Six Sigma Frequently Asked Questions?

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

1Who should sign up for Six Sigma Certification?
Six Sigma Certification can be applied to many aspects of business, and therefore can benefit almost all companies. By signing up your employees, Six Sigma can drastically improve your organization, and at the same time help your employees climb the corporate ladder. Six Sigma has become the flagship method for separating your organization from its competition.
2Why Six Sigma?
Six Sigma is a highly disciplined approach that allows us to focus on creating and delivering nearly-perfect products and services. The underlying idea being that if you can measure how many "defects" you have in a process, you can systematically figure out a way to eliminate them and get as close to "zero defects" as possible. This concept is the motivating factor why employers today are increasingly searching for candidates with this type of certification.
3How much does Six Sigma Certification cost?

We offer onsite training for groups, for which the price will be dependent on location and the number of persons. This type of training is normally charged at a daily rate, with a maximum number of delegates per group. For large groups, we offer substantial discounts.

Six Sigma payment terms: No discount - within 60 days of course completion
15% discount - Two weeks prior to course start date
10% discount - Within 30 days of course completion
12% discount - Within 5 days of course completion

As of June 2019 Standard Green Belt courses for DMAIC and LEAN cost approximately €1450 inclusive As of June 2019 Standard Black Belt courses for DMAIC and LEAN cost approximately €2495 inclusive

4What if I choose to withdraw from the course?

Our Green Belt course (virtual class or instructor led course) is held over one week (five days full time). After the course, you will be required to submit a project to Six Sigma green belt standards. This normally takes a student five to ten hours per week for a couple of weeks to complete. The time frame allowed for submission of the project is 3 months. Our Black Belt course (virtual class or instructor led course) is held over two weeks (ten days full time - split over two sessions – non-consecutive) for the classes, and following the course you will be required to submit a project to Six Sigma black belt standards. This normally takes a student five to ten hours a week for a few weeks to complete. The time frame allowed for submission of the project is 6 months.

Our Black Belt course (virtual class or instructor led course) is held over two weeks (ten days full time - split over two sessions – non-consecutive) for the classes, and following the course you will be required to submit a project to Six Sigma black belt standards. This normally takes a student five to ten hours a week for a few weeks to complete. The time frame allowed for submission of the project is 6 months.

5How long will it take me to complete the course?

Our Green Belt course takes one week (five days full time) for the classes, and following the course you will be required to submit a project to green belt standards. This will take you a five to ten hours a week for a couple of weeks to complete. The time frame allowed for submission of the project is 3 months.

Our Black Belt course takes two weeks (ten days full time - split over two sessions) for the classes, and following the course you will be required to submit a project to black belt standards. This will take you a five to ten hours a week for a few weeks to complete.The time frame allowed for submission of the project is 6 months.

6What are the prerequisites/do I have to take the "belts" in order?

The following people would benefit greatly from our Six Sigma training:Process engineers and managers, Quality Engineers and managers, Manufacturing/Production engineers and managers, Service Process Improvement personnel, Customer Service Officers, etc.

Pre-Requisites for Attending Six Sigma Green Belt
Theoretical or Working knowledge of Project Management principles

Pre-Requisites for Attending Six Sigma Black Belt
Strong Statistical Background with sound knowledge of Six Sigma or Green Belt

We judge each delegate on their own experience before making a decision about whether they should attend Green belt before the black belt, or go straight to black belt. In rare cases where there has been vast pre-requisite experience in the project and engineering field, we will enrol a student directly on Black belt. Usually a student is required to attend green belt before the black belt. No experience is required before enrolling for green belt.

7What are the certification requirements for Six Sigma Certification?

Students must pass a written Six Sigma green belt exam, which is administered in class at the end of every course. Thereafter a project needs to be submitted by each student. Three months is allocated for the completion of the project. Upon passing the project, Six Sigma green belt certification is awarded.

Students must pass a written Six Sigma black belt exam, is administered in class at the end of each week of the black belt course. There are two weeks allocated for black belt training, and thus two written tests are to be submitted. Thereafter a project must be submitted. Six months is allocated for the completion of the project. Upon passing the project, Six Sigma black belt certification is awarded.

8Do I require to do Green Belt in order to do Black Belt?
We judge each delegate on their own merit and experience before making a decision about whether they should attend green belt before the black belt, or if they will be admitted straight to black belt. In rare cases where there has been vast pre-requisite experience in the project and engineering field, we will enrol a student directly on black belt. In most circumstances, a student is required to attend green belt before the black belt. No experience is required before enrolling for green belt.
9What is the difference between Green belt and Black belt?
10Why do you not supply Yellow Belt?
Most of the delegates meet the minimum requirements for the Green Belt. However we do offer the Yellow Belt course as an online course for those that not meet it
11Can I do this course on a part time basis?
This is not something that we schedule. However you are able to take these courses as online learning.
12What is all included for the price?
Our price includes: Training course
Notes
Certification
Attendance Certificates
Project Marking
Post course consultation regarding the course