Master Black Belt Certification Program

Master Black Belt Certification Program

The ISEL Global Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification program is a Business Excellence Master Black Belt program. The main objective of this program is to coach Black Belts so that they take up a broad strategic view of problem-solving. It contains unusual tools for quick win projects as well as techniques and approaches that help engage and facilitate change where it matters most.
Several Business Excellence competencies are part of this program viz – Creativity and Innovation Practitioner, Business Value Analyst, Lean Practitioner, Lean Guide, AHP Practitioner, Business Modelling Expert.
The program has a holistic view of business results improvement and change management. This program provides the language and the techniques that an excellence enthusiast needs to engage and facilitate business leadership without overwhelming them.


Master Black Belt Certification Application: 

To be certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification, as an MBB you (referred to as the candidate) must submit this “application & portfolio” detailing your professional accomplishments over the past five years. ISEL uses a certification board of Master Black Belts from across the United States who review each application, discuss and reach consensus to either “approve for certification’ or “do not certify at this time’. The entire process from submission through decision can take up to 45 days.

The identity of the certification board members is not made public to prevent the appearance of impropriety.

In addition to the above definition, ISEL requires other activities detailed in this application. Our certification is different from other certifications by requiring candidates to demonstrate an understanding of emotional intelligence and ability to relate to the workforce for sustainable improvements.
Being able to bring people together for lasting improvements is an MBB skill expected from employers and clients – thus ensuring a relevant certification. When certified as a Master Black Belt you are authorized to add the distinctive “LSSMBB” signature block enhancer and potentially serve as a certification board member for other MBB candidates.

Certification process:

Phase 1: Master Black Belt Certification Programs. Candidate submits online certification portfolio and payment. The portfolio is reviewed for completeness by AALSSC Director of Certification. (7-day processing time) • If determined to be complete – the candidate is notified, and portfolio is sent to certification board. • If determined to be incomplete – the portfolio is returned to the candidate with recommendations.

Phase 2: Portfolio is received by certification board. Each board member reviews the portfolio and provides feedback with the recommendation. Board members meet, discuss and reach consensus for certification decision (up to 30 days processing time). Recommendations are reviewed by Director of Certification who records recommendations and archives portfolio package.

Phase 3: Director of Certification notifies the candidate of the decision. • If the board recommends certification: certificate package is generated and mailed to the candidate. • If a board does not recommend certification: the candidate is notified of the specific reason(s) and given the opportunity to appeal the decision.

Phase 4: Appeal Process: The candidate has one year from notification to re-submit application with modifications. Additionally, a candidate can include a letter to board members explaining details as necessary. Once the application is re-submitted the process begins again (at no additional cost).

To Summarise:

MBB is a rank assigned to an experienced and effective Lean Six Sigma expert. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt is generally responsible for a portfolio of improvement projects, leading enterprise-wide Lean Six Sigma implementations, and training/mentoring others in Lean Six Sigma.

  • MBB Certification by American Association for Lean Six Sigma Certification, USA
  • Accredited by International Certification Accreditation Council, ISO 17024

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt leads and supports the development of key aspects of the continuous improvement program approach, methods and tools. As an expert in the area of continuous improvement and lean six sigma methodologies, responsibilities include the oversight and employment of the aforementioned methods and tools within various practice areas and business units to support and enable attainment of specified business objectives. All engagements with the practice/business areas are based on a highly collaborative approach with the focus of the transformation and continuous improvement office being an organization that understands the business needs and challenges and one that provides substantial value and support in enabling each business area to achieve its objectives. The Master Black Belt will also be responsible for continuously improving the processes and overall program by capturing lessons learned, incorporating best practices
and maturing continuous improvement to a point of a Digital Risk core competency.


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