Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade 

Course Description

Following the disciplined Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap, this course teaches you how to collect and analyze performance data, identify inefficiencies and problems, pinpoint root causes, and institute new protocols to greatly improve processes. In addition to teaching the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma, this course also provides skills in leading teams through the process of change.
Locations - Denver, CO 

Delivery Mode: 
In Person
Lean Six Sigma
12 days
CEU Credits: 


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Course Overview

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participant will be able

  • Apply Lean such concepts as 5S, waste reduction, process mapping, value stream mapping and mistake proofing.
  • Define, scope and execute DMAIC projects.
  • Apply the DMAIC methodology to business issues and transition projects from phase to phase.
  • Apply basic and more advanced statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success.
  • Close projects and hand over control to process owners.
  • Present projects to instructors, peers and managers.


No prerequisites are required but basic math, project management, and communication and leadership skills are desirable. If you have already taken Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training, please contact us to upgrade to Black Belt.

Who Should Attend?

  • Operational excellence practitioners and leaders
  • Team leaders; program, product, and project managers
  • Anyone in any industry who wants to develop new or refine existing problem-solving skills
  • Anyone with a focus on career-building and improving their visibility within their company


  • Proficiency of at least 70% on exams
  • Submission and acceptance of Black Belt Project
  • Active participation in the classroom


3 weeks of in-person class spread over 3-4 months. All weeks are 4 days in length. 

To be eligible to obtain CEUs

Participants must attend all instructor-led sessions and fully contribute to all instructional activities.

This course follows the disciplined Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap, providing Green Belts with advanced tools to define and scope a problem, collect and analyze performance data, identify inefficiencies and problems, pinpoint root causes, and implement solutions to greatly improve and control processes. In addition to teaching the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma, this upgrade course covers skills in leading teams through the process of change. It also includes material on brainstorming, innovation and the application of creative thinking techniques.

Minitab statistical software package is used.

9.6 CEUs are available for this course.

9 PDUs are available for this course.


Certified Green Belt.

During Green Belt to Black Belt upgrade training, we go broader and deeper into DMAIC tools and techniques covered in Green Belt training.


  • Project  Scoping & Definition


  • Basic Statistics
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Process Capability


  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Lean Process Analysis
  • Sample Size Selection


  • Statistically Designed Experiments
  • Solution Prioritization & Optimization
  • Advanced Regression


  • Mistake Proofing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survey Design and Analysis

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Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes 6 weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment. We ask for 6-weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

  • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
  • Requests received within 4 weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
  • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
  • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
  • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.