Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Enroll anytime. Participants will be contacted upon enrollment and will have 6 months to complete the program.

This program is a combination of online self paced recorded lectures, online materials and exams plus 50 hours of one to one coaching on a Lean Six Sigma project dedicated to your business.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program allows students to complete certification requirements for one of the most important and impactful credentials in business today.

The Lean Six Sigma discipline combines two of the most powerful improvement methodologies in modern history—Six Sigma and Lean. This course is designed for business professionals looking to lead Quality initiatives. Black Belts are capable of and typically oversee Green Belts and their projects and are qualified to participate with senior management in the creation and execution of an organizational Quality strategy.

There are two required elements for Black Belt Certification, both of which will be overseen by your Black Belt instructor/consultant:

  1. Training: Online asynchronous training will be available to the Belt candidates for 120 days from registration; This training includes access to the electronic class manual, online lectures, chapter quizzes, and the certification exam;
  2. Class Black Belt Project: A significant company sponsored project will be the basis for the application of Lean Six Sigma concepts, tools, and techniques in the generation of a project plan for a process improvement project. You Black Belt instructor will provide up to 50 hours of guidance for class project work.

All course materials and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam fee are included in the program registration fee of $14,995.*

*Costs include $3,995 for the training and $11,000 for class project Black Belt oversight. UNH Professional Development Training and WGA requires that the instructor/consultant certifies the BB candidate is able to do everything expected of Black Belts upon graduation. The typical return on investment for the class project is $75,000 - $125,000+.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification students are eligible for 106 PDUs for Project Management Institute (PMI) certification.

Prerequisites: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt  $2,499

Hear what participants are saying about instructor Kevin Yonge:

"The clear and repeated exposure to the key tools within Lean Six Sigma were very important in solidifying the knowledge."

"Kevin's personal experience added so much value in really understanding in a practical way the LSS tools are used in different context."

"Kevin was a great instructor!His comfort in front of the classroom really made a difference. The ease in which he demonstrated the content really displayed his expertise in this topic area. It created and environment of trust that allowed really valuable question and answer conversations."

"The instructor has a vast knowledge of the subject matter. Real work experience."

Important Notice: Enrollment is rolling. The program will begin on your desired start day and must be completed within 6 months.  Coaching and project work is tailored to your schedule.

After enrollment, you will be contacted with participation information.  If you would like to be invoiced, please email Claire Guilmette at claire.guilmette@unh.edu to enroll.

Contact Stacey Boyle, UNH Professional Development and Training with questions at stacey.boyle@unh.edu or 603-770-8200.

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What You Will Learn


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Program Description

A Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) is among the most sought-after professional skills in any industry today.  As a Lean Sis Sigma Black Belt, your expertise of Lean Six Sigma techniques and strategies can significantly contribute to the organization’s bottom line and more importantly, meet customer expectations.

Lean Six Sigma addresses the best of both worlds, Lean (identification and elimination of waste), and Six Sigma (elimination of variation and defects).  As a Black Belt, you will lead and mentor other colleagues in a Continuous Improvement Program, work with management and process owners to identify opportunities for improvement project initiatives and manage a portfolio of Lean Six Sigma projects consistent with business strategy needs.

Typically, a full-time position, the LSSBB plays a significant role with a focus on improving quality, productivity, cost reduction, and revenue.

Duration:                  8-days (56-hours) lecture plus 50 hours project work

This course provides 106 PDUs for eligible PMPs: Education: 106: (35-Ways of Working; 35-Power Skills; 36-Business Acumen)


Course Introduction:

  • Video Controls
  • List of Course Materials and System Requirements
  • Course Description/Objectives
  • Certification Requirements
  • How to Install the Analysis ToolPak in Excel
  • SigmaXL Add-in to Excel

Section-1.0 Six Sigma and Lean Overview:

  • Six Sigma Overview
  • Six Sigma History
  • Six Sigma Approach Y=f(x)
  • Six Sigma Methodology
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Lean Overview:

  • What is Lean?
  • Lean History
  • The Five Principles of Lean & TAKT Time
  • The Eight Sources of Waste (MUDA)
  • Lean and Six Sigma

Section-2.0 Define Phase

Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals:

  • Defining a Process
  • VOC/VOB/VOP and CTQs
  • Design for Six Sigma
    • QFD and FMEA (DFMEA and PFMEA, Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Pareto Analysis (80:20 Rule)
  • Theory of Constraints

Lean Six Sigma Projects:

  • Six Sigma Metrics
  • Business Case and Charter
  • Project Team Selection, Stakeholder Analysis, Team Roles and RACI
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Planning

