Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Details

Black Belt Schedule

The Black Belt Certification Course is offered in two different ways:

 1)  As a “bridge” after the CI360 Green Belt course has been taken

2)  As a stand-alone course, which does not require the CI360 Green Belt course as a pre-requisite.

After the 24th week, the course is self driven by the student and can be completed in as little as 7 months or less.

The CI360 Black Belt course contains the content from the 6 Green Belt modules, as well as 9 additional modules that advanced the levels of learning.  It is taught with relevance to industries both in the transactional/service and operational/production sectors.  Examples and interactive exercises help to teach the concepts to the adult learner.

Week  Activity
1 In Class
2 – 7 Assignment #1
8 In Class
9 – 16 Assignment #2 and Exam
17 In Class
18 – 23 Assignment #3
24 In Class
25 – 36 Final Assignment and Exam
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The Body of Knowledge (BOK) aligns with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) BOK.  For more detail about the specific topics and the targeted learning levels, view both the Green and Black Belt Body of Knowledge documents.

Black Belt Project:

There is both a project and an exam requirement for certification of Lean Six Sigma Breen Belt.  Each student is required to complete a Breen Belt level project on an actual process requiring improvement.  There is coaching support throughout the course with assignments tailored to help the student meet project objectives.  Instructions for project selection and report requirements is provided to students in the first week of class.

Course Exam:

Each student is also required to obtain a minimum of 70% on a multiple choice exam.  The exam is performed online and is completely open book.  Instructions as to exam access and proctor responsibilities will be provided to students in the first week of class.


Successful completion of the BB course requirements will result in a certificate of achievement from CI360 as well as a certificate from Mohawk College Continuing Education.

Students who receive a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate may use LSSBB as a designation after their name.

Course certificates may also apply toward professional designation credits.

Black Belt Module Overview

Module #1

Enterprise-Wide Deployment

  • Enterprise-Wide View
  • Leadership

Module #2

Organizational Process Management

  • Stakeholder Awareness
  • Critical to x Requirements
  • Benchmarking
  • Business Performance Measures
  • Financial Measures

Module #3

Building the Team

  • Team Management
  • Consensus Building Tools
  • Tools for Managing and Planning
  • Team Performance Evaluation and Reward

Module #4


  • Voice of the Customer
  • Project Charter
  • Project Planning Tools

Module #5


  • Process Characteristics
  • Data Collection
  • Measurement Systems
  • Basic Statistics
  • Probability
  • Process Capability

Module #6


  • Modeling Relationships
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Additional Analysis Methods

Module #7


  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Kaizen
  • Implementation
  • Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Module #8


  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Other Control Tools
  • Maintaining Control
  • Sustaining Improvements

Module #9

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Design for x (DFx)
  • Robust Design and Process
  • Special Design Tools