to senior management for improvement, Building effective relationships with the business and senior managers, identifying and delivering process improvements in critical business areas across manufacturing and relevant divisions

Who should attend?

  • Those who wish to manage complex Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Those who wish to manage teams of Green Belts
  • Those with some Lean Six Sigma improvement experience
  • Trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are expected to be able to run individual projects themselves, and to lead larger projects using Green Belts as a resource. Candidates should have good communication skills, experience of team working to improve processes or solve problems, good IT skills and ideally some basic statistical knowledge. This programme is designed to ensure that Black Belts are provided with a good understanding of, and the ability to apply the most widely used tools and techniques. 
  • Candidates are strongly advised to bring with them a well-defined project to work on as they go through the training.

Certification Testing

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) Exam is a 4 hour 150 question, closed book, proctored exam based on the IASSC Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Black Belts. The Exam contains approximately 30 multiple-choice and true/false questions from each major section of the ILSSBOK for Black Belts.

Requirements

In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification candidates must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 580 points out of a total potential of 750 points. There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam. For more about this see FAQ’s and the IASSC position on knowledge and application.

What will I learn?

  • Gain thorough understanding of Lean tools and the DMAIC method
  • Quickly identify areas where improvements can be made
  • Be confident in leading the application of DMAIC and Lean
  • Establish customer needs and measure how these are met
  • Further develop skills to use analytics, mathematical models and design techniques 
  • Become a leader with a professional qualification.

How will I benefit?

  • Aligned with ISO 13053 Quantitive methods in process improvement - Six Sigma standard.
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects to drive performance 
  • Understand how to get the most from Lean and DMAIC methods
  • Benefit from internal expertise and encourage professional development 
  • Secure cost and time savings across business operations 
  • Boost customer confidence and satisfaction.

Preparation

For those who wish to sit for the exam it is recommended, but not required, that Lean Six Sigma training is obtained through a qualified institution, Lean Six Sigma trainer or corporate program. It is also recommended, although not required, that those sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world Lean Six Sigma work experience and project application experience.

Certification

Upon successful achievement Professionals will receive a Certificate, suitable for framing, issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or its designated Examination Institute, PeopleCert. Professionals will also receive IASSC Marks and the IASSC Marks Usage Policy which may be used on public profiles such as LinkedIn. Professionals may use the designation ICBB, IASSC Certified Black Belt or any approved variation of the designation after their name in accordance with the IASSC Marks Usage Policy.