Six Sigma Black Belt for Industry Professionals

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Are you ready to take your expertise to the next level and lead impactful transformations? Enroll in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and propel your career forward. Develop advanced skills to optimize processes, elevate customer experience, and become a highly sought-after professional across various industry sectors.

Course length
25 weeks instruction + an additional 60 days to complete the project report. Participants are required to submit their project ideas within the first 3 weeks of the course start date, so it is recommended that you have a project in mind when you register.

The asynchronous online course consisting of lecture videos, active learning activities, and knowledge checks

Online–asynchronous online course with real time project mentorship

What you'll receive
Participants receive a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering demonstrating their commitment to professional growth and staying current with industry trends.

Originally developed during the post-WWII industrial boom, Six Sigma has evolved into a dynamic approach that drives efficiency, productivity, and excellence. The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification equips you with the expertise needed to drive excellence, efficiency, and productivity in any field. This program empowers you to implement sophisticated process improvements, enhance customer satisfaction, and emerge as a leader armed with the specialized mastery of Six Sigma. 

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Empowering Learners for Success

Stand out as a leader by cultivating advanced skills that directly impact process efficiency and customer satisfaction. The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a comprehensive program that includes 25 weeks of intensive training and a 60-day advanced project. During this course, you'll master advanced techniques to:

  • Lead Strategic Projects: Address complex challenges with a focus on the Voice of the Customer.
  • Optimize Workflows: Eliminate inefficiencies for operational excellence.
  • Analyze Advanced Data: Tackle real-world issues through data analysis.
  • Champion Process Excellence: Streamline operations with advanced process mapping.
  • Deploy Quality Tools: Apply quantitative techniques to drive change and improvements.
  • Strategize for Growth: Develop strategies for enhanced customer satisfaction and growth.
  • Sustain Excellence: Ensure long-term process quality and operational efficiency improvements.
  • Master Data Analysis: Gain proficiency in experimental design, regression analysis, and empirical modeling.
  • Quality Control Mastery: Implement advanced quality control techniques.
  • Six Sigma Strategy: Deepen understanding of Six Sigma methodology and its application.

Industry Recognized Credential

As one of the world’s top-ranked engineering schools an ASU Certificate is recognized globally as a premier qualification.

To earn your Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate:

  • All participants must complete the course and pass the final exam with a score of at least 70 percent. 
  • All participants must complete the 60-day process improvement project report.

With this certification you’ll also qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Units (PDU)


Who should enroll

This program is tailored for professionals who aspire to lead and drive advanced improvements across diverse industries. Ideal participants include:


The program requires participants to have following background:

  • One previous course in statistics within the last five years or a concurrent working knowledge of statistical methods
  • Proficient in computing and interpreting the sample mean and standard deviation; previous exposure to the normal distribution; familiarity with concepts of testing hypotheses such as the t-test
  • Constructing and interpreting a confidence interval, model-fitting using the method of least squares, and some familiarity with matrix algebra 
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification or training

Instructional Team

The Six Sigma Black Belt for Professionals certification program is meticulously crafted by a collaborative team of faculty members, seasoned industry professionals, instructional designers, and Six Sigma experts. The program's course framework and assessments are rigorously validated and tailored to the specific needs and standards of any service/transactional industry.

Our comprehensive curriculum, including instructional videos, exams, and engaging activities, is thoughtfully guided by the expertise of the following instructor:

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Jim Boblett

Operational Excellence and Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt with more than 20 years of extensive experience in all forms of engineering, management, quality leadership and reshaping culture. Jim is known for recognizing and acting on opportunities to improve processes and workflows, and for solving complex problems with both processes and personnel. He has expert skills of engaging and empowering teams to develop solutions leading to successful outcomes, while simultaneously building highly effective and productive relationships of trust with internal and external customers.

Jim learned the Toyota Production System and Lean Six-Sigma (LSS), while working at Rubbermaid Incorporated in the early 1990’s, has used these methodologies and earned his Master Black Belt certification from Arizona State University. For the last 20+ years, he has been instrumental in rolling out Lean & Six-Sigma (Operational Excellence), in a variety of companies in China, UK, Ireland, France, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States.

