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  • The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification programme is the purest form of Black Belt training available in the world personally designed and delivered by the Principal Architect of Six Sigma and National Best-selling Author Dr Mikel J Harry (   

  • SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK) was developed with years of research and contains over 1500+ videos and hundreds of resources for participants to obtain mastery on Lean Six Sigma. The content is constantly updated by a panel of experts led by Dr Mikel J Harry and aligned to ISO 13053-1, ISO 13053-2 standards on Six Sigma.

  • SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme is the only avenue in the world for an individual to obtain their Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification directly from Dr Mikel J Harry SSMI, USA  

  • The programme is available on both Online (using MindPro® training system) and Blended delivery methods.

  • The programme is designed to suit both manufacturing/industrial & service/commercial sectors  

  • Programme also contains additional training on Minitab, JMP and Excel statistical software applications.

  • The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme-of-Study is intended to develop technical & business leaders that are capable of propelling their respective organization toward best-in-class status by reducing cost, improving cycle times, eliminating defects & variation and significantly increasing customer satisfaction.

  • Black Belts are highly trained practitioners who possess the technical knowledge and skills that are necessary to facilitate breakthrough improvements in key processes that support the overall business aims and operational goals of an enterprise. 

  • Most of today's Lean Six Sigma programmes are delivered by the 6th or 7th generation of practitioners, which has lead to inconsistency in programme delivery and misinterpretation. In contrast, SSMI Lean Six Sigma programme provides participants with the correct understanding of the foundations and underlining principals governing the subject.

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The World's First set of Black Belts trained by Dr. Mikel J Harry, Co-founder of Six Sigma three decades ago. Also in the picture standing in centre in the second row, then Motorola CEO, Bob Galvin



​To obtain your SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) credential, you are required to complete the following two requirements.

  • Completion of online Knowledge Assessments at the end of each module 

  • The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Programme is structured with 21 comprehensive modules for participants to complete.

  • Each module comprises of an open book Knowledge assessment that needs be completed at the end of each module.

  • Each module assessment comprises of 12 to 102 questions which participants need to score more than 70% 

  • Participants are provided 3 free attempts to complete each knowledge assessment and there's no time limit or an order to complete each assessment.

  • You can take your exam any time of the day or year based on your convenience from anywhere in the world

  • Completion of Digital Training Project Assessment' and Submission of a Live project  

  • The simulated project provides each candidate with the opportunity to exercise all the key tools and methods, yet done so in the context of a life-like DMAIC project. In this way, candidates are able to practice their new skills in a controlled environment and then be evaluated on their efforts prior to being made responsible for the execution of a live on-the-job value-centric project. Participants are required to complete the digital training project in MindPro®. post formal training and complete the training project assessment. The Digital Training Project assessment comprises of 232 questions and the pass mark is 70%

  • Participants are provided 3 free attempts to complete the Project assessment and there's no time limit for the assessment.  You can take your exam any time of the day or year based on your convenience from anywhere in the world

  • Digital project assessment is  conducted using a dedicated SSMI® testing website

  • Apart from the Digital Training Project in most countries, participants are required to undertake a real-life project with the guidance of an SSMI Master Black Belt.



  • Basic arithmetic skills are essential (i.e., be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and work with fractions and decimals). Basic computer skills are also essential. In this context, a rudimentary understanding of Excel is highly recommended, but not essential. Furthermore, a most rudimentary understanding of algebra is a plus, but not required. 

  • For Direct entry, participants must possess a Master level academic qualification or Green Belt Certification  

  • We strongly recommend our programme to already certified Black Belts to undertake our programme to calibrate themselves against the original Black Belt programme content that was used to generate individuals in top corporates making billions of dollar savings.




  • The Black Belt programme of study consists of approximately 160+ hours of training videos and content that can be completed within four to six months of online or blended study. However, participants can take up to 12 months to complete their programme. 


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Technical Practices 

  • Hypothesis Testing 

  • Confidence Intervals  

  • Control Methods 

  • Parametric Methods 

  • Chi-Square Methods 

  • Survey Methods 

  • Nonparametric Methods 

  • Experimental Methods 

  • DFSS Methods 

  • Measurement Analysis 


Digital Training Project



The body of knowledge associated with this program-of-study is organized into three primary segments; namely, Global Concepts, General Practices and Technical Practices. In terms of structure, each program segment is comprised of core topics. In turn, the topics are defined by competency-based training modules, where each module is comprised of instructional steps. Segment and topic titles are as follows:



Global Concepts 

  • Training Orientation

  • Breakthrough Vision

  • Business Principles

  • Process Management

  • Installation Guidelines 

  • Application Projects


General Practices

  • Value Focus

  • Lean Practices

  • Quality Tools

  • Basic Statistics

  • Continuous Capability

  • Discrete Capability

FREE 72 hours Virtual Support Sessions by 

SSMI Master Black Belts 

  • Lean Six Sigma Historical Brief

  • Value Stream Mapping  

  • Introduction to Mapping Software (iGrafx, MS Visio)

  • A3 Problem Solving

  • Hoshin Kanri / Strategic planning

  • Project Selection & Prioritisation

  • Excel & Minitab macros

  • Lean Six Sigma related Standards

  • Anatomy of Defect Opportunity

  • Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP)

  • Ideation Tools

  • Introduction to TRIZ

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • ORE / OEE

    Live Classroom Project


  • Access to Dr Mikel J Harry SSMI® Black Belt Body of Knowledge for a period of 12 months consisting of 800+ videos designed and delivered by Dr.Mikel J Harry  

  • FREE 72 hours of Virtual Support Session by SSMI MBBs

  • Additional training on Minitab, JMP and Excel statistical software

  • Downloadable 2000+ Training slides

  • Method documents

  • Excel Simulators

  • Tool documents

  • Concept documents

  • Free membership to SSMI Global Alumni

  • Free Minitab 19 Trial for 30 days

  • Project mentoring sessions (on request)

  • Access to Free Webinars conducted by SSMI

Upon completion of the training Participant shall receive:

  • Programme Qualification Letter from SSMI, USA with Dr Mikel J Harry Signature (delivered electronically upon completion of all module exams)

  • Programme Proficiency Letter and Black Belt Programme Completion Certificate from SSMI, USA with Dr Mikel J. Harry's signature (delivered electronically upon completion of Digital Training Project Assessment. You can also order printed versions of the certificates at an additional fee)

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  • The programme is offerred at pricing suitable for each geographical region in Asia taken in to consideration its Consumer Price Index and we have appointed representatives in most Asian countries to assist you with the registration process. Please click below for more information relating to pricing applicable for your region.

  • We also offer discounted corporated pricing for organisations , universities, consultancy firms enroling 10 or more  candidates  

  • SSMI Black Belt Programme is the the only GI Bill accepted Black Belt Certification Programme currently offerred in USA

  • The programme fee can be claimed under HRDF by Malaysian citizens

  • SSMI® Lean Six Sigma BoK is designed and delivered by the world's leading authority and Co-founder of Six Sigma whi is also the founder of the original Black Belt Certification system and DMAIC methodology. Hence we strongly belive, there is no accrediation body that is qualified to validate our content or the certification process on Six Sigma. We would like to also reiterate, Dr Mikel J Harry has not endorsed or liaised with any of the orgnisations offerring Six Sigma programme accreditation as a product or a service and was not involved or have endorsed any of the standards published under Six Sigma or Lean. 

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