Lean Six Sigma Blended Black Belt
Program Training + Certification

Comprehensive, Unparalleled Instruction Designed for a Limitless Future

What's included

  • 140-Hour Online Black Belt Course
  • 6 Virtual Instructor-Led Study Halls
  • 1-Week In-Person Simulation-based Workshop
  • 5 hours of 1-on-1 Coaching & Project Support
  • Black Belt Certification Exam


Project-based learning supported by individualized coaching to achieve your Black Belt certification

Supplement our Black Belt eLearning course and certification program with instructor support, coaching, and hands-on practice. This training model has been successful for our corporate clients for years and is now available to individuals and small groups.

Our hybrid 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 case study.

classroom, instructors and online coursework


Personal support and peer-to-peer learning
Guided practice using simulations and real-world examples from a variety of industries
Exam prep and project completion supported by experienced Master Black Belt coach
Project-based certification process to confirm your capabilities and build confidence
Certification standard consistent with industry expectations
Stay connected with your peer network for long-term sharing of best practices and support


  • "Accessible, engaging and very informative!"

    – Laura, University of South Carolina

  • "Very comprehensive, covering practical key concepts and examples of various projects. I highly recommend this training."

    – Jon, T. Marzetti Company

  • "This is one of the best online courses that I have attended. It provides a very clear understanding of Lean Six Sigma, even to the uninitiated."

    – Senapathy, Emirates NBD

  • "I really enjoyed the course. I have started applying many of the methodologies into my day-to-day routines, and I can see the difference."

    – Abdi, Hertz

  • "EngineRoom was great — I couldn't have passed without it!"

    – Michele, Biogen

Program Design

We've designed this program to ensure your success. We put it all together for you.

Program Design

From the Kick-off to the last Virtual Instructor-Led Study Hall, the program is 28 weeks in length. Candidates have a total of 18 months from the date of enrollment to achieve certification and have full access to the online content during that period.

Program Details

Course length: 28 weeks

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.

Training is 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.

Participants must have certification complete within 18 months.

Blended Black Belt
Training + Certification

The enrollment fee covers all costs for the courses and materials as well as:

  • 140-Hour Online Black Belt Course
  • 6 Virtual Instructor-Led Study Halls
  • 1-Week In-Person Simulation-based Workshop
  • 5 hours of 1-on-1 Coaching & Project Support
  • Black Belt Certification Exam


If you elect to use Minitab, program participants must have access to a laptop loaded with the latest version of Minitab.

Program Schedule

Kickoff: May 4th, 2023
Workshop: October 9th – October 13th, 2023

Workshop location: Columbus, OH


Now in session. Not accepting new enrollments.

Kickoff: September 1st, 2022
Workshop: January 30th – February 3rd, 2023

Workshop location: Columbus, OH


Kickoff: February 23rd, 2023
Workshop: July 31st – August 4th, 2023

Workshop location: Columbus, OH


Kickoff: August 31st, 2023
Workshop: January 29th – February 2nd, 2024

Workshop location: Columbus, OH


Ready to Get Started?


No robots. Only humans.

You'll still get a human here, too.

Kick-off Webinar
1 HR
Online Course Work27 HRS
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Define I - Starting a Project and Leading Teams
  • Define II - Voice of the Customer
  • Define III - Mapping the Process
Study Hall #1
Online Course Work15 HRS
  • Measure I - Measurements and Basic Statistics
  • Measure II - Measurement System Analysis
Study Hall #2
Online Course Work22 HRS
  • Measure III - Charting Process Behavior
  • Analyze I - Identifying Potential Root Causes
Study Hall #3
Online Course Work22 HRS
  • Analyze II - Hypothesis Testing
Study Hall #4
1-Week Simulation Workshop
  • InBox Lean Office Simulation
  • SigmaBrew DMAIC - Project Simulation
  • DOE Review & Hands-on Practice
Online Course Work32 HRS
  • Analyze III - Design of Experiments
Study Hall #5

(for those not attending workshop)

Online Course Work19 HRS
  • Improve
  • Control
Study Hall #6
test tube
Exam & Project Work

Program Instructors & Coaches

Course material written by industry experts with years of experience, making this the most comprehensive and beneficial online Black Belt course available.

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Maria Fry

Master Black Belt | MoreSteam Client Services

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Lars Maaseidvaag Vice President of Product Development

Lars Maaseidvaag

Vice President of Product Development |

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Peg Pennington

President |

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the system requirements for this course?

The following are system requirements for MoreSteam eLearning:

  • The latest version of the following browsers:

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  • Display Properties Setting: Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • Audio: Optional audio in course.
  • Disable any pop-up blocker while in the course content.
  • Microsoft 365®
  • Note: Courses supporting Minitab® or JMP® contain Microsoft Excel® templates for the template tools not provided in those software packages.

    Additional system requirements for Minitab and JMP courses include:

    • Macro Security: Microsoft Excel macro security must be set to medium or lower.
    • Toolpaks: The Microsoft Excel Analysis Toolpak and Analysis Toolpak VBA must be installed.

How do I access the course?

You can access the course anywhere you can get on the Internet — simply login at from your computer, tablet, or phone.

When can I begin the course and how long does it take?

With eLearning, you can start at any time after purchase, however we do close registration two weeks before the Kick-Off Webinar. You do not have to wait for other students to get started.

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.

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.

Are there any course customizations for my industry?

Industry Options

This course is available in several "industry-specific 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.

Software Options

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.

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 project as you are completing your training. You will also need to complete a second project to achieve certification.

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.

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.