Enhance your resume, and promote your opportunities, with the MSI Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Training and Certification courses.

Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools used to improve the quality of process outputs. It identifies and removes the causes of defects (errors), and minimizes the variability, in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Champions", "Black Belts", "Green Belts", "Yellow Belts", etc.) who are experts in these methods.

The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute, is designed to give the student a solid understanding of Six Sigma principles, and teaches how to effectively lead a Six Sigma team

Learn to improve quality and reduce defects within your organization.

- History of Six Sigma

- The DMAIC Method

- Process Variances

- Value Streams

- Analyzing Variance

- Process Maps

- Plus much more.


The MSI Difference

- FREE training material included with all certifications

- Affordable and Respected

- Flexible: Training and exam done 100% online

- Competency based: Take the exam as soon as you're ready

- Members nationwide working for top companies

- Professional certificate mailed to you after you pass the exam


detailed view and application

Frequently asked questions:


Are There Prerequisites?

No, If you are an experienced Six Sigma practitioner, you may sign up for the Black Belt Certification Test and skip directly to the test. If you are new to Six Sigma, you can study the Training Material before taking the test. The Black Belt training course includes all of the course work for the Green Belt and the Yellow Belt; you will learn that material first, before moving on to the Black Belt material.


Can I get this certification through another company?

No, the Management and Strategy Institute holds US Trademark Reg. No. 4,253,067, and is the only company authorized to certify individuals as Six Sigma Black Belt Professionals (SSBBP)®


Is the Black Belt Certification Test Difficult?

Yes, to function at a high level within Six Sigma it is important for Black Belts to have a solid understanding of the related principles. This test is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test  If you are an experienced Six Sigma practitioner, you should be able to pass the test without the training material. If you are new to Six Sigma, or feel you could use some additional training, we recommend reviewing the Training Material before taking the test.


How in-depth is the training?

The Six Sigma Black Belt course, by definition, is a high-level certification. It is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of Six Sigma. It does not require a project to complete. This professional development course is designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Black Belt on a Six Sigma team. All required training material is included with the cost of the exam. Additional learning material can be purchased from our resource center if needed, but it is not required. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. 


How long is the training course?

The training course is self-paced. The time to complete and fully comprehend the material will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you're ready. You have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course.


Is the test proctored?

No, the test for the Six Sigma Black Belt course is not proctored at this time. It is timed, with a limit of three hours. You may take the test online, from home or work, whenever you are ready.


What will I receive after I pass the test?

You will be mailed a Certificate of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters, which you can give to employers who request such verification. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.


Can I see some sample questions?

Yes, there are a few sample questions from the Six Sigma Black Belt test.


Professional Competency Units (PCU):

Participants who successfully complete this certificate program will receive 30 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.


How would I list this certification on my resume?

Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:



    Management and Strategy Institute

    - Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP)®