Certified Six Sigma Black Belt ASQ (CSSBB)® Exam Preparation
Learning Delivery Methods
Equivalent to 80 hrs.
What are the benefits of a CSSBB?
ASQ Certifications are recognized as a mark of quality excellence in many industries. They are designed to help you advance your career, improve your organization, and prepare you to be a more accomplished and effective quality-focused professional. Advantages of obtaining an ASQ certification include:
- Increased Income Potential
- Competitive Advantage
- Global Recognition
What are the requirements for the CSSBB?
- 2 completed projects with signed affidavit (OR)
- 1 completed project with signed affidavit and 3 years of work experience in one or more areas of the BoK
- Candidates must have worked in a full-time, paid role
This is a 10-day (80hr) learning event
Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm
Certified or Attended ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Training
- Each participant brings a laptop with any version of Minitab software installed.
- Knowledge of Ms-Excel
- Very good command of English
- Company approval for project implementation
Topics in this body of knowledge (BoK) include additional detail in the form of subtext explanations and the cognitive level at which test questions will be written. This information will provide guidance for the candidate preparing to take the exam. The subtext is not intended to limit the subject matter or be all-inclusive of what might be covered in an exam. It is meant to clarify the type of content to be included in the exam. The descriptor in parentheses at the end of each entry refers to the maximum cognitive level at which the topic will be tested. A complete description of cognitive levels is provided at the end of this document.
Participants shall be certified as Six Sigma Black Belts upon the following criteria:
- Class attendance and active participation
- Passing the Mini Exams at the beginning of each Black Belt Block with an average of 70%.
- Passing an exam at the end of the course with 70% or more.
- Implementation of a Six Sigma Black Belt project which is applied in the participant's business process which will be verified through QA representative.
- Participants who attend all classes and pass the exam with more than 70% and applied the project shall be granted a certificate of achievement for the course by Quality Academy™.
- Participants who attend all classes shall be granted only an Attendance certificate for the course.
- Participant should finish the project within a maximum of one year after the training. In case he didn't, he will not be granted a certificate of achievement.
- Submit your application:
Application review takes 1-2 business days for online applications and 3-5 for hardcopy applications click here.
- ASQ Review:
After ASQ completes the review process you will receive an approval notification via email or a "hold" message explaining that more information is needed for your application to be approved. If it is determined that you do not meet exam requirements, you will receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee.
- Testing Options
a. Computer-Based Testing, CBT:
1-2 business days after you receive your approval notification, you will receive an eligibility email containing instructions on how to schedule your exam with our testing provider Prometric.
b. Paper-Based Testing, PBT:
If you have registered for a Paper-based or translated exam you will not receive an eligibility email. Instead you will receive a seating letter with your exam date, time, and location approximately 2 weeks before your exam date.
- Schedule your exam with Prometric:
Schedule your exam appointment in the testing window you chose at the time of application. Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Excellence exams are conducted at international location. Click this link to view your nearest location and dates.
Each certification candidate is required to pass an examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge.
Computer Delivered - The CSSBB examination is a one-part, 165-question exam, and is offered in English only. 150 questions are scored and 15 are unscored. Total appointment time is four-and-a-half-hours, exam time is 4 hours and 18 minutes.
Paper and Pencil - The CSSBB examination is a one-part, 150-question, four-hour exam and is offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin in certain locations. View available translated exams, dates and locations here.
All examinations are open book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the FAQs.
For more information about examination delivery options, including online, remote proctored examination, please visit the computer-based testing page.
Note: Six Sigma Black Belt certification requires that you complete at least one Six Sigma project and submit a project affidavit. Review frequently asked questions regarding projects and the affidavit/verification.
Certification is a mark of excellence. It demonstrates that the certified individual has the knowledge to ensure the quality of products and services. Certification is an investment in your career and in the future of your employer.
You made the effort to pass the certification exam in the first place - now maintain it by being recertified with ASQ. Maintaining your certification secures the investment you've already made in your career.
ASQ requires that you recertify your CSSGB every three years to ensure that you maintain the same level of knowledge demonstrated in your first exam.
The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. A Black Belt should demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities.
Black belts have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) model in accordance with Six Sigma principles. They have basic knowledge of lean enterprise concepts, are able to identify non-value-added elements and activities and are able to use specific tools.
Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.