FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 

This section presents frequently asked questions by folks interested in Lean and Six Sigma management. The questions fall into the below categories: 
 
(1) programmatic questions

(2) sample Champion certification examination questions, and 
(3) sample Green Belt certification questions.

PROGRAMATIC QUESTIONS

What are the prerequisites for Champion certification?

Four year degree from an accredited college

What are the prerequisites for Yellow Belt certification?

Champion certification

What are the prerequisites for Green Belt certification?

Yellow Belt certification

What are the prerequisites for Brown Belt certification?

Green Belt certification

What are the prerequisites for Black Belt certification?

Brown Belt certification

What are the prerequisites for Master Black Belt certification?

Black Belt certification

What are the requirements for Champion certification?

Champion examination

What are the requirements for Yellow Belt certification?

Green Belt examination + Champion certification

What are the requirements for Green Belt certification?

Project 1 + Green Belt examination + Champion certification

What are the requirements for Brown Belt certification?

Black Belt examination + Green Belt certification

What are the requirements for Black Belt certification?

Project 2 + Black Belt examination + Green Belt certification

What are the requirements for Master Black Belt certification?

Black Belt certification plus eight additional projects; supervising 4 Black and/or Green Belts (these projects count towards the eight additional projects); developing Lean / Six Sigma courseware; teaching Lean / Six Sigma seminars; and working with top management

How long will it take me to attain Champion certification?

About the equivalent to one 3-credit college course

How long will it take me to attain Yellow Belt certification?

About the equivalent to another 3-credit college course

How long will it take me to attain Green Belt certification?

About 200 to 400 hours for a project

How long will it take me to attain Brown Belt certification?

About the equivalent of two and four 3-credit college courses, depending on your particular objectives

How long will it take me to attain Black Belt certification?

About 200 to 400 more hours for a second project

How long will it take me to attain Master Black Belt certification?

Difficult to say, but mostly a function of either your job generating 8 projects or your master black belt generating 8 projects for your certification requirements.

How do I select a Six Sigma Green Belt project? Black Belt project? Master Black Belt projects?

Six Sigma projects are generated from your organizational dashboard. They can originate from the key indicators on your dashboard or from the key indicators on the dashboard of anyone above you in your chain of command.

Is there a time limit in which I have to complete my Six Sigma certification?

The deadline for completing a given level of certification is one year from the date you began the seminar for that certification level. However, you may request an extension, but all requests MUST be submitted before the 1year deadline has passed and MUST be complete before 24 months after the date you began the seminar for that certification level.  

Can I review my scored certification examination?

No, because certification examinations are based on a pass/fail bases. Further, we are concerned about the integrity of our certification examinations.  

Is mentoring available for certification examinations?

Yes

How much does it cost?

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Is coaching and support available for Six Sigma projects?

Yes

How much does it cost?

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