Process Mapping:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Mapping – Swim Lane
  • Spaghetti Mapping
  • Brin Thought/Mind Mapping


Section-3.0 Measure Phase

Process Definition:

  • Cause and Effect (Fishbone) Diagram
  • Cause and Effect Matrix
  • Process Mapping (review)
  • Failure Modes and Effects (FMEA) Analysis


Six Sigma Statistics:

  • Basic Statistics
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Distributions and Normality
  • Graphical Analysis

Measurement System Analysis (MSA):

  • What is MSA? Why? Purpose? Use?
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Bias, Linearity, and Stability
  • Gage R&R
  • Variable and Attribute Data

Process Capability:

  • Capability Analysis
  • Concept of Stability
  • Attribute and Discrete Capability
  • Monitoring Techniques

Section-4.0 Analyze Phase

Patterns of Variation

  • Multi-Vari Analysis
  • Classes of Distribution

Inferential Statistics

  • Understanding Inference
  • Sampling Techniques and Uses
  • Sample Size
  • Central Limit Theorem


Hypothesis Testing

  • Goals of Hypothesis Testing
  • Statistical Significance
  • Risk: Alpha and Beta
  • Types of Hypothesis Tests

Hypothesis Testing: Normal Data

  • One and Two-Sample T-Tests
  • One Sample Variance
  • One Way ANOVA

Hypothesis Testing: Non-Normal Data

  • Mann-Whitney
  • Kruskal-Wallis
  • Moods Medium
  • Freidman
  • One Sample Sign
  • One Sample Wilcoxon
  • One and Two-Sample Proportion
  • Chi-Squared (Contingency Tables)
  • Test of Equal Variance

Section-5.0 Improve Phase

Simple Linear Regression:

  • Correlation
  • X-Y Diagram
  • Regression Equations
  • Residual Analysis

Multiple Regression Analysis:

  • Non-Linear Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Residuals Analysis
  • Data Transformation, Box Cox
  • Stepwise Regression

Designed Experiments:

  • Experiment Objectives
  • Experimental Methods
  • DOE Design Considerations

Full Factorial Experiments:

  • 2k Full Factorial Designs
  • Linear and Quadratic Models
  • Balanced and Orthogonal Designs

Lean Solutions Concepts:

  • Work Cells
  • Single-Piece Flow
  • Changeovers
  • Capturing the Improvement Data
  • Planning and Facilitating Kaizen Events
  • Solution Matrix/Consensus Criteria Prioritization
  • FMEA and RPN

Section-6.0 Control Phase

Lean Controls:

  • Control Methods for 5S/6S
  • Kanban
  • Poke-Yoke
  • Visual Management
  • Standard Work

Statistical Process Control (SPC):

  • Data Collection for SPC
  • I-MR Chart
  • Xbar-R Chart
  • U Chart
  • P Chart
  • NP Chart
  • X-S Chart
  • CumSum Chart
  • EWMA Chart
  • Control Methods
  • Control Chart Anatomy
  • Subgroups, Variation, Sampling

Six Sigma Control Plans:

  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Elements of the Control Plan
  • Elements of the Response Plan
  • Project Documentation

P.D.C.A., DMAIC, and Other Continuous Improvement Processes

Review of Objectives

Tools & Materials


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

All certificate course materials and exams are included in the price of program enrollment.

  • Handouts
  • Class Project templates
    • LSSBB Project Source File Template
    • Project Report Out Template
    • Statistical Analysis Tools
    • SigmaXL Sample Data File
  • Class manual
    • Digital manual is available in the Online content
    • Hard Copy manual will be mailed to you
  • Course includes a license of Sigma XL data analytics software 
  • A hard copy diploma with your new Black Belt Credential will be mailed to you.

Instructor Bios


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Kevin Yonge

    Kevin Yonge

    Kevin M. Yonge joined the William George Associates, Ltd. Team in April 2019 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Continuous Improvement Management, Sales Management, and Quality Management arenas.  Kevin has been a Lean and Lean Six Sigma practitioner and instructor since 1997 and continues to provide businesses and students with the programs and skills necessary to improve their financial and professional development needs, respectively.  Kevin’s previous industry experience includes the Defense, Aerospace, Motion Control, Computer, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Commercial Industries. Kevin also provides consulting services to both large and small corporations in the design, development, and deployment of Continuous Improvement Programs.  These programs continue to positively impact the business’ bottom line and product/service quality.  Kevin earned his M.B.A.-Management from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and holds professional certifications including Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Scrum/Agile Master.

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