Yellow Belt is an introduction/overview of the effort, with preparation to support the company effort and potentially further advance in Sigma. YB includes training and a learning quiz. No project is required, but simple Kaizen projects can be encouraged (as leadership desires).
Green Belt includes more quantitative and interpersonal detail, with improvement to support company objectives – and potentially further advance in Sigma. GB includes 2 weeks of training and a written exam. Certification requires 70+% on the exam, and project completion.
Black Belt includes GB plus more quantitative depth and business knowledge for development into a “True Business Partner” – and potentially further advance in Sigma. BB includes 2 weeks of additional training and a written exam. Certification requires 70+% on the BB exam, demonstrated ability to train GBs, and project completion.
Master Black Belt includes BB plus an MBB internship. MBB includes a near daily consultation for one+ year with one or more certified MBBs. Certification requires assessments in: leadership, group dynamics, knowledge transfer, project mentoring, and performing GB and BB technical assessments.