Upgrade to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Convert your Green Belt into a Black Belt and become a quality improvement leader within your organization. Our Black Belt program will see you work alongside a Juran certified coach with the end result of mastering Lean Six Sigma methodology.
Upgrade to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Convert your Green Belt into a Black Belt and become a quality improvement leader within your organization. Our Black Belt program will see you work alongside a Juran certified coach with the end result of mastering Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Upgrade to Black Belt Course Description

Tackle more complex improvement projects with Lean Six Sigma

To become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is to master the concepts and methodologies, and know how best to apply them in any business setting. Achieving Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification requires more statistical and mathematical skills than would be expected of a Green Belt.

With our expert coaching, you will be able to lead large, cross-functional and enterprise-scale improvement projects, guiding Green Belts and other team members in achieving results.

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

**Select the “Self-Paced” option from the Start Date menu below for a $300 discount.**

Our Public Program will launch once each quarter in 2022.  We will begin our program 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: 19.5 Hours
  • CEUs: 1.95
  • Price: $950 (Training) / $2,500 (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 Upgrade to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Fill out the form below to hear about how we can create a customized learning experience for your organization!

Contact us for more details!

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

Our Upgrade to LSS 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 starts with self-paced learning to give you a basic understanding of what needs to be learned. This is then augmented with live instructor-led webinars with a certified Juran instructor to reinforce learning points.

Throughout and after training, candidates work 1-on-1 with their Juran Certified Coach to deliver a 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 of the beginning of training.

Participants have the option of taking the Upgrade to 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
  • 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 Upgrade to LSSBB course?

Upgrade to LSS Black Belt Course Overview

After completing our upgrade program, Juran-certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts will be on-site implementation experts with the ability to:

Upgrade to LSS Black Belt Course Topics

Managing Projects and Teams
  • The Strategic Planning Roadmap
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
Probability and Statistics
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
  • Process Capability Using non-Normal Data
  • Calculating Sigma Level and Process Yield
  • 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
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments
  • 2k Factorial Experiments
  • Fractional Factorial Experiments
  • Center Points
  • Blocking
Controlling the Improved Process
  • Control Charts
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Advanced Control Charts
Prerequisites: Who can take our course?

Upgrade to Black Belt Eligibility & Requirements

Why should you take our course?

Benefits of Expert One-to-One Coaching

We work with you side-by-side to provide expert guidance throughout your initial improvement project.

Even with the best team on side, being a leader responsible for the project’s success can be a lonely place. As projects get more involved and the stakes are higher, it is invaluable to know you have an expert guide on hand to field awkward or complex challenges as you encounter them.

We provide you eight hours of one-to-one coaching — stored as a bank of time to call on — while you’re working at your improvement project.

How our expert coaching solves problems:

  • Project identification – helping you scope your project and understanding the impact it can have
  • Maintaining momentum – Insight to unstick a stuck project and encouragement to keep you moving forward
  • Tool choice – Guidance on which of the DMAIC tools are 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 the project on track, and to setup success for the next session.
Coach Photo
Michael Stamp
Vice President
How to start getting results

Admissions Process

Purchase the program
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.

Upgrade to LSS Black Belt FAQS

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

How can I pay for the Upgrade to LSS Black Belt training?

Our payment preference is credit card, but if you would like to be invoiced, please contact mmuller@juran.com. We also make allowances for flexible payment schedules, where required.

Do I need Minitab? Can I use Excel instead?

Minitab is not mandatory for our programs, but it is strongly recommended for Black Belt and Upgrade to Black Belt. The instructor will reference many statistical tools and concepts using Minitab, and it will therefore make your learning experience much easier compared 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 LSS 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 numerous factors including skills, education and number of years worked in a specific industry or profession.

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

Green Belts typically have less of a leadership role than Black Belts, which is why the latter tend to attract a higher salary than the former. Project teams will typically comprise a number of Green and Yellow Belt professionals who will action 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 have the necessary knowledge to solve problems and perform analysis using the relevant statistical tools. Black Belts, on the other hand, will have a thorough understanding of Lean Six Sigma and experience of leading successful projects.

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