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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Qualifying People - Developing Future


Phase 1: 4th to 5th April 2020 (Sat-Sun)

Phase 2: 11th to 12th April 2020 (Sat-Sun)

Phase 3: 18th to 19th April 2020 (Sat-Sun)

What is Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)?

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) is the highest and most exclusive qualification level under the Lean Six Sigma quality management methodology. It enables professionals to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma at an advanced level of proficiency. Capturing all aspects of the D-M-A-I-C model, the program equips professionals to demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities to lead a full time Lean Six Sigma project.

Who should get certified?

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program trains professionals to lead complex improvement projects, typically in a full-time capacity. TÜV SÜD’s Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program would be best suited for senior management, team leaders and quality assurance engineers.

Professionals whose objectives are to implement the concepts of Lean, Design for Six Sigma, D-M-A-I-C and Total Productive Maintenance would essentially benefit from the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Training Duration

48 hours | 6 days instructor-led classroom training.

The program is conducted in two phases:

  • Phase I - The first part of the training (3 days) covers the Define, Measure & Analyze phases
  • Phase II - The second part (3 Days) takes you through the Improve and Control phase.

Two complete practice projects are undertaken in the classroom to help participants understand the implementation of Lean Six Sigma in real life business scenarios.

Key Deliverables

  • Learn under the guidance of certified Master Black Belts (MBBs) with multi-industry exposure and extensive project knowledge.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training kit with pre-study material
  • Sample question papers and case studies
  • End-to-end project support
  • Training on MINITAB® software
  • 2 Simulation projects
  • Globally accepted Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate


Participants applying for TÜV SÜD’s Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training are required to meet the following two pre-requisites:

  • Must have completed a globally accepted Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training (Green Belt project completion is not required as most of the participants take their first project as a Black Belt project).
  • Must have gone through the pre-study material shared upon registration.

Body of Knowledge (BoK)

TÜV SÜD follows an internationally accepted Body of Knowledge concept, which is revised regularly considering the changing dynamics of industries across the globe. The course outline would cover the following concepts:

  • Overview
    • Introduction and ground rules
    • Review of material covered in Green Belt training
    • Overview of Six Sigma, Lean and other continuous improvement methodologies
    • Strategic planning and deployment for initiatives
      • Hoshin Kanri
      • Portfolio
      • SWOT
    • Roles and responsibilities of leadership, organizational roadblocks and change management
    • Stakeholder management and benchmarking
    • Performance and financial measures
    • Team success factors and team facilitation


  • Define Phase
    • Voice of customer data collection
    • Project Management
      • CPM
      • Activity Network Diagrams
      • PERT
      • Risk Analysis
    • QFD and Kano Analysis Models
    • Lean Tools (Metrics)


  • Measure Phase
    • Types of Data, Sampling Strategies and Seven Quality Tools
    • Advanced Measurement Systems Analysis
      • Gage Linearity
      • Kappa and Kendall Coefficients
    • Multi-Vari Charts
    • Process Capability for Non-normal and Attribute Data
    • Lean Tools (Process Flow Metrics and Value Steam Maps)
  • Analyze Phase
    • Calculate and interpret correlation coefficient and regression analysis, multi-variate tools
    • Hypothesis tests
      • Sample size
      • Confidence intervals
      • Non-parametric tests
      • Contingency tables
    • GAP Analysis
    • Lean Tools (Waste Analysis and Spaghetti Diagrams)
  • Improve Phase
    • Design of Experiments (Two-level full and fractional factorial, Robust Design)
    • Lean Tools (Pull Systems, Cycle-time reduction, Kaizen and TOC)
    • Pilot Plans
  • Control Phase
    • Advanced SPC
      • Moving Average
      • CUSUM
      • Short Run
      • Special Rules for SPC
    • Lean Tools (TPM and Visual Factory)
    • Measurement Systems Reanalysis
    • DFSS Framework
    • Quick review of concepts covered and Q&A


Examination / Certification

Candidates are required to pass a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)-based online examination measuring the comprehension of TÜV SÜD’s Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge. The duration of the examination is 180 minutes, with 100 MCQs, offered in English.

All candidates scoring 70% or above are awarded with TÜV SÜD’s Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate.

Your Benefits

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program prepares participants to upskill their business efficiency processes through enhanced learning, performance and fulfilment. With our Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, participants are able to:

  • Gain expertise in problem solving and data analysis.
  • Eliminate waste and improve deliverables within the organization.
  • Gain confidence to take up complex (cross-functional) projects.
  • Deliver projects with quantifiable results.
  • Align project outcomes with business objectives.
  • Mentor teams on project management.
  • Manage critical outcome-driven milestones.
  • Coach Green Belts.
  • Understand advanced statistical tools.
  • Move ahead in the business excellence career path.
  • Globally accepted Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What should be the time gap between Green Belt and Black Belt? Should I do a project after Green Belt (before I go for Black Belt)?

    Any Green Belt trained / certified professional can go ahead for Black Belt. If it is feasible for you to do a GB project, you may go ahead. But in some cases where people find that identifying and doing a project is not easy in their organizations, they prefer doing a single project after BB (with just one project they can get a BB project completion certification which would have otherwise required two projects).

    Is completion of a live project mandatory for getting certified as Green Belt or Black Belt?

    No, individuals are certified on the basis of completing the classroom training and clearing the examination on the last day of the training. However, it is recommended that each participant carries out a project at his workplace at the first opportunity.

    Some of the Black Belt programs are 16-20 days in duration and your program is shorter. Would you be covering everything?

    The extremely complex tools (for new product design) that are covered on great detail in a 16-day program are practically of relevance to R&D people only.

    Some of these tools are:

    • DOE (Design of Experiments) - Covered in our training to the extent required (applicable)
    • Taguchi Methodology - Not covered
    • QFD (Quality Function Deployment)

    Most of the organizations (especially service sector) have gone for our recommendations, since the complex design tools are never used in most scenarios. We believe it is better to be familiar and confident about tools which actually apply to your work area.

    Can I go for your Black Belt certification without getting Green Belt certified?

    No, completing a Green Belt training is a pre-requisite to start with the next level - Back Belt.



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