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 combines two popular Process Improvement Methods – Lean and Six Sigma – that pave the path to operational excellence. These tried-and-true approaches offer organizations a path for achieving their goals as quickly and efficiently as they can.
What is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?
Green belts are a bridge between the project-leading black belts and lower rank team members. Green belts can lead projects that have a smaller scope but should still defer to the black belts for larger undertakings.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
Six Sigma Black Belts are experts. Not only are they capable of leading teams, but also can train green, white, and yellow belts. Black belts are responsible for managing projects full-time. They’re the backbone of every Six Sigma program. You’ll also need to have a good understanding of statistical analysis and process improvement. You must also have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills to train lower belts effectively.
What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Jacksonville, Florida?
The average Six Sigma Green Belt wage in Jacksonville, FL will be $100,400, but it is usually between $98,000 to $114,500. Salary levels can be affected by many factors including education and certifications.
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 in leading process improvement initiatives and driving organizational change.
Why is Certification in Lean Six Sigma Important in Jacksonville, Florida?
Jacksonville is a major transportation and logistics hub, and companies in Jacksonville are increasingly searching for employees with Lean Six Sigma expertise to enhance efficiency and productivity. One such employer is Jacksonville Port Authority; one of the busiest ports in America relies heavily on Lean Six Sigma methodologies to keep operations running efficiently.
Jacksonville is home to many Fortune 500 companies like CSX, Fidelity Financial and Black Knight Financial that prioritize continuous improvement through Lean Six Sigma skillset employees who can identify waste in processes.
Jacksonville is an emerging city with an economy that boasts diversity. There are many opportunities for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals across various industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.
What are certification advantages in Jacksonville, Florida?
- Increased Earning Potential: Lean Six Sigma certification is increasingly valued by employers in Jacksonville and across the country, according to Indeed the average salary for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals in Jacksonville stands at $105,000 which is significantly higher than average salary of all jobs within the city.
- Enhance Your Job Prospects: Lean Six Sigma certification can give you an edge in the job market and increase your chances of landing new positions within management or leadership.
- Unlock New Career Opportunities: Lean Six Sigma certification can also open up many career prospects for you, including positions in process improvement, quality control or project management.
- Enhance Problem Solving Skills: Lean Six Sigma provides a data-driven approach to problem-solving that allows you to identify and eliminate root causes of issues – an invaluable skill across industries or professions.
- Process Efficiency: Lean Six Sigma can assist businesses in identifying and eliminating wasteful practices in business processes, leading to improved productivity, decreased costs, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
- Increased Job Satisfaction: Lean Six Sigma can help you make an impactful contribution to both your organization and community, providing greater job satisfaction and sense of purpose in the process.
Who has adopted Six Sigma in Jacksonville, Florida?
- Fortune 500 companies such as CSX Corporation and Fidelity National Information Services; healthcare providers including Mayo Clinic and Baptist Health; educational institutions including University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Government entities such as the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Electric Authority as well as businesses and organizations such as Bank of America, Black Knight Financial Services and Jacksonville Jaguars offer various forms of assistance.
- Organizations across industries have taken to using Six Sigma to improve their processes, reduce costs and enhance customer satisfaction. For instance, CSX Corporation used Six Sigma to increase rail operations efficiency while Mayo Clinic has used it to shorten wait times between patient visits.
Lean Six Sigma Training Jacksonville Florida
Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Jacksonville, Florida, Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
Our Lean Six Sigma Training courses in Jacksonville, Florida 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!
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The City of Jacksonville, Florida
With 22 miles of beaches, year-round sunshine, nature and wildlife preserves, historic residential neighborhoods and lots of golf courses. Attractions in Jacksonville range from art, science and history museums to a brewery tour, from the Jacksonville Landing entertainment complex, along the St. John’s River, to Bronson Motor Speedway. The city’s beaches offer soft sand and warm water perfect for swimming, surfing and kayaking.
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 Jacksonville, Florida 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 Jacksonville, Florida 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 Jacksonville, Florida 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 Jacksonville, Florida Public courses?
No. We do not offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma 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.