Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Dates:October 16 - December 8, 2017
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Fee: $4,995.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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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.

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 sessions are conveniently scheduled during evening hours to fit easily into your busy professional schedule.

Online class meetings are 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.

For more information about Lean Six Sigma Certification, please visit jmusixsigma.org.

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

--To pay by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover)--

Choose Pay by Credit Card at checkout. You will be redirected to the credit card payment processor after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email. There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. Credit cards can only be accepted online.

--To pay by check, cashier's check or money order--

Please complete the registration form and submit with payment to the address shown on form.

--Sallie Mae Career Training Loan, Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan, Employer Pay, MyCAA or WIOA participants--

You must be registered in the program prior to us processing your paperwork. Please complete and submit the registration form by email at outreach@jmu.edu or mail to the address shown on the form. For additional information, click here.


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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