Master Black Belt: Introduction
Welcome to the Master Black Belt, an Advanced Level Certification in Lean Six Sigma. As a prerequisite, candidates must hold a Six Sigma Black Belt Level III Certification issued by Lean Six Sigma Bureau.
To qualify for the Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification, the following requirements must be met:
- Possession of a Six Sigma Black Belt Level III Certification issued by Lean Six Sigma Bureau.
- Payment of the required assessment fee.
- Attainment of a minimum score of 90% on all 33 exams.
- Submission of 3 additional DMAIC or DMADV projects that demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the Six Sigma methodology and your expertise in planning and executing the necessary steps.
As mentioned, the Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification encompasses both an exam and project component.
– A minimum score of 90% is required on each of the 33 exams.
– You have the flexibility to retake any exam as needed.
– You are required to submit 3 additional projects, which can be submitted either individually or simultaneously.
In the past, projects necessitated completion within a “live” business environment. However, we understand that employers might not always provide the necessary resources or consent to sharing financial data with an external organization for review. Hence, we now accept both “live” sponsored projects and “hypothetical” projects to showcase your proficiency.
For “hypothetical” projects, candidates will primarily be evaluated based on the steps taken, rather than the actual “data” submitted. The main focus is to evaluate your ability to successfully execute a Six Sigma Project from inception to completion.
Please email your projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect to receive a confirmation email within 1-3 business days, and the review process typically takes 7-14 business days.
During the project assessment, we will review specific “criteria” required to demonstrate your understanding of project implementation, including comparing possible projects during pre-planning, project charters, adept utilization of analysis tools, and comprehensive control plans.
If a project does not meet Lean Six Sigma Bureau’s standards, candidates will have the opportunity to modify and resubmit it up to 3 times. Feedback will be provided on the areas requiring improvement before resubmission.
In the event of unsuccessful attempts after 3 tries, applicants will be required to pay the project review fee again for further attempts.
Upon successfully meeting all certification requirements, an electronic version of the certification will be made available for download.
Congratulations on embarking on your Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt journey! If you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.