Jim has hands-on experience implementing LSS principles in other industries, including medical, drug delivery device, surgical equipment, healthcare, construction, retail, telecommunications, consumer products, technology, government and software. He has trained and lectured with organizations worldwide, in all, he has trained and certified over 300 people in LSS




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Join us on this transformative learning journey and gain the power to drive real change in your organization. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add value to your career. Enroll now and take the next step towards becoming a Six Sigma expert.

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Lean methods focus on streamlining processes, removing wasteful practices, and increasing process efficiency. Lean creates systems that produce results very quickly and at a low cost per unit.

Six Sigma methods focus on reducing the variation in process results, and centering the process on a specific performance level. Six Sigma creates high quality, defect-free products and services.

Combined, Lean and Six Sigma represent a powerful and comprehensive set of organizational and process improvement tools

Yellow Belt is an introduction to the foundational concepts of Lean Six Sigma and provides a series of tools used to make process improvements. The online course features videos, activities and discussion posts followed by a final exam. The hybrid course also includes a 3-hour, virtual, live training to practice using the tools. 

Green Belt is an extensive training in Lean and Six Sigma methodology. The online course consists of 10 weeks of instructions with videos, quizzes, online discussions and a final exam. The Green Belt also requires a 60-day applied project where participants will utilize the tools and methodology to implement changes in their organization.  

Black Belt furthers the training from the Green Belt program. Participants learn how to effectively lead teams in Six Sigma methodologies and work with stakeholders on projects. The Black Belt program trains on advanced statistical methods and analysis, and includes an applied project where participants will lead a team in utilizing the tools and methodology to implement changes in their organization.  

Master Black Belt is the final level of certification and is for participants looking to deploy Six Sigma at the top levels of an organization. Participants learn how to manage large scale organizational improvement units, practicing advanced statistical analysis, and leading six sigma strategy. 

The Black Belt program is offered twice a year.

The Black Belt program takes 8 months to complete. The program consists of 25 weeks of instruction followed by 8 weeks to complete the applied project. 

Green Belt certification is required before you can enroll in the Black Belt program. This course requires more advanced statistical analysis so college level statistics experience is recommended. 

The Six Sigma Black Belt programs require an applied project to be completed during the program. This program is typically done in the context of the participant’s workplace or a volunteer position they hold. As a participant you are responsible for finding a project that you will be able to complete during the timeframe of the program. The instructor for the course can assist you in choosing your project but will not assign projects to participants. If you are concerned about finding an appropriate project please reach out to us at

Registration is open for one week after a program starts. The first week consists of introductions and learning the platform so participants can easily catch up.

If you change your mind about a course we can offer refunds up until the start of the program. You can also transfer to a later program before the start date.  Once the program starts we cannot offer refunds. If you would like to transfer to a later program after the program has already started there is a $500 transfer fee. We can also offer extensions for deadlines if necessary. Please reach out to your instructor and if you need an extension.

We offer discounts for ASU employees, alumni and students. We also offer discounts for military veterans and groups of 5 or more people. Please email us at for more information on our discounts.

We offer custom programs for organizations that are looking to get several members of their team certified. Our team can work with you to come up with a program that fits your needs. Please email us at for more information.  We are able to offer group discounts to our online programs for large groups. 

You will receive an email inviting you to join the course on Canvas a few days before your program starts. The welcome email will contain any additional information you need. If you don’t hear anything by the start date of your program please email us at 

The online programs are all asynchronous and do not have scheduled meetings. If you would like to meet with the instructor for your course they can schedule an appointment with you.

Make sure you have completed all the requirements of the course you are taking. Once the course end date has passed, ASU will verify completion of all requirements. Once your certification is verified you will receive an email with a digital copy of your certification and instructions on accessing a digital badge. Physical certificates will also be sent to all participants.

Please be aware that instructors need to review each of the final project reports. This may take some time, so please be patient allow time for your certificate to be verified and processed. Please email us at if you have any questions.

We do offer extensions for deadlines in our programs. We can offer extensions for up to 2 months after the end of the program. If you need an extension please contact your instructor and