Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Overview

A continuation building upon the concepts learned in the White Belt and Yellow Belt courses. The Six Sigma Green Belt is the backbone of successful organizations. The focus of this course is upon “data-driven” process improvement, analytics and management. The students will learn how to use descriptive statistics in combination with Cause/Effect analysis in the identification of errors/defect root causes and the subsequent control and elimination.


Although previously thought to only be applicable to manufacturing processes, this Cii ix Sigma Green Belt certification course is equally applicable to service, transactional, financial and healthcare organizations; in fact, any organization that serves a customer.


To take the students’ knowledge and ability, leading to a certification valued by industry and positively affects their personal perspective related to responsibility and ownership of issue resolution and growth.

Although the academics and project work span the students’ junior and senior years, certification is achieved with satisfactory test performance and the delivery of a project, the student advances their knowledge and experience through their resolution of issues with local companies or broadly across the school district. The exam focuses upon the importance of “data-driven problem-solving” which we call “fact-based, common-sense.” It includes:

  • Business Process Management

    • Process mapping

    • Data collection planning and Dashboarding

    • Process Management Systems

      • Management plans

      • Reaction plans

      • Disaster recovery plans

  • Advanced Change Management

  • Team dynamics

    Inferential Statistics

    • Gage R&R

    • Regression

    • ANOVA

  • Piloting


View the Green Belt Domain Objectives in more detail.

The overall objective of the certification is to show that the student is capable of:

  1. Forming and facilitating Six Sigma teams and manage basic Six Sigma projects; scoped within a department.

  2. Learning to work on improvement projects as a part of and in addition to their regular duties by assisting Black Belts in data collection, data analysis and process mapping.

  3. Implementing Six Sigma tools, techniques and practices in addition to leading focused projects to achieve cost reduction and quality improvement while extending the “reach” of Black Belts.

  4. Provide relevant certifications and experiences that make the student’s resume stand out among the other candidates applying for positions within the employment marketplace.

Sample Exam Questions can be seen here.

Read about what it takes for the students to get certified and what the exam entails.