Six Sigma Green Belt


Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22, 2023 [Location TBD]

Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics and engineering to achieve tangible results in IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement course. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion Six Sigma implementations in any organization.

The course will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to eliminate defects through fundamental process knowledge. You’ll be able to quantify the critical quality issues in a company and then apply statistics to provide probabilities of success and failure.

At the end of the course, participants who pass the IISE Green Belt Exam will receive IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (valid for 3 years with renewal options).

All majors are welcome.

In-person on the OSU Campus [Location TBD], 8:30am-5:30pm on Friday and Saturday, 8:30am-1:30pm on Sunday. The certification exam is taken online at the conclusion of the course before 1:30pm. 

$495 for All Student Members & Non-members

$950 for Professionals and Alumni

For students: register here

For professionals and alumni, complete this PDF form (IISESeminarRegistration_AlumniandProfessionals) and email to with payment information.

Priority Registration Deadline: Friday, October 6th at 11:59pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 18th at 11:59pm

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Six Sigma Background

The philosophy of Six Sigma recognizes that there is a direct correlation between the number of product defects, wasted operating costs, and the level of customer satisfaction. With Six Sigma, the common measurement index is defects per unit and can include anything from a component, piece of material, or line of code to an administrative form, time frame, or distance. Six Sigma emphasizes identifying and avoiding variation. The use of Six Sigma changes the discussion of quality from one where quality levels are measured in percentages (parts per hundred) to a discussion of parts per million or even parts per billion.

The implementation of Six Sigma is a team process. The top executive and upper management must be part of the Six Sigma process. Six Sigma is a multiyear undertaking that demands an ironclad commitment—way beyond lip service—from the highest corporate executive. In short, it is not a quick fix.

Since organizations are built around people and their knowledge, the success of the Six Sigma quality improvement strategy depends on individuals who are properly trained. The successful Six Sigma efforts are led by individuals within the organizations, commonly called “black belts,” who are experts in the methods and applications of the Six Sigma tools.

Six Sigma Green Belt Curriculum Overview

The training for the Six Sigma Green Belt is compliant with ISO 13053. Concepts and methodologies are explained and illustrated. Participants learn about data collection and the interpretation of the data, specifically as it relates to the processes. Participants must pass an examination on the afternoon of the last day and complete a company supervised project to receive the IISE Green Belt Certificate. The course covers the Body of Knowledge required for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. The last day of the training includes IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt Exam.

This course is offered as a three day class with the exam on the final afternoon.

Topic Highlights:

▪ Six Sigma philosophy


▪ Six Sigma Projects

▪ Variation

▪ Histograms

▪ Statistical Process Control

▪ Process capability

▪ Root Cause Analysis

▪ Six sigma and organizational goals including

▪ Design for six sigma

▪ Process management

▪ Statistical process control

▪ Green Belt projects

What You Will Learn:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

▪ Design and develop Six Sigma projects

▪ Determine process capability

▪ Employ the DMAIIC process

▪ Perform basic statistical analysis on process measurements

▪ Prepare root cause analysis

▪ Support and champion Six Sigma implementation in your organization

▪ Explain the Six Sigma philosophy

Exam & Certificate

Once the participant has successfully completed the examination, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers will award the Green Belt Certificate.

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