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.
Our Black Belt certification program will prepare you to lead improvement projects using DMAIC and statistical analysis
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.
36 hours of videos and training materials when you need them, 24⁄7.
Your project can be scoped to gain hard savings that will more than cover the cost of certification.
Our program not only focuses on DMAIC, but also the people driven processes inherit to Lean principles.
Introduction to Lean
7 Deadly Wastes
8‑Step Problem Solving
Root Cause Analysis
Value Stream Mapping
Kaizen Event Management
Advanced Six Sigma tools will transform your decision making into data driven successes!
Continuous Flow & Pull
Measurement System Analysis
Statistical Process Control
Design of Experiments
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.