Six Sigma Black Belt

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Graduates will master the principles and techniques of data-driven decision-making and can use this process information to reduce variation and improve performance. Participants gain a comprehensive, in-depth education of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Completion of this unique, application-centric certification process will also enable participants to use and learn the “DMAIC” methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to address specific operational challenges within their organizations. In this way, participants can improve and control constraining or unreliable processes to reduce costs, save time, increase customer satisfaction, and grow sales. Participants will also understand the importance of a Continuous Improvement Culture and have the tools to set up and lead a Continuous Improvement Council that will guide process improvements throughout their company.

Our schedule enables participants to apply as they learn, meeting in groups with other Black Belt candidates to share and learn from each other.

Between classroom sessions, participants receive 3 coaching sessions with a DVIRC Master Black Belt. These coaching sessions are designed to provide one-on-one time for discussing project progress, understanding Six Sigma process-improvement principles and associated techniques, and receiving guidance on the steps necessary for project completion.

Who Should Take This Course

DVIRC’s Six Sigma Black Belt program is the next step in training for a Green Belt graduate. People who should take this class are graduates who are looking to change the culture at their company and be the central point of contact for all process improvement work. Improving these skill sets is a cost-effective way to help employee retention while reaping the benefits of real-world project work.

What You’ll Learn

  • Introduction & Project Chartering
  • Project Management
  • Defect Tracking Tools
  • Root Cause and Corrective Action Tools
  • Advanced Statistical Tools
  • Advanced Hypothesis Testing
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Advanced Control Charting
  • Coaching and Mentoring Green Belts
  • Report Out Day

Meet Your Instructors

Alan Shell

Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services, Master Black Belt

Six Sigma Black Belt Training Benefits

Each Black Belt project, on average, yields $50,000 of benefit. Through participation in the DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt certification, you will:

  • Become an expert with the tools used at each step of the DMAIC model, learning and applying each to your selected project
  • Receive coaching from a DVIRC Master Black Belt
  • Understand process improvement, along with the “learn-and-apply” system for DMAIC
  • Access to a suite of Six Sigma macros designed for Microsoft Excel that you keep forever.
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to or by phone at 215-552-3827.