At Lean Sigma Corporation, we pride ourselves on having an easy to use online training portal that satisfies our students needs. Below are some frequently asked questions to help you better understand what Lean Sigma Corporation offers. Our FAQ list covers general inquiries, online certifications, courseware licensing client, and custom hosted LMS client questions.
Yes, our courseware and training program has been extensively reviewed and accredited by The Council for Six Sigma Certification. The Council for Six Sigma Certification is a global accreditation provider focused on ensuring the consistent use and delivery of minimum standards for Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Certifications.
Yes. Your Lean Sigma Corporation certification is recognized internationally, as our certification is recognized by the global organization Council for Six Sigma Certification.
Yes. The online training you will receive from Lean Sigma Corporation will prepare you as a Six Sigma practitioner. We are able to ensure this by providing you courseware that is in line with all other online certifications. Our content and body of knowledge is aligned to the ASQ BOK, the International Association of Six Sigma Certifications, and most importantly, accredited by the Council for Six Sigma Certifications.
No. Once you have successfully passed your certification exam for Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or your certification exam and project for Black Belt, your credentials will be perpetual.
Lean Sigma Corporation provides its content through an online portal with professional narrated e-learning modules and interactive quizzes. All of the material is the online content is available to download as a PDF for print. Each course will provide a general overview of Six Sigma and then deep dive into the five DMAIC phases, with quizzes throughout and a test at the end of each phase. The exception will be Yellow Belt, which only covers Define, Measure and Control phases of Six Sigma’s DMAIC process.
The course content is focused on providing you training in six sigma methodologies while touching on some lean practices. There are many cases in the training, and in the business world, where lean and six sigma cross paths and work together to provide business solutions. Our curriculum is accredited by the Council for Six Sigma Certifications as a Lean Six Sigma curriculum. We are confident that with the Black Belt certification, our students are receiving an education in both six sigma and lean methodologies.
As of June 2018 in a survey of 240 users, Lean Sigma Corporation's online training satisfaction rating was 96%.
One of the last requirements for course completion for all users is a simple feedback survey. We value your feedback and seek to make reasonable attempts to address your suggestions and ideas. This approach has been essential to achieving our exceptional satisfaction rating.
Yes we will accommodate purchase orders. Please contact us to coordinate.
We will establish monthly or annual invoicing for your license agreement and our payment terms are "Due on Receipt" unless otherwise stated in your license agreement. We prefer ACH payments if possible and can also set up recurring credit card or echeck payments.
Yes, instead of paying for your certification course all at once, we also offer the same certification courses on a 3-month or 5-month payment plan. This is not a subscription however, once the 7-day refund window ends, you are obligated to make all payments of your payment plan.
No - we are not a PMI ATP however, our online courses are recognized PDU courses by PMI and provide the following PDUs:
- Black Belt - 105 PDU
- Green Belt - 85 PDU
- Yellow Belt - 45 PDU
Online Certification FAQs
To run the analytical tests in the course, you will need access to either Minitab or SigmaXL. If you have access to one of these statistical software tools, then you will not need to purchase any additional software. If you do not have access to one of these statistical software programs, you will need to purchase the course with the Minitab or SigmaXL add on. By purchasing one of those versions of the course, we will send you a license key to the software of your choice.
In order to offer exceptional training value at affordable rates, we provide timed licenses of Minitab. When you purchase a Black Belt or Green Belt course that includes Minitab as your selected software, we include a Minitab license key. Upon activation, you will have 6 months from the date of activation to use the software.
Our Yellow Belt is rated at 45 hours for completion, our Green Belt is rated at 85 hours for completion, and our Black Belt is rated at 105 hours for completion. Because of the online nature of the course, you will be able to navigate the course in a manner that is most suitable to your own work habits. Most students are able to successfully complete the Black Belt (our longest certification) within 6 months of registration, with some of the more aggressive students certifying in as few as 3 months.
Upon purchase and registration you will have access to our online training system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlike all other online training providers, we grant you perpetual access to our online system. That mean you will always have access to all lessons, exercises, quizzes, practice tests, forum, glossary and more. It's a community that we wish to create and you will be part of it.
From the product page simply choose the training course that does not have the software option included.
Yes, and No
Standard Black Belt Courses:
A project is required for Black Belt certifications. Black Belt candidates are required to submit a report for each phase of DMAIC. The report will be reviewed by a Master Black Belt and, if accepted, the candidate will be notified and provided feedback. If work needs to be done, the candidate may be invited to schedule a tollgate for that phase. Tollgates are held via conference call and weblink, candidates will be required to present and defend their project progress and results and receive coaching and feedback.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Practicum Course:
Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Practicum course replaces the project submission requirement by adding 35 situational exercises that require the use of Minitab. You will learn a whole new skillset while achieving your Black Belt certification. The exercises are required items in this course and provide "How to" screencasts and result interpretations.
