Self Study Pack Black Belt

This online course will prepare you for the official Lean Six Sigma Black Belt theoretical exam issued by The Lean Six Sigma Company. It serves as the first step for the ISO18404 and ISO13053-certified Black Belt course. After succesfully passing the theoretical exam you can move forward with the Practical Assignment.
Why choose this course?
This online course will prepare you for the official Lean Six Sigma Black Belt theoretical exam issued by The Lean Six Sigma Company. It serves as the first step for the ISO18404 and ISO13053-certified Black Belt course. After succesfully passing the theoretical exam you can move forward with the Practical Assignment.


60 hours




Tuition Fee

4,445.00 1,995.00 incl. VAT

This bundle contains the following courses


Lean Practitioner Flow

750.00 incl. VAT

Six Sigma Green Belt Flow

1,500.00 incl. VAT

Minitab For Six Sigma Flow

1,995.00 incl. VAT

Kaizen Event course

After successful completion of this Kaizen Event online course, you will have a good understanding of what Kaizen entails and how to run a Kaizen event. You will be able to prepare, organize and execute a successful Kaizen event and know how to ensure an effective and successful implementation and follow-up, to ensure lasting change.

75.00 incl. VAT

5S Management

After successful completion of this online course, you will understand what 5S Management is, and how to apply it in a practical context. You will be given a complete overview of 5S management and given all the practical advice and examples you need in order to master this effective workplace management tool.
65.00 incl. VAT


This course was developed by The Lean Six Sigma Company, an international provider of courses on the subject of the renowned Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology. The Lean Six Sigma Company is active in more than 15 countries worldwide, having offices in The United States, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Canada and a dozen more.

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Reasons for choosing this course

Already 9000+ students trained online

The Productivity Company has already trained over 9000 students with their online courses, and has had extensive experience in exporting and enhancing classroom course content on their platform.

Not just a webinar, it's an interactive online course!

Unlike some hastily cobbled together online courses and last-minute webinars, the content and learning platform for this course have been in development for some time. We were still shocked by this sudden COVID-19 pandemic, and had to work hard to complete this project, but luckily most of the work was already finished.

Economic pricing

All of the knowledge and skills a BLACK BELT needs, at just a fraction of the price! Online learning is cheaper, more efficient and in our humble opinion, just as much fun.

Additional In-depth courses

Apart from The Lean Six Sigma Company’s course content, this course also bundles several of The Productivity Company’s Lean Six Sigma courses in order to further augment and supplement the course content. Each of these additional online courses offers partial certification for specific curriculum subjects.

Interactive Distance Learning

Stuck at a specific topic? Hungry for deeper insights? Included in this course is the possibility of contacting one of our experienced Master Black Belts to gain more insight into the course content or ask questions when you need assistance. Distance learning

After this course

Especially in times such as these, people should have the opportunity to learn more about process improvement. And we are more than happy to provide!

Online proctored exam

At the end of the course you will gain access to the online theoretical exam. This is a proctored exam that can be taken at only at specific times. This is the same online exam as that of the classroom course and grants you full theory certification.

Project guidance in your local language

While this course is only available in English, you will be supported at a distance from a Lean Six Sigma expert in your local language, if available.

Prepare to become a Black Belt!

Now temporarily available as an online course.

The online Black Belt preparation course is the ideal course for anyone interested in becoming a Continuous Improvement professional with a focus on implementing the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools within their organization. 

As a Black Belt, you are the expert in changing deeply rooted processes for the better, and bringing positive change to even the most long-standing issues. Not just for your own department, but also for others. Regardless of where you work, you are the focus point for all the relevant knowledge and understanding about a work process. Through your efforts, you involve others, you manage expectations and create understanding for change. This is how a Black Belt truly achieves results which transcend departments.

The first ONLINE ISO-certified Black Belt course!

