Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are highly trained professionals in Quality improvement methodology, who are able to apply Six Sigma principles to business processes and lead a quality improvement initiative. They are well versed in the Six Sigma Methodology and can skilfully lead and assume full responsibility for large scale quality improvement projects. They are competent in the use of six Sigma tools and techniques and standard principles. A Six Sigma Black Belt has a thorough grounding in all aspects of the phases of D-M-A-I-C (Define, Measure, Analyze, Measure, Control), and can identify non-value-added elements and activities.

Six Sigma certified professionals work on continual quality improvement by analyzing and solving quality problems and creating a high-performance organization. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is the fifth level of certification, after the Green Belt. Certified Black Belts should be able to assume team leadership with confidence, and allocate responsibilities and team member roles.

This course will give you a thorough and detailed understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its focus on eliminating defects through process improvement and variation reduction by applying Six Sigma improvement projects. The course content efficiently covers all of the recognized Lean Six Sigma Black Belt topics in a comprehensive manner. Our intensive course is designed to help candidates navigate the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam syllabus, and to prepare them for the Black Belt exams.

What you will learn:
  • The principles and philosophy behind the Six Sigma method
  • To lead quality initiatives, and oversee the work of Green and Yellow Belts
  • Design and implement Six Sigma projects
  • The DMAIC process
  • How to gather data, and participate in problem solving
  • To identify and control wasteful processes
  • To evaluate daily activities, to reduce cycle times, and improve quality
  • Root cause analysis and basic statistical analyses on process measurements
  • To identify and control wasteful processes
  • To increase profitability using Six Sigma methodology
  • Prepare for the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam
You will also get
  • 5 days instructor-led course
  • 40 PDUs
  • Downloadable e-book
  • End-to-end support via phone, email and chat

Key Features

Comprehensive training for IASSC Certified Black Belt™ (ICBB™) exam
5 days Training delivered by Certified experts
End-to-end exam prep support and assistance
Gain competence to contribute to organizational success by applying the Six Sigma philosophy
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification provided through PEOPLECERT
KnowledgeHut is an Accredited Training Organization of PEOPLECERT



There are no prerequisites for attending the course or taking up the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black exam.

For more about this please visit the FAQ’s page


In order to achieve 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 passing score.

The Exam

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt™ (ICBB™) Exam is a 4 hour 150 question, closed book, proctored exam. The Exam contains approximately 30 multiple-choice and true/false questions from each major section of the ILSSBOK for Black Belts.Certification fee is not included in the course fee. If, however, you are interested in giving the Certification Exam, please contact a KnowledgeHut representative to order a voucher for you at an additional cost.

The minimum passing score to gain the certification is 580 points out of a total potential of 750 points. The questions are based on the Black Belt Body of Knowledge which can be downloaded from this link:

