|Format||On-campus, onsite or blended|
|Cost||$3,950 - discounts available|
|Duration||12 weeks (1 day per week)|
|Availability||On-campus starts in January or September|
CQAS’s Green Belt training program is designed for working professionals with little or no prior experience in Lean Six Sigma. You will learn tools and methods for improving processes and how to apply them to projects within your organization that generate significant cost savings, greater efficiencies, and higher customer satisfaction. Important tools will be introduced to clearly define a business problem, gather and analyze data, and implement improvements that can be sustained.
Green Belt training is offered on the RIT campus (“open” enrollment) and on a contract basis to client organizations, either onsite or in a blended format comprised of both onsite and online components. The on-campus program is delivered one day each week for twelve consecutive weeks. It is led by expert Lean Six Sigma instructors, and you will be exposed to each topic in depth through classroom assignments, structured exercises within a team environment, and application of tools to your own project.
CQAS’s Green Belt program is unique:
Certification by CQAS as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt requires the following:
Our Green Belt certification program is also available as a customized contract program which can be delivered to your organization in a “blended” format with both onsite elements and online components or offered fully online. Contact us for more information.
CQAS’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program helps you generate superior data driven solutions, improved customer satisfaction, enhanced productivity, and significantly improved bottom-line results.
Black Belt Program
After completing Green Belt training, you may want to continue on for Black Belt certification. CQAS's online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification program helps you move from a practitioner role to becoming an expert in Lean Six Sigma prepared to drive process excellence throughout your organization. Black Belts are leaders, change agents, strategic thinkers, trusted coaches, expert resources, and vigilant project managers who lead complex high value projects that improve customer satisfaction and productivity. For more information and special pricing on your Black Belt training when you complete your Green Belt through us, visit our Black Belt Pricing Section.
The program follows the DMAIC process – Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control – and includes the following key topics:
On-campus courses are offered twice annually, starting in January and September. Classes are taught on Tuesdays only. Plan to spend an additional 6-8 hours each week working on your project, holding team meetings, and preparing for tollgates.
|January 15 - May 21, 2019
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September 10 - December 17, 2019
You may also register by contacting us:
PHONE: (585) 475-6990
FAX: (585) 475-5959
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment
Individual Registration: $3,950
Group Registration (no other discounts apply)*:
* Contact us to discuss package pricing and annual contracts - partner with us to help you improve your organization's performance!
Refunds will be issued for cancellations received and confirmed at least 15 business days prior to the program date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Can I get my Green Belt and Black Belt at the same time?
Green Belt and Black Belt training are two distinct programs which must be completed separately. However, after finishing Green Belt training you may start our Black Belt program even if you have not yet completed your Green Belt project. You must still complete a Green Belt project as well as a separate Black Belt project in order to be certified as a Black Belt, but you may find it more convenient to complete both training programs as quickly as possible. It may also be convenient to define a Black Belt project that builds upon your Green Belt project. Lastly, CQAS offers a discount on Black Belt training if you complete your Green Belt with us - see the Black Belt pricing section.
I am in healthcare or services, not manufacturing. Is your program relevant for me?
Yes! Green Belts are process improvement specialists with skills that apply across disciplines and industries even though application domains differ. For example, professionals in medical and transactional fields may find lean tools more helpful initially while manufacturing professionals often take a more balanced approach to utilizing lean and six sigma tools. CQAS integrates lean and six sigma because waste and process variability are challenges across all organizations. Examples from different industries and application domains are used in the program to demonstrate the broad applicability of Lean Six Sigma. Green Belts are responsible for deciding which tools and methods will be most effective in specific situations within their own organizations.
What is the expected weekly time commitment?
In addition to one day each week for training, you should budget an additional 6-8 hours each week for work on your project, holding team meetings, and preparing for tollgates.
What is expected from my sponsor and/or manager?
Every Green Belt project requires a sponsor whose role is: (1) to help identify in advance an opportunity suitable for a Green Belt project; (2) to help remove roadblocks and support project execution; and (3) to participate in tollgate reviews and sign-off on all tollgates. Your direct manager should also provide assurance that he/she understands the demands on your time for and is committed to your success in the program.
Tell me more about the project?
Before starting our Green Belt program, you must have identified an appropriate project “opportunity” with the support of a sponsor. You will receive information from us to assist you and your sponsor in selecting an appropriate project. We suggest that a suitable Green Belt project returns at least $50,000 in estimated benefits, recognizing that other metrics may be more appropriate to your situation. The project should be completed (with sign-off from sponsor and finance) within two years of training.
How much time do I have to complete the project?
After the formal training ends, you will have 2 years to complete your project in order to earn Green Belt certification. Extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances but they must be approved by CQAS and your sponsor.
What materials are provided with the course?
You will receive a binder with all course materials, which are also available in our online repository.
Do you issue “continuing education credits” (CEU’s)?
Yes. Upon request, you will be issued 8 CEU’s at the end of the training portion of the program.
How soon should I register, and what is your cancellation policy?
Registration is first-come-first-served – to be assured of a seat, you should register and pay as soon as it is feasible for you. RIT accepts credit cards and purchase orders. In the event that you need to cancel, we will refund the full cost of the program until 3 weeks (15 business days) prior to the program start date.