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How long will it take me to complete the course / Can I file for an extension?

The required time needed to complete the course is fully dependent upon the individual and how much time is devoted to the course per week. That being said, generally the average (working professional) student takes between 3-8 weeks for our Yellow Belt Certification Program, 2-3 months to complete our Green Belt Certification Program, and typically the average student completes the Black Belt Program in approximately 6-8 months.

Please remember that these are very rough estimates and the time required varies greatly between individuals. Our students typically only spend a couple hours per week working towards their certification. We have had many students complete their Green Belt Certification well within 1 month.

Extensions may be requested if more time is needed. However, all requests MUST be submitted before the 1 year course deadline has passed. Please submit all extension requests to [email protected] You should expect a response within 48 hours.

If your account has already expired, please contact us for reactivation pricing and availability.


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.