  • Meanings of Six Sigma
  • General History of Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement
  • Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
  • The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
  • Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee
  • Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities
  • Defining a Process
  • Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQ’s)
  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Pareto Analysis (80:20 rule)
  • Basic Six Sigma Metrics: including DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time, deriving these metrics
  • Building a Business Case & Project Charter
  • Developing Project Metrics
  • Financial Evaluation & Benefits Capture
  • Understanding Lean
  • The History of Lean
  • Lean & Six Sigma
  • The Seven Elements of Waste: a. Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting
  • 5S: Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Self-Discipline, Sort
  • Cause & Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
  • Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
  • X-Y Diagram
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Basic Statistics
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Normal Distributions & Normality
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Precision & Accuracy
  • Bias, Linearity & Stability
  • Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility
  • Variable & Attribute MSA
  • Capability Analysis
  • Concept of Stability
  • Attribute & Discrete Capability
  • Monitoring Techniques
  • Multi-Vari Analysis
  • Classes of Distributions
  • Understanding Inference
  • Sampling Techniques & Uses
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • General Concepts & Goals of Hypothesis Testing
  • Significance; Practical vs. Statistical
  • Risk; Alpha & Beta
  • Types of Hypothesis Test
  • 1 & 2 sample t-tests
  • 1 sample variance
  • One Way ANOVA: a. Including Tests of Equal Variance, Normality Testing and Sample Size calculation, performing tests and interpreting results.
  • Mann-Whitney
  • Kruskal-Wallis
  • Mood’s Median
  • Friedman
  • 1 Sample Sign
  • 1 Sample Wilcoxon
  • One and Two Sample Proportion
  • Chi-Squared (Contingency Tables): a. Including Tests of Equal Variance, Normality Testing and Sample Size calculation, performing tests and interpreting results.
  • Correlation
  • Regression Equations
  • Residuals Analysis
  • Non- Linear Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Confidence & Prediction Intervals
  • Residuals Analysis
  • Data Transformation, Box Cox
  • Experiment Objectives
  • Experimental Methods
  • Experiment Design Considerations
  • 2k Full Factorial Designs
  • Linear & Quadratic Mathematical Models
  • Balanced & Orthogonal Designs
  • Fit, Diagnose Model and Center Points
  • Designs
  • Confounding Effects
  • Experimental Resolution
  • Control Methods for 5S
  • Kanban
  • Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing)
  • Data Collection for SPC
  • I-MR Chart
  • Xbar-R Chart
  • U Chart
  • P Chart
  • NP Chart
  • X-S chart
  • CumSum Chart
  • EWMA Chart
  • Control Chart Anatomy
  • Subgroups, Impact of Variation, Frequency of Sampling
  • Center Line & Control Limit Calculations
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Elements of the Control Plan
  • Elements of the Response Plan

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lean Six Sigma is an enhancement technique that identifies and eliminates the basic reasons of error in any business process, and also reduces wastage of time and resources. It aims at minimizing variability and eliminating marginal methods that are used in traditional contexts. The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICGB) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology and who leads a team that handles improvement projects.

This course offers an in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its focus on eliminating defects through process improvement and variation reduction. The course content efficiently covers all of the recognized Six Sigma Black Belt topics in a comprehensive manner.

You will get 40 PDUs on completion of this course.

Yes, all participants will receive a downloadable version of the courseware on enrolling for the workshop.

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. The Six Sigma Black Belt Exam is 4 hours long, and the 150 questions are in the multiple choice or true/false format.

Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 580 points out of a total potential of 750 points to pass the exam.

Lean Six Sigma certifications are offered by the IASSC in partnership with PEOPLECERT.

This is the first level of the Lean Six Sigma Certification scheme, and more advanced levels include the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

There are no prerequisites required to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam.

IASSC provides a Reference Document in either paper or electronic form, subject to which form of exam one is taking. This document contains all formulas and tables one will need during the examination. Scratch paper is included in this document and must be discarded or returned to the Proctor before the candidate leaves the Testing Center. If taking a paper based exam one may bring an arithmetic-only calculator into the Testing Center.

The ILSSBOK is a document, developed by the industry and organized by IASSC, which defines the knowledge requirements of a Lean Six Sigma exam.

The ILSSBOK is continually updated to ensure that it maintains an accurate alignment with industry standards.

Results are sent within 2 business days upon receipt of the exam papers.

PDUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute . They recognize your dedication to implementing the Six Sigma processes and eliminating defects and improving overall process quality. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

It is easy to enrol for the training online. There are several options to pay either through your debit/credit card that includes Visa Card, MasterCard; American Express or via PayPal. Payment receipt will be issued to the candidate automatically by email.

IASSC™ Examinations cannot be taken more than once within a 2-week period, and cannot be taken more than a total of three times with a 3-month period.

ATA application candidates are allowed only 1 retake attempt. ATA candidates that have failed both their original exam attempt and their retake can reapply for Accreditation 6 months after the original application submittal but not earlier. (Note that an Accredited Training Associate (ATA) is an instructor who delivers Lean Six Sigma training as a sole proprietor or as a contractor or an employee of an Accredited Training Organization or Accredited Deployment Program and meets the IASSC criteria to receive such designation.

