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Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) Details


Certification Industry: Process Improvement

Certificate Name: Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)

Certificate Issuing Authority: ASQ.org

Certification Price: NON - ASQ MEMBERS - $498 ASQ MEMBERS - $398

Certificate Validity: Lifetime

The certified Six Sigma Black belts have a thorough understanding of Six Sigma Principles with some basic knowledge of Lean Principles. They are able to identify non-value-added elements and activities and are able to use specific tools.

The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools.

A Black Belt should demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities. The base salary for Six Sigma Black Belt ranges from $97,000 to $119,400 with an average base salary of $109,500.

To qualify for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification candidate is required to have two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of Six Sigma.

Work Experience must be in a full time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op, or any other course work cannot be applied towards the work experience requirement.

Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) Exam Details:

Exams are of two types:-

  • 1. Online :- 165-question, four-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. 150 questions are scored and 15 are unscored.
  • 2. Paper and Pencil :- 150-question, four-hour exam and is offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin in certain locations.