The Black Belt Certificate program is designed for experienced practitioners with a Green Belt (or equivalent process improvement experience) who wish to achieve the pinnacle of Lean Six Sigma training by developing critical skills for leadership in enterprisewide deployment.
LSS Black Belts are professional problem solvers. As such, they provide mentoring to Green Belts and others who need to improve or optimize performance. With this in mind, our instructors take great care to transfer all the necessary skills that future Black Belts will need to become leaders and mentors and, in some cases, fill management positions.
In this instructor-led course, participants spend 90 hours in a virtual classroom and 30 hours in the field applying the Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Students become grounded in the established Lean Six Sigma body of knowledge, gain experience to implement it in the workplace through a project in the field, and the credentials to be a Lean Six Sigma leader within their organization. This course is limited to 12 participants. Participants should plan on spending 4-5 hours a week outside of scheduled class time for reading and homework assignments in addition to the 30 hours of field work.
Program Schedule and Locations
10/17/23 - 02/08/24
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
No class on 11/23/23 in observance of Thanksgiving and no class 12/25/23 - 1/2/24 for winter break.
03/04/24 - 06/20/24
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
No class on 4/10/24 in observance of Eid al-Fitr, 5/27/24 in observance of Memorial Day, and 6/19/24 in observance of Juneteenth.
UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt course or equivalent 40-hour process improvement training and experience required.
Applications required for anyone who has not completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt via UWT Professional Development Center since August 2020. Submit your application via the "Apply Now!" button on the right.
Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services). Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. It is a method of integrated management used by organizations to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers and other interested parties.
Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt instructor Nathan Navarro has a long career in process improvement, spanning from The Boeing Company to Seattle City Light. Learn about his work and teaching philosophy in this installment of Meet the Instructors.
Did you earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through the PDC after July 2020? You can now register for your Black Belt without submitting an application!