Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Program Overview

Lean Six Sigma is a business analytic approach for continuous improvement that optimizes performance through the reduction and elimination of variance and waste. Our four-module Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course blends classroom experience with hands-on activities to provide skills that can be applied immediately, including:

  • Improving services, products, and offerings
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Information flow
  • Quality
  • Business justification analysis methods
  • Eliminating waste
  • Value stream improvement
  • Lean scheduling
  • Competitive advantage
  • Market growth
  • Business profitability

All classes are taught by Six Sigma Master Black Belts who are subject matter experts and share a wealth of real-world experience.

Program Scope and Sequence

A Penn State certification is awarded upon completion of all four modules and after passing the comprehensive Black Belt certification exam. A practice exam will be given at the end of each module.

Throughout the course, you’ll conduct an ongoing Lean Six Sigma project which should be sponsored through your place of work, unless otherwise authorized by our instructors. Projects must be scoped for a minimum of six months and directly impact your organization.

Why Pursue Certification

Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma methodologies can be applied across many industries, like manufacturing, supply chain, finance, healthcare, engineering, construction, and more.

Some key focuses of the program are creating financial returns that are quantifiable and measurable, building a more robust management team intent on rectifying waste, and replacing assumptions with statistical methods and data.

Who Should Attend?

This program may be for you if you:

  • Are frustrated with work inefficiencies
  • Often hear “that's how we've always done it”
  • Are or will be responsible for making improvements in products, services, and business processes
  •  Implement continuous process improvement and projects within your organization
  • Want to earn a globally recognized certification and increase your marketability

Holding other Six Sigma belts is not required to enroll.

Program Objectives

Our certification helps you improve production processes, employee engagement, lean scheduling, and business justification analysis methods; identify risks; eliminate waste and defects by removing them; and guarantee quality while reducing overall costs and increasing profit margins.

Each module offers in-depth training on specific topics of Six Sigma and are targeted toward team members responsible for implementing continuous process improvements in products, services, and business processes.

Spring 2023 Cohort (Remote)

Cost: $3200 ($200 discount if registered by February 28)

Module 1 — March 7 to April 18
Module 2 — May 2 to June 13
Module 3 — June 27 to August 8
Module 4 — August 22 to October 3

The course is delivered in a fully remote format; classes take place on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact. This course is scheduled for 85 contact hours, or 8.5 CEUs awarded.

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) continuous learning points are awarded based on a standard of one unit per one hour of classroom contact.

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

Customized Programs

Companies and organizations can have this program conducted at Penn State Scranton or elsewhere. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.

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