Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Dates:October 15 - December 7, 2018
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Fee: $4,995.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

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The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program includes a total of 80 hours of online education with 40 hours of self-paced learning and 40 hours of live instructor-led online sessions.

**Instructor-led online sessions meet Monday-Thursday from 6:30pm-9:00pm ET on Weeks 3 & 4 and Weeks 7 & 8.

In order to earn your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you must score at least a 70% on the final exam, successfully complete an independent Black Belt project* and, not miss more than one of the live lectures. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through James Madison University.

*Your independent project consists of improving a process within your own organization. Your instructor will provide additional information and guidance.

Why Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?

A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate from JMU demonstrates to an employer that you are trained in advanced problem solving skills and the statistical tools needed to effectively lead process improvement. You will improve team leadership skills, gain an advanced understanding of team dynamics, and assign team member roles and responsibilities with a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

For more information about Lean Six Sigma Certification, please visit sixsigma.jmu.edu.

To enroll in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification program, you must have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. By proceeding with the registration process, you are verifying that you meet the requirements for the program by possessing a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Registration Deadline: Registration closes 2 weeks prior to class start date. Late registrations may be accepted up to 5 business days prior to the class start date and will incur a $25 late registration fee.

Payment Information

Online: Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) can only be accepted through online registration.

By Mail: Download, complete and print the registration form and mail with check* payment to:

JMU Outreach & Engagement
127 W Bruce St, MSC 6906
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

*A $50 fee will be assessed for any check returned by the bank.

Additional Payment Options: Additional payment options are available for this program including private student loan. Visit the payment options page for more details.


You will receive an orientation email approx 3 business days prior to class start date.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to two weeks before the program start date, and receive a full refund (minus $25.00 administrative fee and any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be received by email at outreach@jmu.edu. Participants may transfer to a future program (within one year of your original program), based on availability, with no penalty.

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