Master Black Belt (MBB) Details

Certification Industry: Process Improvement

Certificate Name: Master Black Belt (MBB)

Certificate Issuing Authority: ASQ.org

Certification Price: For Non ASQ members: Portfolio Review: $650 Examination Price: $2229 For ASQ members: Portfolio Rev

Certificate Validity: Lifetime

The ASQ Master Black Belt is for those individuals who possess exceptional expertise and knowledge of current industry practice.

Master Black Belts are excellent at leading, are innovative, and demonstrate a strong commitment to the practice and advancement of quality and improvement.

The average pay for a Six Sigma Master Black Belt is between $130,500 and $172,400.

Master Black Belt certification candidate is required to have ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and pass the portfolio process. The portfolio includes:-

  •  At least 5 years of experience in the role of Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt


  • Completion of 10 Six Sigma Belt Projects

Master Black Belt (MBB) Exam Details:

To qualify for the Master Black Belt Certification candidate is required to:

  • Qualify MBB examination which is a five-and-a-half-hour exam that consists of 110 multiple choice items and a performance-based assessment that measures comprehension of the MBB Body of Knowledge.
  • 100 of the multiple-choice questions are scored and 10 are unscored.
  • The performance-based portion of the exam includes situation-specific materials that candidates will be directed to evaluate and respond to.
  • It is offered in English.