Six Sigma Black Belt

DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, which includes on-site coaching and project support, features the region’s only team of Master Black Belts who work to support and mentor clients from their initial project identification and selection to successful completion. Participants gain a comprehensive, in-depth education of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Overview

The Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum is based on a “learn-and-apply” approach and builds on the lessons learned in our Six Sigma Green Belt training. Participants collaborate with our instructors to work on a real-world project at their company; DVIRC Black Belt training pays for itself through this partnership and project, and that value is further reinforced by future projects.

The DVIRC Difference

Black Belt graduates understand how to analyze non-normal data and conduct Designs-of-Experiments to improve process control and reduce production costs. Many go on to become capable leaders of larger teams and serve as technical resources for their organization’s Green Belts. Following the 11-day training, participants who pass the comprehensive final exam, complete their project, and present their results to the class are certified Black Belts.

As with our Six Sigma Green Belt training, DVIRC offers a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) guarantee for every completed Six Sigma project. Our Master Black Belt instructors will work with participants until their projects provide a value-added impact equal to (or greater than) your program investment.

Typical Black Belt projects net more than $100,000 of benefit. In some cases, the “lost” capacity identified through our process results in improvement worth millions of dollars. What’s more, our one-on-one coaching—a key component of our Six Sigma courses—ensures successful project completion.

What You'll Learn During the Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Graduates continue the journey started in Green Belt training, improving their understanding of principles and techniques of data-based process improvement using information about their processes to reduce variation and improve performance.

Jeff Kopenitz working with DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt students.

Between classroom sessions, participants host and participate in three 1.5-hour sessions with a DVIRC Master Black Belt at their own facilities. These coaching sessions are designed to provide one-on-one time for project progress discussions. This real-world work helps participants better understand Six Sigma process improvement principles and the associated techniques, while giving them guidance on the steps necessary to complete their projects.

Benefits of Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Through participation in DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt certification, you will learn to:

  • Employ the DMAIC process
  • Work with and understand customer requirements
  • Enhance process capabilities to exceed customer expectations
  • Identify projects and select project team members
  • Properly define, scope, and work on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Characterize a complex problem using the y= f(x) equation
  • Validate and collect data for effective decision-making
  • Train/mentor/coach Green Belts and project teams
  • Act as a catalyst for process improvement
  • Provide teams with ongoing support and leadership
  • Realize significant savings and increased capacity through new-found capacity, scrap reduction, and lead time improvement

Who Should Take The Six Sigma Black Belt Course

DVIRC’s Six Sigma Black Belt program is ideal for anyone who has completed Green Belt training and seeks to continue their Six Sigma journey.

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