No. Green Belt certification requirements include passing all tests, the certification exam and completing a project case study. All requirements for Green Belt certification can be completed online through our learning management system.
No, Green Belt is not a prerequisite for Black Belt. Our Green Belt program is a subset of Black Belt, and our Yellow Belt program is a subset of Green Belt. If you wish, you can start directly with Black Belt training and earn your certification from Lean Sigma Corporation online.
Both Green Belt and Black Belt courses cover the full DMAIC curriculum. However, Black Belt covers more analytical topics than Green Belt. Some of the topics that are covered by Black Belt but not by Green Belt are:
- Multi-Vari Analysis
- Classes of Distributions
- Data Transformation
- Stepwise Regression
- Logistic Regression
- Design of Expiriments
- Full Factorial Experiments
- Fractional Factorial Experiments
Additionally, Black Belt candidates are required to complete a Six Sigma project and pass each DMAIC phase project tollgate with a Master Black Belt.
Yellow Belt certification covers the fundamentals of Six Sigma through the full discovery of the Define, Measure and Control phases of the DMAIC methodology. Yellow Belt certification does not require the use of statistical analysis software programs or heavy analytical exercises. Those who achieve Yellow Belt certification will be extremely well versed in the process of the DMAIC methodology and the foundations of Six Sigma.
Yes, you will receive an official certification letter that will be available immediately once you complete your certification requirements. Additionally, we will send you a certificate within 4-6 weeks of completing your course. Lastly, your name, certification, and unique certification number will be included in our official certification directory.
The online training allows you access to support from a Master Black Belt through email at any time. The project tollgate meetings that are required for each phase are included as part of the standard online training course. With purchase of the Black Belt course, you will have access to a forum and internal messaging system that will allow you to send notes to other students and/or instructors. If you would like one on one mentoring throughout your project, you may add the additional purchase of access to a mentor at the time of your course purchase.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: 105 PDUs or 11 CEUs
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: 85 PDUs or 9 CEUs
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: 45 PDUs or 5 CEUs
As of October 2021, Lean Sigma Corporation has certified 4,394 people.
Courseware Licensing FAQs
No, the electronic distribution rights for Lean Sigma Corporation are very restrictive. Our intellectual property is the foundation of our business and we take protecting it seriously. You may not email or provide electronic versions of the courseware via download or browser based viewing from a web server or file sharing server without written permission from the Lean Sigma Corporation. We do provide for electronic distribution rights on a user basis or monthly license fee. Rates are very reasonable and typically cost less than printing and shipping course manuals.
All courseware licensees can modify the courseware to meet the needs of their own company or customers. Modifications must not remove any copyright marks of the Lean Sigma Corporation. Licensees wishing to remove our copyright marks can only do so with written permission from Lean Sigma Corporation.
Yes, all courseware licenses allow for unlimited print and print distribution rights (subject to the terms of the license agreement). You may print as many classroom manuals as you need.
Yes, If you're licensing one of our White Label courseware packages, you may remove our logo and color scheme and replace it with your own. Actually, we do it for you but if you wish make further changes you may.
Our eLearning modules and quizzes have been developed with Articulate Presenter and Storyline. Our eLearning courseware clients get full access to all source files (.intr, .quiz, .ppt, .pptx) as well as every mp3 audio file used for narration. eLearning clients can modify or fully customize any eLearning module with Articulate products.
Custom Hosted LMS FAQs
Included in every custom hosted LMS (StudySixSigma.com and DepoyOpEx.com) are the full certification courses for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt. Additionally, users have access to a growing list of supplemental study units and "How to" articles. All users of the custom hosted LMS also have access to the system glossary, forum, group and private chat functionality.
Yes, with the custom hosted LMS account we do limit or restrict which courses your students are assigned to. You can have them all assigned to every course if you desire.
Yes, each of our custom hosted LMS clients have their own branded login page and branded online training portal. The customized theme will be consistent throughout the entire LMS for clients logging in through their custom login page.
We provide you a customized portal within 10 business days. We will request your logo and color preferences and begin work immediately. We will establish a professional and fully functioning LMS for you with accredited Lean Six Sigma courses.
Yes, if you are a custom hosted LMS client you may market and sell online training using your custom account. You can have your customers login and access your branded online training and even certify them through the system. You are free to charge your customers any price you wish.
Yes, the customizable classroom training materials are now included with the hosted account. Please note, electronic distribution of the courseware must be done through your custom online training portal. In addition to the exceptional eLearning content, registered students will be able to download courseware content in pdf format. As the instructor or licensor of the custom online account, you will be granted access to all training materials in editable formats so that you may also facilitate classroom training.