Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade Online

Streamlined Black Belt training for Green Belt practitioners

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About Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade Online

This course develops Lean Six Sigma Green Belts into Black Belts who can solve more challenging problems and lead improvement teams across a wider spectrum of processes in any environment, including transactional, service, manufacturing, healthcare and financial.

Featuring the same world-class curriculum as our classroom version, this online course prepares future Black Belts to solve a wide variety of difficult problems by drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods from the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma, change leadership skills, and creative-thinking techniques for when out-of-the box solutions are required.

The Upgrade to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online course is delivered through our interactive, HTML-based eLearning system, offering accessibility and ease of use across both desktop and mobile devices (closed captioning is available). Courses are complete with engaging visual content and animated modules, as well as activities and real-world case studies. Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time.

Featuring a practical and applied focus, this online course includes training, quizzes and exams. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, process mapping, value stream mapping and mistake proofing.
  • Define, scope and execute DMAIC projects.
  • Apply a variety of DMAIC tools to business issues and transition projects from phase to phase.
  • Apply basic and more advanced statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success.
  • Close projects and hand over control to process owners.
  • Present projects to instructors, peers and managers.


What is the price of this training and education?


$1,000 without statistical software

What is the length?

108 hours of instruction, 1 year to complete course at own pace

How many CEUs are available?


Who is this training and education appropriate for?

Green Belts who want to upgrade their skills and become Black Belts

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Green Belt status with basic knowledge of Lean concepts and techniques.
  • Recommended reading
Do I need statistical analysis software?

Yes, Minitab statistical analysis software is required and can be purchased during checkout on an annual or perpetual basis.

How do I know if Black Belt training is right for me?

Visit our article "Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: Is It Right for You?" for more information and FAQs. 

How do I extend access to the course?

If you already purchased the course but need more time to complete it, you can purchase an extension here.

What is Self-Paced Training?

With Self-Paced eLearning, you complete the coursework on your own, at your own pace. You have access to material for one year.

Does this course prepare me to pass ASQ Exams?

If you’re considering certification through ASQ, our curriculum covers all the major topics needed to pass the ASQ exams. A detailed comparison is available in "FAQ: Does the Lean Methods Group's Course Prepare Me for ASQ Exams?"

Is certification included in online training?

This course does not include certification. In order to be certified by the Lean Methods Group, you must enroll in our classroom course and meet all of the certification requirements.


View the Complete Agenda

  • Five Principles of Lean
  • Kano Analysis
  • Variable Measurement Systems - Level 2 + Validation Checklist
  • Stability & Common Probability Distributions
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Simple Linear Regression & Correlation
  • Sample Size
  • ANOVA - Analysis Variance
  • Contingency Tables & Chi-Square
  • Central Limit Theorem (Optional)
  • Mean & Variance Testing Supplement (Optional)
  • Future State Value Stream Maps
  • Preventing Human Error
  • Kanban
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Basic Factorial Experiments
  • Fractional Factorial Theory
  • Fractional Factorial Practical
  • Designed Experiments 
  • Evaluating Solution Ideas
  • Survey Design and Analysis