The location is determined weeks ahead of the training schedule and you will be kept informed by email. You can also call our support staff or send us an email at Besides, you can use our chat option for more information.

The trainers are highly qualified and certified instructors with plenty of experience to deliver the training.

Yes, we do offer group packages for the training programs. Contact to know more about group concessions.

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details:

You are welcome to revise the choice of city, place and date for any classroom training, if required. However, if it is cross-country, then there will be a revision in the training fee.

Please send in an email to, and we will answer any queries you may have!

The Six Sigma Black Belt program is designed for professionals and students who want to develop the ability to lead process-improvement initiatives. An indicative list of participants in this course can include Financial/business analysts, Commodity managers, Project managers, Quality managers, Business development managers, Manufacturing process engineers, Continuous improvement directors, Business managers or consultants, Project managers/Program Managers, Directors or VP of Operations, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs among others.

Yes, we do have virtual classes for Six Sigma courses. Contact us for more information on the schedule and price.

Six Sigma Black Certification is valid for only three years. To renew it, you need to take the Recertification Exam. The purpose of the exam is to evaluate the retained subject matter knowledge. It is a 2-hour long exam with 75 questions. To pass the exam, you need to have a minimum score point of 70%. The cost of the recertification fee is $235. 

There are no eligibility requirements to sit for the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam. If you want to achieve this certification, you will be required to sit for the exam that can be purchased through the Black Belt Exam Voucher of $395. You also need to get a minimum score of 70% to pass the exam to become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified professional. 

Yes, the course fee includes the examination fee as well. 

Here is how you can schedule the exam through IASSC: 

  • Visit the link and select the Signup now option. 
  • On the next page, hit the ‘Add to Cart’ button. 
  • If you already have an account, you can simply log in and checkout. If not, hit the ‘Checkout’ button and you will get an option to checkout anonymously or create an account. 
  • On the next page, you will be asked to fill in the shipping, billing, and payment details. Once you have reviewed everything, you can hit ‘Place Order’. 
  • After the payment is successful, you will receive the scheduling instructions in the email. 

Yes, practice tests are provided as a part of this course. 

Yes, we provide a money-back guarantee for the training programs. Cancellation requests that are received within 48 hours of registration, a full refund will be initiated. After 48 hours and within 10 days prior to the training, a 10% fee will be deducted. If you put in a cancellation request within 10 days of the training, no refund will be offered. As a courtesy, we could provide 50% of the payment for a future training program, if it’s selected within 2 months of the date of the cancellation request. If you request a reschedule 5 days within the training, 50% would be credited to a future training along with an additional 10% reschedule charges.  

Six Sigma is a data, approach methodology used for eliminating defects in any processes, from manufacturing to transaction whereas LeanSix Sigma is a methodology that combines Lean management along with Six Sigma methodology. Both has the same organizational structure, but there are a lot of differences between the two: 

  • Six Sigma is a program and Lean is a program and a philosophy. 
  • The focus of Six Sigma is eliminating errors or defects that can hinder the ability to deliver high-quality services whereas LeanSix Sigma focuses on eliminating waste and speeding up the delivery process.  
  • Six Sigma involves changing the culture of the organization while Lean reorganizes the behaviour and culture among the employees.  
  • Six Sigma deals with customers and the end product while LeanSix Sigma deals with the waste and production methods. 

It can take you about 2 to 3 months to get comfortable with executing and managing Six Sigma projects. It is recommended that you take the exam after that.  

The average salary of a Six Sigma Black Belt professional is $99000 per year. 

Here are some roles and responsibilities of a sigma Black Belt professional: 

  • Mentor - Creating a network of Six Sigma individuals in the organization. 
  • Teacher - Training local personnel. 
  • Identifier - Discovering new opportunities for improvement. 
  • Coach - Providing support to personnel on projects. 
  • Influencer - Being an advocate of Six Sigma strategy and tools. 

As the IASSC Black Belt exam is meant to test the knowledge of the aspirant to handle projects individually, it is a tough one. But with the right guidance and training, the exam can be cleared with confidence. It requires experience, disciplined study, test-taking strategy, and sound preparation. You will be best equipped by enrolling in a training program like KnowledgeHut’s. 

