Green Belt to Black Belt Training

Expand your knowledge of Lean Six Sigma with our Green Belt to Black Belt course. With this training, you increase your understanding of Lean Six Sigma and transition from departmental to organization-wide projects. Learn how to lead diverse teams, dive into process analytics and tackle larger projects as a Black Belt. Completion of this training is rewarded with a full-fledged Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate. This ISO-compliant course offers students the option choose between the Black Belt Services or the Black Belt Manufacturing upgrade.



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Bespoke group training or coaching by our (Master) Black Belts, tailored to your workplace.


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Build on your existing knowledge

The content of the Green Belt to Black Belt training builds upon your existing Lean Six Sigma knowledge and expands it with all the concepts and theories offered during our Black Belt training. The Services training consists of 3 days and further explores DMAIC projects, the many uses of Minitab and topics such as process capability. The Manufacturing training includes all of the Services training content but adds an additional 2 days of training. These include topics such as Measurement System Analysis, Control Charts and Design of Experiments.


  • Extensive alumni network
  • Various types of training
  • Personal project coach

  • Exclusive MyTraining™ learning platform
  • ISO-certified courses
  • International company presence

Based on thousands of student reviews, our courses are rated 4.8/5.0 stars

Oraganizational benefits

The benefit of Black Belt initiatives

The main advantage of Black Belt projects is that they achieve more impactful results. Green Belt projects tend to be focused on a single department, e.g. the one they are currently a part of. They drive smaller Lean Six Sigma initiatives and tend to work with smaller, more localized groups. Black Belts on the other hand are the true experts of the methodology. Their projects often include multiple departments along with their stakeholders, and contribute significantly to annual goals. They hold more of a leadership type of role, rather than the typical project management duties of a Green Belt. Black Belt knowledge is more effective in larger organizations which face more complex challenges and issues.

Training variants

Your way of studying


Attend a classroom training session and enjoy interaction with fellow students. Share ideas, learn from group exercises and discuss project ideas with your trainer, even from the first day. Our classrooms are all about interactivity and our practical exercises will help you develop your own Lean insights.



Interactivity and engagement are key for all of our trainings. Together with your fellow students, you will explore various tools and methods such as Push & Pull, Poka Yoke, Kaizen events, 5S and much more. The same quality as our classroom training sessions but from the comfort of your home or office.



If your agenda is often unpredictable, or if you’re simply looking for variety, then attend both classroom and virtual training sessions with our Blended option. Get the best of both worlds, and never worry about being unprepared; all students receive access to our exclusive MyTraining™ platform, which offers videos, literature and complementary courses on the topics of the next training.



About the Green Belt to Black Belt training

Elevate your understanding of Lean Six Sigma to a new level. Become a Continuous Improvement leader and serve as expert during Lean Six Sigma projects. The Green Belt to Black Belt training is the ideal choice to reach the highest echelons of the methodology.

The effectiveness of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts stems from the rare ability to help everyone save time. Time is always in short supply. But by refining processes, creating shared routines and by changing how people deal with hurdles at work, Lean Six Sigma practitioners can save incredible amounts of time.

Black Belts learn how to deconstruct and rebuild processes, learn how to involve others in Continuous Improvement and how to improve the working standard for everyone. As a Black Belt, you now possess the knowledge to analyze and interpret process statistics with the help of tools such as Minitab. The insights gained by using such tools allows for incredibly effective process improvements and eliminates all doubt from further efforts.

In the next section, we highlight what specifics the training will offer.

Program overview


To help you prepare, the training includes:

  • An in-depth study manual
  • Up to 45 videos on Lean and Lean Six Sigma
  • 2 digital books focusing on Lean and Lean Six Sigma in Practice
  • Complementary TPC e-learning courses
  • Direct access to MyTraining™

Training Days

Your training sessions include:

  • Duration: 16 to 32 hours
  • Practical simulation(s)
  • Discussion of project challenges and related best practises
  • Peer-to-peer learning and activities
  • Theoretical exam and certification

Your Project

To ensure your project will be a success, the training includes:

  • 1-on-1 project coaching
  • Pre-made project templates
  • Project evaluations and assistance with the first steps
  • 5 tollgate reviews
  • A comprehensive overview of deliverables


Certification entails the following:

  • Two expert reviews of your project
  • Certification ceremony with your Master Black Belt and Manager
  • Official Black Belt certificate
  • Official registration in our database
  • Access to the exclusive Black Belt Alumni LinkedIn-page


Training Days

Your Project


Getting certified

The value of your certificate

Successfully completing one of our trainings is awarded with an internationally recognized certificate. But what exactly determines the worth of a certificate? We explain why a certificate from The Lean Six Sigma Company is of a higher standard than others on the value of your certificate page.

FiNancial details

Return-on-investment (ROI)

ROI For your organization

Results and cold, hard facts are often the best way to justify a purchase. Our courses are no different, and deliver said results without fail. After having trained thousands of students in the Lean methodology, we have found that Lean Leader initiatives can regularly reduce costs by 6 or even 7 figures, depending on the maturity level of a company with regards to the methodology.


If it’s a training for an entire team you’re looking for, then our In-Company pages will be of interest. Our trainers will also host every training we offer to individuals in your organization. There’s no easier way to get started with Lean or Lean Six Sigma as a team than with our In-Company training.

In-company training


Lean Six Sigma tasting

Learn how to utilize improvement opportunities and which training would be most effective for you by attending one of our Lean Six Sigma tastings. During the tasting, our (Master) Black Belt trainers will explain the fundamentals of the methodology to you, and how to turn your ideas into results. Let us answer your questions and reveal just how much you could benefit from employing Lean Six Sigma.

  • Bespoke training advice for every student
  • Q&A session about the Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Discuss project ideas with other attendees
  • Get to know our trainers
  • Available to everyone

Starting Dates

Starting dates Black Belt to Green Belt training

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Frequently asked questions

Green Belt vs Black Belt

The main difference is the scope of your projects. Green Belt projects are usually aimed at solving issues that affect a small part of a single department. Black Belt projects tend to tackle long-standing, complex issues that cross departmental lines. The responsibilities of a Green Belt align with those of a project manager. Black Belts carry more responsibilities and take a more active, leading role where they direct other Green Belts during projects.

How does the ‘Services’ training differ from the ‘Manufacturing’ training?

The Services training is most fitting for those employed in transactional fields such as general administration, logistics, finance, HR etc. The ‘Manufacturing’ training is most fitting for those involved with mass production, machinery, factories and automation. Of course, those who complete the Manufacturing training can still carry out projects in the aforementioned transactional fields.

I find statistics a daunting topic, is a Lean Six Sigma training still for me?

The Green Belt training has very little statistics content, as opposed to our Black Belt course. Yet even the Black Belt courses have designed to start at the very basics, on the assumption that our students aren’t familiar with anything related to statistics. We realize the idea of working with statistics can sound somewhat intimidating, but our trainers have helped thousands of students understand (and find their interest in) statistics. Additionally, we offer complementary courses and several videos on our MyTraining™ platform that will help you prepare for, or repeat, specific exercises.

Do you offer training in other languages?

More information about our worldwide presence can be found on our theleansixsigmacompany worldmap page, here you will find in which countries we are currently active and offer training.

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