Six Sigma Belts loosely parallel the merit-based belt system you see in American martial arts school. Lighter colored belts are novices, black belts are experts, and anything beyond is considered at the top of the profession.
Generally 3 belts are recognized in the industry; Green, Black, and Master Black Belts. The roles, requirements and expectations differ slightly between various organizations but they tend to follow this pattern:
Six Sigma Green Belt
50% allocated. A little training. Certifications offered. Learn more about Six Sigma Green Belts here.
Six Sigma Black Belt
Learn more by exploring an outline of what it required for each certification body:
Six Sigma Master Black Belt
100% allocated. Six Sigma Master Black Belts often mentor aspiring black belts. Consult and remove obstacles from Black Belt teams. Certifications offered from ASQ, Villanova, and IASSC. Learn more about Six Sigma Master Black Belts here.
Yellow Belts – a contrived belt.