Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification – Healthcare


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Course Offerings

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification – Healthcare

Course Description

Black Belt certification is a two step process that combines classroom learning and project work.  Following completion of coursework at UT, the candidate will work with a faculty mentor to complete a project directly related to their workplace.

Required coursework:

One Six Sigma course

Blackbelt Certification

One additional lean course.  Choose one from:

Lean TOC Enterprise
Lean Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
Lean Applied to Business Processes
Lean for Healthcare

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project is completed at the candidate’s work site and requires a significant commitment of time. Mastery of concepts and strong ROI to the organization must be demonstrated and achieved. It is critical to the project’s success that the right management individual or team within the candidate’s organization is recruited to support the project. This management individual or team and the faculty mentor will assist with selecting and overseeing the project for long term sustainment. Project review and a site visit by the faculty mentor are an integral part of the development of candidate’s critical thinking and proficient application of appropriate concepts and methods to work place dilemmas.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project has three deliverables:

  1. Project description and justification
  2. Project tools and results
  3. Management report

Duration & Dates

Course duration for the Six Sigma and Lean courses can be found under those course descriptions.

Course dates for the Six Sigma and Lean courses can be found under those course descriptions. Dates for project work are customized based on the participant’s needs and schedules.

Please contact us for more information.
Phone: 865-974-5001

Green Belt and Master Black Belt certification programs are also offered.


The Six Sigma and Lean courses are typically held at the University of Tennessee, although we are happy to work with clients on custom course options.  The project work is completed on site at the candidate’s workplace.


Keith Leitner

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Charles Cwiek

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Tuition: See Six Sigma and Lean course costs are listed under the individual course offerings.  Course tuitions include classroom materials, lodging and most meals.

Travel: Faculty travel for project mentoring – one trip billed at cost.