Blended Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification Program
Combine eLearning with study halls, personal coaching, and practice.
Our Blended Black Belt program includes the full Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course plus additional instructor-led training and guidance:
- 12 hours of virtual group study halls reinforce key concepts, review tool tips, and incorporate discussion time for student questions
- 1-week workshop includes hands-on exercises and project simulations to apply your LSS knowledge with instructor support
- One-on-one coaching provides personalized guidance and support as you're working on your certification projects
Blending the Best of Online & Classroom Training
Our Blended Black Belt Program supplements our standard Black Belt eLearning course and certification program with virtual and face-to-face instructor support and coaching. This training model that has been successful for our corporate clients for years is now available to individuals and small groups.
Why go with the Blended Program?
This program combines proven technology and personal interaction to achieve optimum results. Guided by our experience in working with thousands of corporate clients, we have developed an approach to develop the individual's capability to effect meaningful process change, not to merely pass a test or complete a pretend project.
- 140 hours of online learning,
- 6 Virtual, group-based training sessions - 2 hours per session to reinforce and apply online content,
- 1-Week simulation-based workshop, and
- 5 One-on-one coaching sessions
- Group kick-off meeting to set expectations,
- Connect classmates, and
- Provide an overview of eLearning course work
- Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
- Define I - Starting a Project and Leading Teams
- Define II - Voice of the Customer
- Define III - Mapping the Process
- Measure I - Measurements and Basic Statistics
- Measure II - Measurement System Analysis
- Measure III - Measurements and Basic Statistics
- Analyze I - Identifying Potent Root Causes
- Analyze II - Hypothesis Testing
- Analyze III - Design of Experiments
- InBox Lean Office Simulation
- SigmaBrew DMAIC - Project Simulation
- DOE Review & Hands-on Practice
The curriculum provides:
Program participants can begin their eLearning at any time, including in advance of the kick-off webinar. The classroom training weeks are scheduled on a quarterly basis.
Kick-off Webinar (1 hour)
MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 1-4 (25.1 hours)
Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #1 (2 hours)
MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 5-6 (14.3 hours)
Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #2 (2 hours)
MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 7-8 (19.8 hours)
Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #3 (2 hours)
MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 9 (23.15 hours)
Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #4 (2 hours)
MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 10 (30.55 hours)
Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #5 (2 hours)
1 Week Simulation-Based Workshop - (Check schedule for location.)
MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 11-12 (19.55 hours)
Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #6 (2 hours)
Training is then followed by testing and verification of experience through 2 Black Belt projects. Black Belt candidates will begin their initial project in the early stages of the training. When all the requirements have been completed, you will be awarded certification through MoreSteam.
- Personal support and peer-to-peer learning
- Guided practice using simulations and real-world examples
- Project completion supported by experienced coaches
- Certification process that produces a portfolio of workplace projects to confirm your capabilities
- Certification standard consistent with industry expectations
The MoreSteam Blended Black Belt Program provides:
This course is available in several "industry flavors": Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services. Each version features customized case studies, examples and exercises. You can select your version when you purchase the program.
The virtual Study Halls and Workshop will present more service-oriented examples.
This course supports EngineRoom® or Minitab® (version 17 or higher) data analysis software. The subscription fee for EngineRoom® software is included in the price of the EngineRoom-supported version of the course.When you enroll in the EngineRoom version, you receive 365 days of access to EngineRoom, MoreSteam's web-based data analysis tool to use along with the course and tutorials.
If you select the Minitab version of the course, you will need to purchase and provide your own license of the software.
At MoreSteam, we adhere to a high standard, where certification requires you to complete this training course, a comprehensive exam, and 2 approved projects.
Black Belt Certification is included in the Blended Black Belt program.
See the Black Belt certification process for additional information about the exam and project requirements.
