Black Belt / Lean Black Belt Certification *Payment Plan for US Residents

To calculate the price of the Payment Plan, we will need to know if you will purchase the required textbook from us or independently. The required textbook is:

Title: “The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition” by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller (McGraw-Hill Professional; 4 edition (April 22, 2014)) ISBN: 0071840532

Author: Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller

Price: $100.00 USD

Although you can purchase the required textbook from us, we encourage you to buy it yourself. Our students are often able to obtain substantial savings by shopping independently through an online store such as The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition

If purchasing independently, we also support the 3rd edition and 2nd edition of “The Six Sigma Handbook”.


Originally developed by Bill Smith at Motorola in 1986, the Six Sigma Training program was created using some of the most innovative quality improvement methods from the preceding six decades. The term "Six Sigma" is derived from a field of statistics known as process capability. The term 6 Sigma refers to the ability of manufacturing processes to produce a very high proportion of output within specification. Processes that operate with "six sigma quality" over the short term are assumed to produce long-term defect levels below 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Six Sigma's goal is to improve overall processes to that level of quality or better.