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Six Sigma: Green Belt

Six Sigma is a quality approach meant to improve services and products by eliminating the variation that causes errors and defects and generates outputs that are statistically free from defects. Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning Six Sigma: Green Belt is designed for individuals to learn the full process as well as prepare students for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification exam. Students will learn the methodology for defining, measuring, analyzing, improving and controlling to better increase the quality process.

Upon successful completion, students will receive an award of completion in Six Sigma: Green Belt.

Program Instructor

William Hooper

  • An innovative leader in training and implementation of data-based productivity improvement to ASQ standards.
  • Professional experience: president of William Hooper Consulting Inc. Led or facilitated more than 110 designed experiments and continuous improvement projects for significant advancement in customer quality performance or asset utilization for multiple manufacturing and service orientated companies.
  • In 2010, Williams became one of only 12 ASQ Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts.
  • Expert at developing and teaching customized training Six Sigma quality programs worldwide.
  • Master skills: Master Black Belt Six Sigma, ASQ Certifications for Quality Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Manager of Quality/Operations Excellence and Quality Auditor.
  • Past speaker: 2010 ASQ World Conference, 2011 ISO9000 World Conference, 2014 ASQ World Conference and 2015 Lean Six Sigma World Conference.


The Six Sigma: Green Belt Certificate program is a five-day program and includes all topics covered by ASQ Six Sigma: Green Belt certification.

  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • The Define Stage
  • The Measure Stage
  • The Analyze Stage
  • The Improve Stage
  • The Control Stage
  • Six Sigma in Action
  • Six Sigma Tools and Concepts
  • Preparing for the Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification Exam
  • Practice Exams

This five-day workshop qualifies students for the ASQ Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification Exam by explaining the concepts, strategies, tools and techniques they will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into modules that explain key foundational Six Sigma information, guide students through the steps of methodology and demonstrate how a Six Sigma benefits organizations.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the concepts, tools, techniques and strategies used in Six Sigma projects.
  • Choose and apply specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities.
  • Analyze the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and formulate plans to ensure appropriate participation in project assignments.
  • Examine the interrelationships of tasks, activities and practices in Six Sigma projects.
Prerequisite and Testing

Students will be required to complete an open diagnostic (math and analysis skills diagnosis) to identify areas for improvement before enrolling in the program.

Students will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games and case study assignments. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material. Students will receive feedback throughout each module.

A professional certificate from Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning will be awarded upon successful program completion.

Certificate Requirements

In order to earn a certificate of completion from Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning and to qualify for the ASQ Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification Exam (the cost of which is not included in the fee), students must complete the full program. Upon successful completion, a printable certificate of completion from Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning will be available to download. Students will need an ABVC calculator and textbook to complete their coursework.

This program is eligible for 30 CEU credits. The certificate is noncredit and does not apply toward a degree. Students will need an ABVC calculator and textbook to complete their coursework.

Registration and Fees

Register online using a credit card with our secure, real-time registration system. Add the course to your shopping cart and follow the instructions for checking out. Register by phone at (630) 829-1383 during our business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST).


Cost for the full program is $1,250. Payment must be paid in full before enrollment is accepted. Registration cannot be processed if payment is not made. Payment may be made by credit card, check or company purchase order.

Payment Options

This program is noncredit (not degree applicable); therefore, it is not eligible for federal education loans. To ensure ease of payment for different circumstances, we strive to be flexible when working with individuals. The most common methods of payment are:

Employer Reimbursement

Many companies offer employee reimbursement for continuing education because it directly affects job performance, keeps the company up-to-date and boosts employee morale. If you work at a company that will pay for your continuing education, be sure to get prior approval.

Personal Investment

Professional development may be something in which you need to invest to advance your career. It is important to realize it is an investment because it will unlock new opportunities in your current position or one in which you desire to move.

Workforce Development Centers

It may be possible to take advantage of government funded programs through a Workforce Development Center and enroll in professional development programs. Some who are in a job transition use this opportunity to refine their skills in a familiar area, while others choose to learn a new skill set.

Professional Development and Learning

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