Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who is trained in advanced Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools and is responsible for leading complex improvement projects in all areas of the organization and training / mentoring staff.

Black Belt Recommended Body of Knowledge
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Background and history
  • Principles and philosophy
  • What is Lean Six Sigma?
  • Productivity and its limitations
Hoshin Kanri Strategy
  • Housekeeping with 5S
  • Visual Control
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Kaizen
  • Quick Changes (SMED)
  • Continuous Flow (Cellular Processes)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Error-Proofing (Poka Yoke)
  • Standard work
  • Kanban
  • Lean Accounting
Problem Solving
  • 3 Disciplines
Problem Prevention (AMEF)
Six Sigma
  1. Define
    • Introduction to Define Phase
    • Project charter
    • Quality Function Deployment
    • Map requirements
    • Kano model
  2. Measure
    • Introduction to Measure Phase
    • SIPOC process map
    • Sampling
    • Process performance
    • Measurement System Analysis
  3. Analyze
    • Introduction to Analyze Phase
    • Basic statistics
    • Cause and effect
    • Pareto
    • Correlation
    • Histograms
    • Process capability
    • Box plots
    • ANOVA
  4. Improve
    • Introduction to Improve Phase
    • Design of Experiments
    • Factorial Design
    • Fractional Design
  5. Control
    • Introduction to Control Phase
    • Control charts
    • Control plan
Advanced Six Sigma Tools
  1. Define
    • Project management
  2. Advanced Tools
    • Distributions
    • Hypothesis tests
    • Confidence intervals
    • Multivari analysis
    • Linear Regression
  3. Advanced Design of Experiments
    • Multifactorial design
    • Response surface methodology
  4. Lean Design
    • Layout design

Certification Test

The Swiss Alliance Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam™ is a 150 question exam with a 3 hour allotted time. The Exam contains questions from our 120 hours recommended Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge Training which you can receive from one of the Accredited Training Partners.


In order to achieve the professional designation of Swiss Alliance Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, candidates must sit for the Swiss Alliance Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 240 points out of a total potential of 300 points.


It is recommended, but not required, that Lean Six Sigma training is obtained through a qualified training institution. It is also recommended, that those sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world Lean Six Sigma work experience and project application experience.

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