This online course is based entirely on The Lean Six Sigma Company’s classroom. This course content has been certified according to the international and independent ISO 18404 and ISO 13053 standards for Lean Six Sigma. At the end of this course, you will have learned all of the knowledge and skills expected from you in the international Lean Six Sigma community.

Learn how online learning works

This course will also give you immediate access to our free ‘Learning How to Learn’ course, in which you will learn some of the theory behind learning, and how to make the most out of our online learning platform!

This online course is the direct result of combining the vast experience and breadth of knowledge of our Lean Six Sigma specialists with the knowledge and expertise of our online learning specialists. Our online learning platform has been in development and use for the last few years. Our e-learning solution is based on multiple theories of learning, such as Bloom’s Taxonomy and Kolb’s learning styles, in order to facilitate learning for a diverse range of learning styles. Learn more about the Productivity Company’s philosophy here!

In addition to containing self-test quizzes per lesson and a mock exam,  this course also grants access to the official Black Belt theory certification exam upon completion. The theory exam can be scheduled individually and is a requirement for undertaking the practical exam to become a Black Belt. 

One of the limitations that come with traditional classroom courses is that the content has to be limited due to time constraints. In this course you will find the full wealth of course content that a Lean Six Sigma programme has to offer. And the best part? You can complete it all at your own pace!

The Black Belt course consists of 26 Core lessons and several supplementary courses that delve deeper into specific subjects. At the end of this course you will be given access to the official Black Belt exam, which rewards certification upon successful completion.

The Black Belt course consists of a wide array of subject, ranging from Lean principles to Six Sigma tools. In 55-65 hours (26 lessons) we guide you through all the vital knowledge a Black Belt should understand, such as finding the best solution to each type of process problem, supporting changes with statistics and applying basic Lean principles. See below for the complete lesson overview.

1. Black Belt core module (26 lessons)
2. Kaizen Event (7 lessons)
3. 5S Management (7 lessons)
4. A3 Management (10 lessons)
5. Value Stream Mapping (5 lessons)
6. Stand-up Improvement board (8 lessons)
7. Basic Statistics for Six Sigma
8. Learning How to Learn (3 lessons)

1. Introduction to the Lean Philosophy
2. Principle 1 and 2: Specify value and create the Value Stream Map
3. Principle 3: Create Flow
4. Principle 4: Create Pull when Flow is not feasible
5. Principle 5: Pursuit of Perfection
6. Change Management
7. A3 Management and Kaizen Events
9. Introduction Six Sigma
10. Define Phase: overview, project selection, VoC
11. The Project Charter
12. Change Management: 7 phases of Change
13. Basic Statistics and Data types
14. Measure: Y, Data Collection Plan, Sampling
15. Measurement Systems Analysis
16. Process Capability: Z value, Sigma Level, Cp, Cpk
17. Introducing Minitab
18. Analyze: the trivial many. C&E diagram, C&E matrix, FMEA
19. Confidence Intervals
20. Intro Hypothesis Testing
21. Hypothesis testing for Discrete X
22. Hypothesis testing for Continuous X
23. Improve: trial experiments and creative tools
24. Improve: Decision Matrix, Pugh-matrix, AHP, Piloting
25. Control: Control Plan and Control Mechanisms
26. Control: Implementation plan and Project Documentation

Online Black Belt (60 hour course): For prices, see the top of this page.

What is the value of a Lean Six Sigma certificate?

Upon successfully completing a Lean Six Sigma training you will be awarded an ‘official’ certificate. How can you make sure this certificate represents the very value you were looking for. In the following video tutorial, it is explained what elements you have to take into account to determine the value of the certification provided. Learn more by clicking here.

In-Company webinars
This course can also be purchased In-Company, in which case it will be supplemented with planned webinars with one of our Lean Six Sigma experts. During these webinars students can ask any questions about the course content and may discuss case studies or personal experiences at length. Please contact us at to explore further possibilities regarding In-Company learning solutions.