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What are the prerequisites/do I have to take the “belts” in order?

There are no prerequisites to our Online Certification Programs. For instance, our Black Belt Program touches upon all of the topics covered in both the yellow and green belt curriculum.

However, we expect our students to have a general understanding of business, Internet access with a compatible web browser, and a valid email address.

Additionally, you may need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader and a Macromedia Flash plug-in (if not already installed) .


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.