IASSC Accredited Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Exam Included – With Retake)

Provided by Hudson - an IASSC Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)



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Study method
Online, self-paced
145 Hours
Access to content
12 Months
Black Belt Level
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Key Points

  • Provided by an IASSC fully Accredited Training Organisation (ATO): Hudson
  • Exam fee paid for/included to sit the official IASSC exam and get certification from the IASSC
  • Exam retake in the event you fail the exam on the first attempt
  • Official exam can be sat at home or in the office
  • Upon successful completion of the final exam, you will receive a certification from the IASSC confirming you are fully Six Sigma Black Belt certified
  • 12 months access to course material

Course Features

  • Video based training material
  • Supplementary training manual
  • Downloadable course notes
  • Exercise files
  • Minitab example files
  • Interactive quizzes
  • 2 x sample test papers
  • Monthly live Q&A webinar with the tutor

Course Duration

  • 72 hours of video and reading material
  • 30 hours supplementary course reading
  • 5 hours of exercises
  • 3 hours of quizzes/tests
  • 35 hours self-study/revision
  • Total duration: 145 hours

Exam retake

If you don’t feel you have an aptitude for exams, we give you the opportunity to retake the exam in the event you fail on your first attempt.

What does this course cover?

In addition to covering the DMAIC methodology for preparation of the IASSC exam, this course also:

  • Explains the reasoning and basis behind Six Sigma and Lean
  • Will train you in the use of the Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Will provide you with exercises
  • Will provide you with Minitab examples
  • Will provide you with hints and tips on running a successful project

About the course

This certification course will prepare you to successfully lead and execute Lean Six Sigma projects, perform Six Sigma analysis, and use the D.M.A.I.C (Define Measure Analyze Improve Control) methodology.

It is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About the certification

Upon successful passing of the official IASSC exam, you will receive a certificate, suitable for framing, issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification. You will also receive the IASSC Marks/Logos and IASSC Marks/Logos Usage Policy which may be used on public profiles such as LinkedIn. You may use the designation ICBB (International Association for Six Sigma Certification Certified Six Sigma Black Belt), and IASSC Certified Black Belt or any approved variation of the designation after your name in accordance with the IASSC Marks Usage Policy.

What does it mean to be certified?

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who both leads or supports improvement projects, typically as a full-time role. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean. They also possess a more comprehensive understanding of the D-M-A-I-C phase than a Green Belt.

At the end of this Six Sigma Black Belt certification course, you will be able to:

  • Become a key stakeholder in leading, and implementing lean six sigma projects in your organization to Black Belt level
  • Understand Six Sigma and DMAIC Methodology to Black Belt level
  • Describe how to identify an improvement project in the Define phase to Black Belt level
  • Explain how to measure process and product in the Measure phase to Black Belt level
  • Perform data analysis and hypothesis testing in the Analyze phase to Black Belt level
  • Identify the possible improvement actions for the performance of variations in the Improve phase to Black Belt level
  • Define efficient operating levels for inputs and outputs in the Control phase to Black Belt level
  • Identify the voice of customers, their requirements and needs
  • Understand their role in the success deployment
  • Understand how to develop a strategy for Six Sigma approach
  • Apply the DMAIC process to business issues to Black Belt level


Course media



Course Syllabus

Welcome and Instructions on Using this Course

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: INTRODUCTION


IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: DEFINE PHASE

  • DEFINE – Course Structure
  • DEFINE – Introduction to Six Sigma
  • DEFINE – Steps and Tools
  • DEFINE – The Cost of Poor Quality
  • DEFINE – Six Sigma Metrics
  • DEFINE – Lean
  • DEFINE – Project Charter
  • DEFINE – Phase Summary
  • DEFINE – Test Questions
  • DEFINE – Test Question Resources
  • DEFINE – Exercise File

