Lean Six Sigma Certification Programs
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We are an Accredited Training Organization with the IASSC
Certified as an Accredited Training Organization with the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
"The IASSC Accredited Training Organization (ATO) designation validates Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. has demonstrated adequate management systems, courseware with a high degree of correlation to the subject matter contained in the IASSC Bodies of Knowledge, delivery schema consistent with such content and highly qualified instructors."
What Is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is a fusion of the two business principles, lean and Six Sigma into one method to improve organization performance and eliminate waste. It combines Motorola’s Six Sigma strategy with Motorola’s lean manufacturing approach.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?
The Six Sigma Green Belt level marks a significant advancement in expertise. These practitioners possess a comprehensive understanding of Six Sigma tools and methodologies, making them adept at leading moderate-scale process improvement projects. Green Belts takes on the role of project leaders, steering cross-functional teams toward impactful process enhancements. Their ability to analyze data, pinpoint root causes, and implement solutions contributes to increased efficiency and reduced defects within their designated areas. Green Belts emerge as pivotal drivers of tangible change within their organizational domains.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
Six Sigma Black Belts emerged as the architects of profound organizational transformation. Armed with advanced statistical knowledge, these experts lead complex process improvement initiatives. They delve deep into data analysis, identify intricate root causes, and orchestrate comprehensive solutions. Beyond project leadership, Black Belts mentor and guide Green Belts, ensuring a cohesive approach to process optimization. By reducing defects and enhancing efficiency, Black Belts elevate operational excellence and contribute to the organization’s strategic goals.
What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Atlanta, Georgia?
The average Six Sigma Black Belt salary in Atlanta, GA is $128,900 as of July 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $110,600 and $138,800. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.
Why Get Certified?
A Six Sigma certification shows a thorough understanding of statistical analysis and problem-solving skills. The certification signifies a person’s ability to lead process improvement initiatives and drive organizational change.
Lean Six Sigma certification unlocks success in Atlanta
Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia and is known for its thriving business community, vibrant culture, and historic landmarks. Lean Six Sigma is not just an extra feather on your cap in this vibrant metropolis: it’s a ticket to success and career advancement. Why is it so important?
- Atlanta’s highly competitive job market requires professionals who can deliver results. Lean Six Sigma is a key that unlocks higher-paying jobs and allows you to stand out. This certification can be a game changer for anyone in finance, coordination, or healthcare.
- Empowering Atlanta Businesses: Atlanta’s businesses are always striving to maximize efficiency and reduce waste. Lean Six Sigma certified professionals are a valuable resource in this effort. You can use your knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma to streamline processes, lower costs and improve customer satisfaction. These are qualities that all companies in Atlanta seek.
- Driving Innovation. In a city where everything is always in motion, innovation is key. Lean Six Sigma certification gives you the tools to analyze data and identify problems. This certification is a game changer when it comes to time to drive change and innovation within Atlanta’s competitive market.
Three Lean six Sigma Certification Benefits in Atlanta:
- Competitive Advantage: Lean Six Sigma Certification gives you an advantage on the Atlanta job market. This certification is a great asset to your resume as companies are looking for professionals who can help lead process improvement initiatives.
- Greater Earning Potential Atlanta has a rising cost of living, and professionals seek ways to increase their incomes. You’ll be better equipped to negotiate higher bonuses and salaries in Atlanta with Lean Six Sigma certification.
- Global Recognition: The Lean Six Sigma certification is not just a buzzword for Atlanta, it’s accepted worldwide. Your certification will help you find opportunities, whether you choose to remain in Atlanta or move elsewhere. It gives you a global transferrable set of skills.
Atlanta-based companies have transformed their business by implementing Six Sigma:
- Delta Air Lines – Delta Air Lines in Atlanta implemented Six Sigma for improved customer satisfaction and efficiency. Six Sigma tools were used to optimize processes such as flight scheduling, baggage management, and customer service, which resulted in fewer delays and better customer experiences.
- Coca-Cola Company – This iconic beverage giant implemented Six Sigma to optimize its production and supply chain process. Coca-Cola reduced costs and improved consistency by reducing defects.
- Emory Healthcare – Emory Healthcare is one of Atlanta’s biggest healthcare systems and has adopted Six Sigma to improve patient care. They achieved improved healthcare through process improvements to patient flow, billing, appointment scheduling and billing.
Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta, Georgia
Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta, Georgia, Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
Our Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta Georgia courses are full of Games, Videos, Simulations, and other active learning. We will be using engaging learning tools like LEGOs, Paper Helicopters, and Catapults to learn the Importance of Statistics and Data when Solving a Process problem. You will learn Powerful Root Cause Analysis Tools. We will be using Minitab as a statistical analysis tool throughout the course. The Instructors will keep you engaged and excited!
We use the LEAN Lego Airplane game by Visionary Products to show the power of the LEAN methodology and concepts like Flow, Pull and 5S Visual Management.
We use simulations to show the students how important it is to have GOOD DATA and how to verify that that the data they use to analyze the process is good data.
We show the students powerful ways to “discover” what is happening in their process like Quick Change Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping.
We visit high schools to show them the power of LEAN and Six Sigma through tools like the Statapult (Statistics Catapult).
Lean Six Sigma Certification Options
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more detail on our different certification options.
We hope to see you in one of our classes!
What our Clients Have to Say
I received my Lean Six Sigma Green belt from Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.. The class was a mix of traditional in person students (that were in the classroom physically) and virtual students (who were signed in via GoToMeeting) and was engaging every day of class.
I also chose to complete a lean six sigma project (versus taking the IASSC Certification Examination) to get my certificate, and I had the help of the team at SSDSI all the way through. I plan to attend the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training very soon!
Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North
The hotel is the perfect combination of comfort, productivity, and relaxation. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, wired internet, and 12,000 sq. The Holiday Inn offers flexible meeting spaces, free airport shuttle services, and our HUB, which is a multi-functional space to meet, mingle, and eat and drink.
You are close to the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia International Convention Center. Also, you will be near downtown Atlanta venues like State Farm Arena and Mercedes Benz Stadium. The World of Coca-Cola is a popular attraction for leisure travelers, as well as Georgia Tech University, Emory University, and Centennial Olympic Park.
The City of Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia, a state in the United States. The city played a major role in the Civil War as well as the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The Atlanta History Center tells the story of the city, while the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site pays homage to the African-American leader’s life. The Georgia Aquarium is located in Centennial Olympic Park downtown, which was built to host the 1996 Olympics.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the courses designed as preparation for the IASSC exams or for individuals wanting to get a better understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology?
Our course is designed to produce effective practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. Our Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta classes are focused on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt project for certification. We are not a “boot camp” for the IASSC test. If your goal is to take the IASSC test (as is the goal of many of our clients), then let us know and we will point you to resources, along with our course, that will prepare you for the IASSC test.
Are your courses more geared towards LEAN or Six Sigma? How would you differentiate the two?
Our course in geared towards both Lean and Six Sigma. The difference between the two methodologies are:
- The goal of Six Sigma is to eliminate defects, thereby improving quality and efficiency, by optimizing and improving all business processes.
- The goal of Lean is to cut out wasteful steps in the creation of a product so that only steps that directly add value to the customer are taken thereby streamlining the process.
Our course teaches the core tools of both methodologies. We practice the Pareto concept in the development and delivery of our curriculum. What this means is we teach the 20% of the tools that are used 80% of the time. This allows us to shorten our class delivery time to five days. For the other 80% of the tools, we give you references (articles, tutorials, etc.).
What is the deadline to complete the Lean Six Sigma project?
If you choose to complete the project option for certification, you are required to complete the project in no more than six (6) months from the last day of your class. We (SSDSI) will mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.
If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, what is the deadline to take the IASSC test (once you have completed the course)?
If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, there is no deadline to take the IASSC test after completion of our course. We suggest that that you wait no more than two weeks to complete the test so that the information you learned in class is still fresh in your mind.
If you choose to take the IASSC test, we will still offer mentorship of the project (or up to six (6) months from the last day of your course).
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.
If we decide to take the IASSC exam, will you supply us with resources we need to study from for the test?
Yes. In your Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta class, we will give you the extra resources to study in preparation for the IASSC examination.
What are the prerequisites to take the five (5) day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course?
In order to take the 5 day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course you must presently be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by either the IASSC (international Association for Six Sigma Certification), the ASQ (American Society for Quality) or SSDSI (our firm, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.). See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.
If you are not certified by one of these three sources, and you have required prerequisite Lean Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge, then you can take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt test through the IASSC for $295. When you pass the test, you will then meet our prerequisite. See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.
If you presently do not have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and your goal is to become a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you can choose our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program.
I see you offer public Green Belt courses followed by a Black Belt course in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program. Is there a discount If a person registers for both classes?
We offer a 10% discount for three (3) or more employees registered from the same organization in the same class. If less than three employees registered from the same organization in the same class for both classes (the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt class) the total cost would be $5,998.
See the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program for more information.
Upon completing your Green Belt or Black Belt course, how do you take the exam? Do you offer the IASSC exam at the end of the course, or is that something the individual would do on their own?
Can an individual take the IASSC test as well as have a Master Black Belt Mentor them through their project?
Yes. We (SSDSI) will offer to mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course whether you take the IASSC test or not. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.
What statistical software will we be using in class?
We will be using a 30-day trial license of the most recent version of Minitab. You will have the option to buy Minitab at the end of the 30-day trial. If you decide not to continue the license, we have free Excel Alternatives to the Minitab statistical analysis.
Do I need any prerequisite knowledge for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course (like statistics or a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification)?
No. You can come into our Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta class without any prerequisite knowledge. All you need is an open mind, the will to learn and the discipline to follow through to complete your certification.
Do you accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses?
Yes, we accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. Please contact us at [email protected] or 866-922-6566 for more information.
Do you offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta Public courses?
No. We do not offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Atlanta Public courses. In order to reserve a seat in one of our classes, you will be required to submit payment in full prior to the class with either a credit card or a purchase order.
Do you provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training for multiple organizations at a training center)?
Yes. We provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training at for multiple organizations at a training center). See our Lean Six Sigma Onsite Training and Certification page for more information.
Are the online courses that you offer on-demand (meaning I can sign on to the course and take the course modules when I want to)? Or are they live courses with a live instructor?
Our LVC (Live Virtual Courses) are live courses with a live instructor. If you choose to take our LVC courses, you will have the option to attend a live training in any one of our training sites. For example, we may have a live training at one of our training centers in Dallas, Texas. You may be located in Denver, Colorado and not able to attend a local Denver class. You can sign onto the Dallas class through a WebEx session and attend the Dallas class virtually.
You also have the option of attending a pure LVC course. These courses are given only online with a live instructor.
For more information see Lean Six Sigma Live Virtual Classroom Certification Programs
Will my payment for the public course be refunded if I can’t attend the class?
Yes. If you decide to cancel your class, you will need to submit an official request for a refund 11 business days prior to the start of your scheduled class. To review our Public Training Cancellation Policy please visit https://sixsigmadsi.com/public-classroom-and-webinar-training-cancellation-policy/.
How long are the public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Public classes are one full week (5 consecutive days, 40 hours). Our public classes run Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Do you offer weekend or night public classes?
No. We do not offer evening or weekend public classes. All classes are Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you require night or evening courses, your local university or technical school may be able to help.