Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Qualify to lead and teach Lean Six Sigma at all levels of your organization - Grow your skillset and career - Black Belt projects typically yield $500K in savings - Earn 4 CEUs.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Qualify to lead and teach Lean Six Sigma at all levels of your organization - Grow your skillset and career - Black Belt projects typically yield $500K in savings - Earn 4 CEUs.

Black Belt Course Description

Complete Lean Six Sigma projects as a coach and leader

Our accredited Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training certification is designed to transfer knowledge from a Juran-certified instructor to you, with the result being a completed project and mastery of Lean Six Sigma methodology. You will work side by side with the Juran-certified coach to apply skills learned throughout training to an enterprise-wide improvement project.

*Minitab is highly recommended for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. To purchase Minitab, please go to Minitab.com

Our Public Programs will launch once each quarter of each year.  We begin our programs in February, May, August, and November.  You can select one of these options from the Start Date menu below.

  • Course Type: Online Self Paced and Instructor Led Webinars
  • Course Duration: 40 Hours
  • CEUs: 4
  • Price: $1,750 (Training) / $3,750 (Training & Certification)


*The certification package includes everything you need to become a Certified Juran Black Belt! This includes 8 hours of personalized project coaching, exam, and oral project review.

On-Demand Now Available

Worried about missing a live webinar? Join our on-demand program for recorded live sessions, and a little bit of a discount! Simply select “On-Demand” in the Start Date box above!

Group Training

Interested in this program for a team? We offer online, blended, and onsite training for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Fill out the form below to hear about how we can create a customized learning experience for your organization!

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What is involved in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course?

Our Black Belt course is designed and delivered by Juran certified coaches with an extensive knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and methods.

  • Objectives
  • Training
  • Project Work
  • Certification Requirements

The program begins with self-paced learning to give you a basic understanding of what needs to be learned, and is then augmented with live instructor-led webinars with a certified Juran instructor to reinforce learning points and give you that onsite collaboration experience.

Throughout training and after, candidates work 1-on-1 in a mentorship program with their Juran Certified Coach to deliver a completed project for their organization. This project will yield at least $250,000 for the organization and prove our program’s value within 3-6 months from the beginning of training.

Participants have the option of taking the LSS Black Belt course with or without certification. Those who opt for certification will receive a Black Belt certificate upon completion of:

  • One improvement project, as approved by Juran instructor
  • Three-hour online exam (score of 70% required to pass)
  • Eight hours of project coaching
  • A two-hour oral project review with a Juran Certifier
  • Final project storyboard report
What will I learn in my LSS Black Belt course?

LSS Black Belt Course Overview

At the completion of the program, Juran-certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts will be on-site implementation experts with the ability to:

Black Belt Course Topics

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course.

Basic Quality Principles
  • The history of quality and continuous improvement
  • Basic quality
  • The Juran management system
  • The Juran Trilogy
  • The need for change and continuous improvement
  • How to improve quality
  • Introduction to variation and waste
  • Continuous improvement structures
  • Overviews of improvement methods (DMAIC, Lean, Root Cause Corrective Action, Quality by Design)
  • The financial case for improvement
Managing Projects and Teams
Identifying the Costs of Poor Quality
  • Introduction to the Cost of Poor Quality
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Process Capability
  • Calculating Sigma Level and Process Yield
The DMAIC Phases
  • Design
  • Measure
  • Analyze
  • Improve
  • Control
Validating Measurement Systems
  • Measurement System Analysis
Graphical Analysis Tools
  • Voice of the Customer Matrix
  • SIPOC Diagram (High-Level Process Map)
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Data Collection Plan
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Detailed Process Mapping
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Brainstorming
  • Stratification
  • Histograms
  • Box Plots
  • Scatter Diagrams
  • Cause-Effect Diagrams
  • 5-Why Analysis
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis
  • Impact Control Matrix
Lean Tools
  • 6S
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • Demand and Capacity
  • Inventory Analysis
  • Constraints
  • Improving Process Flow
  • Kanban
  • Rapid Improvement Events
  • Quick Changeovers
  • Total Productive Maintenance & Maximizing Equipment Performance
Statistical Analysis Tools
  • Process Capability Using non-Normal Data
  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • One Proportion Tests
  • Two Proportion Tests
  • Chi-Square Test
  • Normality Tests
  • Test for Equal Variance
  • 1 Sample t-Tests
  • 2 Sample t-Tests
  • Paired t-Tests
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Nonparametric Tests for Black Belts
  • Correlation and Regression for Black Belts
Designing Experiments to Test Improvement Theories
  • Solution Matrix
  • Barriers and Aids Charts
  • Pilot Study
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Benchmarking
  • Pugh Matrix
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments
  • 2k Factorial Experiments
  • Fractional Factorial Experiments
  • Center Points
  • Blocking
Controlling the Improved Process
  • Process Control Plan
  • Control Charts
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Advanced Control Charts
Prerequisites: Who can take our course?

