Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certification

August 29, 2022


White pen on a sheet of paper that says Six Sigma

In 1986, Motorola employees Bill Smith and Bob Galvin came up with the idea of Six Sigma. Their goal was to increase the quality of a business provess by reducing flaws or faults until they were statistically negligible.

Simply put, Six Sigma is a management approach created and used to increase the effectiveness of company operations by eliminating the opportunity for mistakes. Six Sigma is a set of tools and procedures for quality management. It is a data-driven process that uses statistical methods to address shortcomings, and is designed to enhance organizations' effectiveness by reducing potential errors. 

Let's talk about the various Six Sigma certification levels, which will allow you to lead projects and put important changes into place for your business, depending on your degree of qualification.

White Belt 

After earning your white belt certification, you are qualified to work on the neighborhood teams that support various initiatives. You might not be a member of a team or the core Six Sigma project, but you will be the one with the most fundamental knowledge of the ideas. 

Yellow Belt

You may join the project team and take part in reviews and process improvements with the aid of the yellow belt.

Green Belt

You get a Sigma Six Green Belt Certification as you climb the organizational ladder. This suggests that you are adept at aiding with the data gathering and data analysis required for Black-Belt initiatives. 

Black Belt

Having a Sigma Six Black Belt Certification denotes that you have a solid understanding of the numerous positive and negative events. You direct the teams that perform essential projects and instruct employees on problem-solving techniques.

Master Black Belt

You can become a coach and instruct Black Belts and Green Belts once you have earned your Sigma Six Master Black Belt Certification. You drive the organization’s strategic principles. You create the important indicators and measurements that will be in charge of the business's ongoing expansion. You serve as an internal counselor and the organization's Six Sigma Engineer. 


Being a champion denotes your ability to put the organization's goal, vision, strategy, guiding principles, objectives, and measurements into practice. By eliminating bottlenecks and obstacles, a solid strategy may be created to identify big, important initiatives that improve operations.

If you want to improve your job prospects, learn Six Sigma, starting with a Green Belt and working your way up to a Master Black Belt.

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