Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and be able to sit for the exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation. Certification Requirements:
You must hold a Green Belt to be eligible for the Black Belt certification exam. To enroll in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course, you will be required to provide either an approved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Certification certificate or test out of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course. You can bypass testing out if you present a qualifying Green Belt Certificate, which is:
- Issued by a regionally accredited higher education institution.
- ASQ Issued for a Green Belt course covering Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools (not only Lean or only Six Sigma).
The qualifying process to submit your Green Belt Certificate:
- The certificate must be scanned and emailed to the student's Student Advisor.
- The certificate will be reviewed to determine its acceptability in place of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate.
- If the certificate is not accepted, you will be required to register for the full Lean Six Green Belt Training Certification or test out by passing the Lean Green Belt Exam.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will be able to sit for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
What if I do not pass the project requirement of the course?
You are allowed 3 revisions of your project, where you are provided feedback by a Master Black Belt. If you fail to pass after 3 revisions, there will be a fee of $300 to submit another revision.
What will I do as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you will develop an even deeper understanding of the Lean and Six Sigma concepts and build upon what you learned as a Green Belt. This will most likely be your full time role, and you will be responsible for leading the team charged with undertaking a project to improve quality. You will plan and deploy the project, define and measure benchmarks and milestones, form and motivate your team, analyze progress and results due to process improvement, interpret and communicate risks, and develop control plans to maintain and sustain improvements made.
What is the average salary of someone certified in Lean Six Sigma?
The salary of certified Lean Six Sigma professionals varies widely depending on your years of experience and type of job you hold. The overall national median salary of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is between $66,000 and $117,000. Many of the highest paying Lean Six Sigma jobs can be obtained after several years of experience and working your way up to director and more senior level positions.
Are those with Lean Six Sigma certification in demand?
Yes, demand for professionals with Lean Six Sigma certifications is high and continuing to rise not just in large corporations where we've seen these jobs historically but also in mid-sized organizations as well. In fact, many of the jobs with the highest salaries as well as highest increases in job openings in the United States are related to process improvement.
Where do certified Lean Six Sigma professionals work?
Certified Lean Six Sigma professionals can work in almost any industry. Some of the more common industries for Lean Six Sigma jobs include healthcare, technology, retail, finance, hospitality, and government. Your work environment will depend largely on the industry in which you work, but you will work with closely with other people to improve processes and solve problems regardless of the industry you choose.
What qualities should a good certified Lean Six Sigma professional have?
In order to be a good Lean Six Sigma professional, you will first and foremost have to be a great communicator. It is your job to sell the need for process improvement and change to stakeholders, team members, and those financing your work. You must communicate with everyone affected throughout the process, and ensure that you keep momentum moving in your favor. You must pursue perfection in order to find and eliminate flaws in processes, and you must always have a determined focus on the customer. You must also be a person who champions simplicity and ensures that no details are left uncovered in your understanding of the business as you design a process.
What is the black belt certification?
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is considered a pinnacle of a Lean Six Sigma career. In order to earn this certification, you will need to earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification first. You will also complete additional training like this course to help you prepare, and you will complete a project that will be reviewed by a Master Black Belt. During your training, you will learn to manage multiple projects while ensuring they meet organizational goals, coach Green Belts effectively to complete projects and achieve significant results, communicate with professionals at all levels in your organization and influence change, and understand statistical analysis tools that will help improve your project outcomes. You will take a 185 question multiple-choice exam offered by GoLeanSixSigma.com and will receive a certificate after successful completion.
Can I use Lean Six Sigma without certification?
Yes. You can work in a job that requires knowledge of Lean Six Sigma without obtaining certification as long as you possess the proper knowledge, training and experience to get the job done. However, we encourage all students to sit for Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification. In short, certification will open up more opportunities for you. These certifications are highly-respected worldwide, they prove your commitment to the industry and your understanding of global standards, they place you ahead of your competition for jobs, and they show that you are continuously learning through professional development. Certifications also make a big difference in the amount of money you can earn.
Why is Lean Six Sigma so important?
In our global economy, organizations constantly face rising costs of doing business and increasing competition in the marketplace. Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies work to help organizations by streamlining processes to increase profit, cutting down on waste to decrease costs, improving effectiveness and efficiency to deliver more products and services, and providing ownership and accountability to help build effective teams.
What type of career path can I pursue after completing this course?
A few of the careers you could choose to pursue after you've successfully become certified in Lean Six Sigma include:
- Project Manager (junior through senior level)
- Preconstruction Manager
- Data Scientist
- Agile Coach
- Instructional Designer
- Assistant Plant Manager
- Manufacturing Engineer
Why is it highly recommended that I be employed to complete a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project?
A Black Belt project is a quality improvement project that demonstrates measurable results, such as improving business processes, reducing defects and waste production, and increasing efficiency. For the greatest possibility of success with this course, it is highly recommended that you complete the project at your current place of employment in order to gather the necessary data in real time. If you are currently unemployed, consider our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course. In some cases, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project could be home-based, volunteer project, or based on past employment.