Black Belt Eligibility & Requirements

Why should you take our course?

Benefits of Juran Black Belt Coaching

The success or failure of all improvement projects depends largely on how effectively they are managed. While training is essential for gaining knowledge, coaching ensures the learning is applied correctly throughout a project. With expert guidance from the start, your project management will be more effective, improving the chances of achieving all the project goals.

At Juran, we provide you with eight hours of one-to-one coaching—stored as a bank of time to call on—while you’re working on your improvement project. The typical problems our coaches help tackle are as follows:

Project identification – Helping you scope your project and understand the impact it can have

Maintaining momentum – Providing insight to unstick a stuck project and encouraging you to move forward

Tool choice – Guidance on which of the DMAIC tools is right for your project and when to use them

Accountability – Coaches provide a summary after each session with concerns, next steps, and objectives to keep your project on track.

Coach Photo
Michael Stamp
Vice President
How to start getting results

Admissions Process

Purchase training course
Buy now using the buttons below to be directed to our secure online store. If you want to know more about the course fill out the form in the next section. Don't forget to add "Minitab" if you haven't already!
Receive welcome packet
We will send you a personal welcome packet that includes a login to your online portal, tools & templates, and a syllabus with due dates and expectations.
Sign onto the first webinar
Using the link provided in your packet, join VP & coach Michael Stamp for your first live webinar.
Become a certified Black Belt
After a few short weeks, personalized project coaching, and a lot of learning, save your organization $250K+ by becoming a Juran Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Black Belt Training FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course.

How can I pay for Black Belt training?

We usually prefer that you pay for Black Belt training with a credit card. However, if you would like to be invoiced, please reach out to mmuller@juran.com. We also allow for flexible payment schedules, where required.

Do I need Minitab? Can I use Excel instead?

Minitab is not a hard requirement for our programs, but it is highly recommended for Black Belt and Upgrade to Black Belt. The instructor will reference and showcase many statistical tools and concepts using Minitab and it will therefore make your certification journey much easier in comparison to using Microsoft Excel.

What salary can you earn as an LSS Black Belt?

According to Salary.com, the average salary in the United States for somebody with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is $119,600 (as of March 26, 2020). The range typically falls between $102,600 and $128,800, and can be affected by a number of factors including education, skills and certifications, and number of years worked in a chosen industry or profession.

Does a candidate need to complete all of the belt levels in sequence?

No they do not. However, a candidate should fit a belt-specific profile and meet the explicit nomination criteria for that belt. They should also possess the knowledge, skills and experience that are required to be successful at the specific belt. Generally, candidates can start with Yellow, Green or Black Belt training, and can discontinue training at any belt level.

What is the difference between LSS Green Belt and Black Belt?

Green Belts typically have less of a leadership role than Black Belts, hence why the latter tend to demand a higher salary than the former. In general, project teams will comprise a number of Green and Yellow Belt professionals who will be responsible for actioning improvements under the guidance of a certified Black Belt.

A Green Belt’s understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodologies won’t be as advanced, but they will still possess the necessary knowledge to solve quality problems and perform analysis using the relevant tools. Black Belts, on the other hand, will have a thorough understanding of Lean Six Sigma and an ability to lead successful improvement projects.

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