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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Information:

Based on today’s need for independent, globally recognised certification, the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) has developed the IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB) Exam, designed to measure an individual’s knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Information:

Based on today’s need for independent, globally recognised certification, the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) has developed the IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB) Exam, designed to measure an individual’s knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Course Content

Official Exam Supporting Documents

Official Exam Supporting Documents

Entry Requirements

  • In order to become IASSC Black Belt certified, it is not necessary to be Green Belt certified beforehand, or have prior industry experience, or complete and submit projects as part of the Black Belt certification assessment.
  • There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam.

The exam syllabus is based on the IASSC Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge (ILSSBOK), developed as a result of research conducted over a two-year period, among 1000 companies.

In order to become IASSC Black Belt certified, it is not necessary to be Green Belt certified beforehand, or have prior industry experience, or complete and submit projects as part of the Black Belt certification assessment. There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam. The exam syllabus is based...

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Assessment Methods

After you have familiarised yourself with the Six Sigma terminology, have a good understanding of the 5 phases, and have successfully passed any mock exams, you should be ready to take the final exam.

  • Number of questions: 150 Multiple Choice Questions
    Duration: 4 hours
    Pass mark: 70%
  • In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification candidates must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 580 points out of a total potential of 750 points
  • There is no limitation or time restriction on examination retakes. Need to pay retake exam fee separately each retake
  • All questions are multiple choice
  • Results are sent within 2 business days upon receipt of the exam papers
  • Type of Exam: Proctored exam based
  • The sole objective of the exams is to measure knowledge not work or project experience

All exams are available in English. IASSC Certified Black Belt exams are also available in French.

All IASSC exams are closed book exams. IASSC provides a Reference Document, that contains all formulas and tables one will need during the examination. You can download the Reference Document here: IASSC Reference Document. 

Exam Preparation:

After you have familiarised yourself with the Six Sigma terminology, have a good understanding of the 5 phases, and have successfully passed any mock exams, you should be ready to take the final exam. Number of questions: 150 Multiple Choice Questions Duration: 4 hours Pass mark: 70% In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC...

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Additional Information

Certification:

Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive a Certificate (IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB), suitable for framing, issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or its designated Examination Institute, PEOPLECERT.

Career Path:

This certification to fill a variety of positions such as:

  • Lean Six Sigma Consultant
  • Lead Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Compliance Structural Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Operating System Specialist
  • Senior IT Project Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Project Engineer
  • Director, Performance Excellence

Certification: Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive a Certificate (IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB), suitable for framing, issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or its designated Examination Institute, PEOPLECERT. Career Path: This certification to fill a...

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