Six Sigma Belt Certification: What You Need to Consider Before Choosing a Training Program

Genna Weiss

Thinking about becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt? Have you done the research on certification training programs, but don’t know how to narrow down your options? Then this Profit through Process podcast may help.

Genna Weiss of Six Sigma IQ speaks with Jim Wasiloff, Director of the Continuous Process Improvement Program at US Army TACOM LCMC. Wasiloff gives his take on what you need to seriously consider before you sign up for any particular Lean Six Sigma Belt certification training program.

With over 20 years experience in Lean Six Sigma, Wasiloff shares what data you should look at when comparing the quality of programs, such as the gap between the number of people who sign up for the training program versus the number of people who actually go on to become fully certified from the program, and whether the program requires you to complete Lean Six Sigma projects. He also highlights the pros and cons of going with online training versus onsite training, and explains how to develop a personalized, tailored approach to choosing a certification training program based on a three-step process.

In addition, Wasiloff shares how an employer can be an influencing factor in your decision making and stresses that careful selection is key for mitigating some of the recertification challenges you may face when switching industries or companies.