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: MEASURE PHASE

  • MEASURE – Course Structure
  • MEASURE – Process Mapping Overview
  • MEASURE – Types of Process Map
  • MEASURE – Inputs to the Process
  • MEASURE – Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • MEASURE – X-Y Matrix
  • MEASURE – Basic Statistics Part 1
  • MEASURE – Basic Statistics Part 2
  • MEASURE – GraphsMEASURE – Measurement Systems Analysis Overview
  • MEASURE – Measuement Systems Analysis – Continuous Data
  • MEASURE – Measurement Systems Analysis – Quantitative Data
  • MEASURE – Stability
  • MEASURE – Capability Analysis
  • MEASURE – Capability Analysis – Non-normal Data
  • MEASURE – Phase Summary
  • MEASURE – Test Questions
  • MEASURE – Test Question Resources
  • MEASURE – Exercise File

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: ANALYSE PHASE

  • ANALYSE – Course Structure
  • ANALYSE – Overview
  • ANALYSE – Multi-vari Analysis
  • ANALYSE – Classes of Distributions
  • ANALYSE – Hypothesis Testing
  • ANALYSE – Sample Variance and Population Variance
  • ANALYSE – Comparing Two Samples
  • ANALYSE – Comparing More Than Two Samples
  • ANALYSE – Testing a Sample Against a Standard
  • ANALYSE – Tests for Non-continuous Output Data
  • ANALYSE – Test for Equal Variance
  • ANALYSE – Phase Summary
  • ANALYSE – Test Questions
  • ANALYSE – Test Question Resources

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: IMPROVE PHASE

  • IMPROVE – Course Structure
  • IMPROVE – Regression Analysis
  • IMPROVE – Multiple Regression
  • IMPROVE – Design of Experiments
  • IMPROVE – Full and Fractional Factorials
  • IMPROVE – Concept Generation
  • IMPROVE – Implementation
  • IMPROVE – Phase Summary
  • IMPROVE – Test Questions

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: CONTROL PHASE

  • CONTROL – Course Structure and Overview
  • CONTROL – Final Capability and Lean Controls
  • CONTROL – Control Plans
  • CONTROL – Centre Line and Control Limit Calculation, Control Plans
  • CONTROL – Phase Summary
  • CONTROL – Test Questions

IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: CONCLUSION





  • Basic Statistics Example
  • Before and After Example
  • Capability and Stability Example
  • Cause and Effect Example
  • Design of Experiments Example
  • MSA Example
  • Multi-vari Example
  • Non-normal Capability Example
  • Pareto Example
  • Regression Example
  • Statistical Tests Example
  • Transforming Data Example


  • Sample Test Paper 1
  • Sample Test Paper 2

About the exam

The IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam is made up of 150 multiple choice and true/false questions. Your time allowance for the exam is 4 hours, although you may finish the exam sooner if you are able to.

In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB) from the IASSC, you must score a minimum of 580 points out of a total 750 points.

Who is this course for?

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is most beneficial for organizations that encourage employees to take up Quality projects and ensure efficiency in all business/industry processes. This certification is most suited for:

  • Quality and Process Managers, System Managers, Analysts, Auditors, Engineers and Executives who need to have a thorough understanding of Six Sigma to a Black Belt level. As part of your job role, you may also require the application of Six Sigma in process/quality improvements.
  • Production Managers, Production Supervisors, and Customer Service Managers
  • People wanting a thorough understanding of Six Sigma thinking and techniques
  • Consultants who want to incorporate Six Sigma Black Belt into their service offerings
  • Professionals working in the support functions like Finance, Purchase, Sales, Marketing, Training, Recruitment, Operations, IT-Support, Travel, etc.


In order to become IASSC Black Belt certified, it is not necessary to be Green Belt certified beforehand, or have prior industry experience, or complete and submit projects as part of the Black Belt certification assessment. The only prerequisite is that you pass the official IASSC Black Belt exam.

Career path

  • System Manager
  • Auditor
  • Production Manager
  • Six Sigma Analyst
  • Six Sigma Consultant
  • Director of Operational Excellence
  • Functional Project Lead
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Six Sigma Projects Manager
  • Business Process Manager
  • Lead Analyst/Project Manager

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