Start Your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Today

Cer­ti­fied Lean/​Six Sig­ma Black Belts are pro­fes­sion­als pre­pared to lead the con­tin­u­ous improve­ment process with­in their orga­ni­za­tion, as well as men­tor and coach oth­ers across mul­ti­ple depart­ments. Black Belts have advanced knowl­edge of Lean and Six Sig­ma best prac­tices and can effec­tive­ly explain the program’s philoso­phies, prac­tices, tools, and approach­es to problem-solving.

Each Black Belt cer­ti­fi­ca­tion comes with 55 hours of instruc­tion, and 12 hours of per­son­al coaching.

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Our Black Belt certification program will prepare you to lead improvement projects using DMAIC and statistical analysis

  • Men­tor­ship

    You’ll have 12 hours of per­son­al coach­ing to guide you every step of the way through both the learn­ing con­tent and your improve­ment project.

  • Real World Improvements

    You’ll be guid­ed through a DMA­IC project to make improve­ments with­in your orga­ni­za­tion as part of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process.

  • On-Demand

    36 hours of videos and train­ing mate­ri­als when you need them, 247.

  • Imme­di­ate ROI

    Your project can be scoped to gain hard sav­ings that will more than cov­er the cost of certification. 

Expected Results

Improvement Methods

Our pro­gram not only focus­es on DMA­IC, but also the peo­ple dri­ven process­es inher­it to Lean principles.

  • Intro­duc­tion to Lean

  • 5S

  • 7 Dead­ly Wastes

  • 8‑Step Prob­lem Solving

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Val­ue Stream Mapping

  • DMA­IC

  • Project Selec­tion

  • Kaizen Event Management

Advanced Statistics

Advanced Six Sig­ma tools will trans­form your deci­sion mak­ing into data dri­ven successes!

  • Process Map­ping


  • Con­tin­u­ous Flow & Pull

  • Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem Analysis

  • Graphs

  • Infer­en­tial Statistics

  • Sta­tis­ti­cal Process Control

  • ANO­VA

  • Process Capa­bil­i­ty

  • Regres­sion

  • Design of Experiments

  • Con­trol Plans

Why Become a Gem­ba Acad­e­my Cer­ti­fied Black Belt?

Gem­ba Acad­e­my’s Black Belt pro­gram is well bal­anced between Six Sig­ma tools and Lean think­ing. The cours­es com­bine video-based instruc­tion­al mod­ules, prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions, and indi­vid­u­al­ized coach­ing, all done on your sched­ule. There are no enroll­ment peri­ods or addi­tion­al fees for testing.

  • For the Organization

    Help the orga­ni­za­tion reach strate­gic, high-lev­el goals. Offer the tools and knowl­edge need­ed to sup­port the pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment of oth­ers. Imme­di­ate return on invest­ment with the first Black Belt project. Devel­op lead­ers that can enhance pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. Detect root caus­es of prob­lems and effec­tive­ly and effi­cient­ly solve prob­lems in the workplace.

  • For the Individual

    Opens the door to new career oppor­tu­ni­ties. Pro­vides you with cred­i­bil­i­ty and indus­try recognition.


Want to learn more about the Gem­ba Acad­e­my Black Belt pro­gram? Our fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions are here for you.

Am I a good candidate for a Black Belt certification? 

A good Black Belt can­di­date has a strong inter­est in con­tin­u­ous improve­ment method­olo­gies, includ­ing sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis, and is nev­er sat­is­fied with the sta­tus quo. This per­son also aspires to lead oth­ers through con­tin­u­ous improve­ment projects.

How long is the training course? 

We’ve found that most can­di­dates com­plete the pro­gram in 8 – 10 months. That said, Gem­ba Academy’s Black Belt Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram is self-guid­ed, allow­ing learn­ers to com­plete the course in their own time. Learn­ers have access to the course con­tent for a full cal­en­dar year from the time of pur­chase, giv­ing them plen­ty of time to take in the course mate­r­i­al and pre­pare for an exam.

Who is this program for? 

Though Lean is tra­di­tion­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with man­u­fac­tur­ing, all Gem­ba Acad­e­my train­ing pro­grams are indus­try agnos­tic. Our video lessons can be adapt­ed to fit any work­place envi­ron­ment, and are designed to help com­pa­nies of all sizes and across indus­tries dri­ve and sus­tain con­tin­u­ous improve­ment efforts.

How do I prepare for the exam? 

Our pro­gram is designed for sequen­tial learn­ing. We rec­om­mend watch­ing the lessons in order and work­ing through the sup­ple­men­tal mate­r­i­al pro­vid­ed in each segment.

What happens if I’m not satisfied with my exam score? 

You can review the incor­rect­ly answered exam ques­tions with your coach, repeat the video lessons on the respec­tive top­ics and then repeat the exam. There is no charge for repeat­ing the exam.

Will I need to complete a project? 

Yes, you will com­plete both a sim­u­lat­ed DMA­IC project and a real-world DMA­IC project for your orga­ni­za­tion with the sup­port of your Gem­ba Acad­e­my coach.

My employer is paying for me to get my certification. How will my sponsor/​champion be involved with my certification? 

A can­di­date’s inter­nal sponsor/​champion is the per­son respon­si­ble for invest­ing in your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The cham­pi­on is invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in coach­ing ses­sions and project toll­gate reviews. The cham­pi­on is also noti­fied of major achieve­ments, such as pass­ing exams and receiv­ing your certification.