Lean Six Sigma Certification Programs
Raleigh, North Carolina
Master Black Belt Mentors
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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?
Six Sigma is a statistical measurement of the deviation from perfection in a process. Six sigma processes have a failure rate as low as 0.00034%. This means that they produce virtually no defects. It has been adopted by companies all over the world including General Electric Toyota and Amazon. Six Sigma is used by industries like manufacturing, healthcare and finance to increase customer satisfaction and profits.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt level represents a significant step up in expertise and responsibility within Lean Six Sigma. Green Belts are individuals who have received in-depth training in Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools and are capable of leading improvement projects within their areas of expertise. Green Belts are trained professionals who can lead small to medium-sized process improvement projects within their functional areas. They have a deeper understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies than Yellow Belts.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt level represents the highest level of expertise in Lean Six Sigma. Black Belts are individuals who have mastered the tools, methodologies, and statistical techniques of Lean Six Sigma and are capable of leading complex improvement projects. Black Belts are highly skilled and experienced practitioners who can lead complex process improvement projects. They have a thorough understanding of advanced statistical tools and are capable of driving significant improvements throughout the organization.
What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Raleigh, North Carolina?
The average salary for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is US$132,400 per year in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, United States is US$31,350, with a range from US$23,512 – US$43,890
Why Get Certified?
Six Sigma certifications can be advantageous to companies and individuals alike, as they emphasize quality and efficiency. Getting Six Sigma certified is a great way to advance your career and gain project management experience. Six Sigma principles can help companies increase their sales and improve customer satisfaction. This article explains what Six Sigma Certification is, the different belt levels and the benefits of the certification for individuals and businesses.
Why is Certification in Lean Six Sigma Important in Raleigh?
Raleigh, North Carolina is the vibrant capital of North Carolina, a city pulsating with innovation and progress. It’s a place where businesses are constantly evolving and striving for excellence. In this dynamic environment, Certification in Lean Six Sigma isn’t just a feather in your cap: it’s your golden ticket to success. When you become certified in Lean Six Sigma, you’re not just learning a methodology: you’re becoming a superhero in the world of process improvement. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to transform organizations, drive productivity, and make a significant impact on the bottom line.
What are the Lean Six Sigma Certification Advantages in Raleigh?
- Career Advancement: Raleigh is a hotspot for ambitious professionals. With a Lean Six Sigma certification, you’re like a shining star on the career ladder. Whether you’re in tech, healthcare, or any industry, this certification sets you apart as someone who can drive results and bring value to the table.
- Increased Earning Potential: Let’s talk money. Lean Six Sigma-certified individuals often command higher salaries. Raleigh’s cost of living might be reasonable, but who doesn’t want a little extra dough for those weekend trips to the Outer Banks or fancy dinners at Glenwood South?
- Problem-Solving Wizardry: Raleigh-based companies are all about innovation. Lean Six Sigma turns you into a problem-solving wizard, helping businesses identify and fix issues faster than a software update.
What are Companies Who Have Adopted Six Sigma in Raleigh?
- IBM: Big Blue is a tech giant with a significant presence in Raleigh. They adopted Lean Six Sigma to optimize their software development processes, resulting in faster product releases and better customer satisfaction.
- Duke Health: Healthcare is paramount in Raleigh, and Duke Health is a prime example. They implemented Lean Six Sigma to streamline patient care, reducing waiting times and improving the overall patient experience.
- Lenovo: As a global tech leader, Lenovo’s Raleigh offices use Lean Six Sigma to enhance their manufacturing processes. This has led to increased efficiency in producing laptops, desktops, and other devices.
Lean Six Sigma Training Raleigh, North Carolina
Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Raleigh, North Carolina, Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
Our Lean Six Sigma Training Raleigh, North Carolina 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!
Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek
The Courtyard Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier creek is located in the center of Brier Creek, a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers. The RTP hotel has spacious rooms that feature mini-refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel offers over 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space. You can reach the Research Triangle Park in just 5 miles, which is home to 190 companies, including General Electric and IBM. The complimentary airport shuttle will assist with transportation from and to RDU.
The City of Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. North Carolina State University is one of its most famous universities. Research Triangle is the name given to the area around Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham because of the number of technology and academic institutions. The North Carolina State Capitol, a Greek Revival style building from the 19th century, has a statue of George Washington as a Roman General in its rotunda.
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 Raleigh, North Carolina 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 Raleigh, North Carolina 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 Raleigh, North Carolina 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 Raleigh, North Carolina 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.