No, you do not require the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification to sit for the Black Belt exam. 

As a Black Belt, you will be trained in all the Six Sigma tools and methods. You also must have statistical knowledge to facilitate improvements in the organization. As a Black Belt, you will be: 

  • Leading complex departmental, business unit, and cross-functional improvement projects that require significant analytical and data skills. 
  • Disseminating new tools and strategies through workshops, training, local symposia, case studies, etc. 
  • 34Discovering internal and external opportunities for the new Six Sigma projects. 

When you have successfully passed the exam, you will get the IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt certification that is issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or IASSC. IASSC is an independent, third-party certification association of the Lean Six Sigma industry. The IASSC will send you a PDF that includes the Certification Number and a digital badge that is added to the Official IASSC Certification Register. You will also have the right to use the IASSC Certification Titles and Marks. 

The cost for the IASSC Certified Black Belt exam is $395. 

If you want to take the exam, it is recommended that you prepare for the exam by taking the Lean Six Sigma training. Also, you should have some real-world experience working on Six Sigma projects.  

Here is the process to apply for IASSC Certified LeanSix Sigma Black exam: 

  • Prepare for the exam through the LSSBB instructor-led training. 
  • Apply for the on-demand, web-based certification testing. Here are the steps you need to follow: 
  • Buy the exam voucher. 
  • Complete the registration on the testing system. Select the date and time for your LSSBB exam. 
  • Log in to the testing system at least 15 minutes before the exam. 
  • Everything else will be taken care of by the Proctor so that you can focus on finishing your certification exam. 
  • Here are some of the System and hardware requirements that you must meet: 
  • Browser Compatibility - The latest version of Windows Firefox, Internet Explorer, Max Firefox, Windows Chrome, Max Chrome with Java Runtime, and Java Enabled. 
  • Active high-speed internet connection with at least 4 Mbps. 
  • A web camera that can be rotated 360 degrees. 
  • A computer with a mouse and a keyboard. 
  • Quiet location at your office or home. 

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a certification for individuals who are well-versed in the Lean Six Sigma methodology. They lead the complex improvement projects in a full-time capacity. They have a thorough understanding of every aspect of the Six Sigma method including being highly competent in the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) methodology. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional, you should know how to implement, interpret, perform, and apply the methodology at an advanced level of proficiency. 

As a LeanSix Sigma professional, you will have a great career path and multiple job opportunities. You can take a job in service, manufacturing, aviation, IT, pharma, BPO, etc. Here are some of the roles that you can take on as a certified Six SigmaBlack Belt professional: 

  • Continuous Improvement Manager 
  • Operations Managers 
  • Process Analysts 
  • Project Managers 
  • Quality Consultants 
  • Quality Managers 

Here are some of the skills you will learn as a LeanSix SigmaBlack Belt certified: 

  • Project Selection 

As a Black Belt, you will be involved in project selection and support the business by selecting the right things to work on. 

  • Problem Statements 

Black Belts have the right skill sets to get to the right level of understanding of how to capture a problem. 

  • Voice of the Customer 

A Black Belt must be able to consider the voice of the customer and figure out a way to make sure that the developers can fulfil the needs of the customer.  

  • Process Capability 

A LeanSix SigmaBlack Belt certified knows about the metrics and measurements that are used for learning. 

  • Graphical Displays 

They have knowledge of Control Charts, Histograms, Scatter Plots, Pareto, etc. to get a detailed understanding of how to use this information. 

  • Hypothesis Testing 

A Black Belt has the skills of using the data to generate findings on the basis of the facts and get better solutions. Several statistical methods and tests like a regression can be used for this. 

  • Design of Experiments 

A Black Belt knows when to use this complex method and employ it to your benefit.  

  • Leadership 

A Black Belt is a leader who can change the organization for the better. It all boils down to statistics and processes and how best you can use these in the context of delivering value to the business.

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