Welcome to Black Belt Level III, an Advanced Level Certification in Lean Six Sigma. Before proceeding, please note that holding a Six Sigma Black Belt Level II Certification issued by Lean Six Sigma Bureau is a prerequisite for applying for this Certification.
To qualify for the Six Sigma Black Belt III Certification, the following requirements must be met:
- Possession of a Six Sigma Black Belt Level II Certification issued by Lean Six Sigma Bureau.
- Payment of the required assessment fee.
- Submission of a DMAIC or DMADV project that demonstrates your profound understanding of the Six Sigma methodology and showcases your proficiency in outlining and executing the necessary steps.
Previously, projects were required to be completed in a “live” business environment. However, we recognize that employers might not always provide the necessary resources or allow sharing of financial data with an external organization for review. As a result, individuals can now choose to submit either a “live” sponsored project or a “hypothetical” project to demonstrate their proficiency.
If you opt for a “hypothetical” project, you will be primarily graded based on the steps you take, rather than the actual “data” submitted. The main purpose of the project is to assess your ability to carry out a Six Sigma Project from creation to the final stages effectively.
Please email your project to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect to receive a confirmation email within 1-3 business days. The review process typically takes 7-14 business days.
The MBB (Master Black Belt) assigned to review the project will evaluate whether certain “criteria” necessary for demonstrating an understanding of project implementation have been met. They will look for elements such as comparing possible projects in pre-planning, project charters, effective use and implementation of analysis tools, and comprehensive control plans.
In the event that a project does not meet our standards, candidates will be given up to 3 opportunities to modify and resubmit their project. Feedback will be provided on the specific areas requiring improvement before resubmission.
If, after 3 attempts, a candidate is still unsuccessful, a project review fee would need to be paid again for further attempts.
Upon successfully meeting all certification requirements, an electronic version of the certification will be made available for download.
We wish you the best of luck in your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Level III journey! Should you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us.