- Thursday, August 29th - Kick-Off Webinar (1 hour)
- Thursday, September 19th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #1 (2 hours)
- Thursday, October 17th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #2 (2 hours)
- Thursday, November 14th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #3 (2 hours)
- Thursday, January 9th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #4 (2 hours)
- Monday, February 3rd - Friday, February 7th - Simulation workshop (Columbus, OH)
- Thursday, February 6th - DOE Study Hall #5 (2 hours) for those not attending workshop
- Thursday, March 5th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #6 (2 hours)
Fall 2019 Blended BB Wave Schedule (in session)
- Thursday, February 27th - Kick-Off Webinar (1 hour)
- Thursday, March 19th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #1 (2 hours)
- Thursday, April 23rd - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #2 (2 hours)
- Thursday, May 28th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #3 (2 hours)
- Thursday, June 25th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #4 (2 hours)
- Monday, August 3rd - Friday, August 7th - Simulation workshop (Columbus, OH)
- Thursday, August 6th - DOE Study Hall #5 (2 hours) for those not attending workshop
- Thursday, September 10th - Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall #6 (2 hours)
Spring 2020 Blended BB Wave Schedule (tentative)
The program cost is $5,950, which includes both the Black Belt training and certification process. Not only is this program more affordable, it allows you far greater flexibility and control over the pace of your studies.
The enrollment fee covers all costs for courses and materials, although if you elect to use Minitab, program participants must have access to a laptop loaded with the latest version of Minitab. You can begin your enrollment by contacting MoreSteam.
Travel and lodging fees for the classroom workshop are not included in the cost of enrollment.
The faculty for this program is provided by MoreSteam.
Dr. Lars Maaseidvaag
Senior Faculty, MoreSteam
Consultant, MoreSteam Client Services
Black Belt Course Companion
All students will receive a copy of the course reference manual. The manual is a bound compilation of the topics and tools contained in the online Black Belt course.
At the start of the program, you will be assigned an instructor (Master Black Belt) who will be your primary contact regarding questions and certification requirements. As part of the program, you receive 5 hours of one-on-one project coaching that is consumed as needed. Each coaching session is scheduled in advance and must be for a minimum of 30 minutes.
When in your online training courses, you can use the on-screen Help features (e.g., glossary of terms and site search) for information. You can contact the Course Instructor by email during regular business hours to request assistance.
For general eLearning technical support, you can visit our MoreSteam University support section, where you can search through our online knowledge base or send us a support request.
The following are system requirements for MoreSteam eLearning:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader: Latest version
- Flash 10 Player: Latest version
- Note: The course content requires that any pop-up blocker be disabled.
No additional requirements are necessary for EngineRoom Web.
When can I begin the course?
With eLearning, you can start at any time after purchase, however we do close registration two weeks before the Wave Kick-Off Webinar. You do not have to wait for other students to get started.
Are there prerequisites to this course?
This course has no prerequisites. Unlike other online providers, we do not require you to take any prerequisite course, Green Belt or other, prior to your Black Belt training. Our Black Belt course includes - as a subset - all of the material you would learn for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. If you have already taken MoreSteam's Green Belt course, contact us to request an upgrade to Black Belt.
Do I need to complete the eLearning to attend the "Study Halls" and Workshop?
Absolutely! This program requires candidates to stay on task. Before attending the Virtual Study Halls and Workshop, Black Belt candidates need to complete the defined eLearning lessons. Your coach will monitor your progress and you will be notified if you fall behind.
How long does Black Belt training take?
From the Kick-off to the last Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall, the program is 28 weeks in length. Access is provided to the online content for 365 days.
Candidates have a total of 18 months from the date of enrollment to achieve certification.
Do I need a project to complete the training?
A real-world project will significantly enhance the learning experience because you can use it to directly practice the concepts and tools as you complete the course. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you work on your first project as you are completing your training. You will also need to complete a second project to achieve certification.
Do you offer pricing discounts for groups of trainees and deployments?
Of course! Many of our larger customers send groups of employees through the Blended Black Belt program. Please contact us directly to discuss your specific needs.