What is a Six Sigma Green Belt?

Green Belt is a middle tier of Six Sigma certifications. Essentially, it’s an intermediate grade. A Green Belt knows a fair amount about Six Sigma methodology, and can support a Black Belt in a major project or take on minor projects under supervision.

ASQ definition

Qualities of a Green Belt

Six Sigma Green Belt practitioners are:

  • Analytical.
  • Educated in Six Sigma concepts.
  • Experienced in Six Sigma methodology.

What Do Six Sigma Green Belts Do?

A Six Sigma Green Belt typically works under the supervision of a Black Belt. Because they know a fair amount about Six Sigma methodology, they perform a number of semi-autonomous tasks, like:

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Running minor projects
  • Leading small teams.

Due to working under a Black Belt, a Green Belt typically doesn’t directly direct an entire project. Instead, they tend to assist in problem solving efforts or take the lead on a portion of the project. This will often involve working with the data that Six Sigma projects rely on – including creating charts and tracking progress.

Many Green Belts are also working towards their Black Belt accreditation.

Time spent on Six Sigma projects

A lot of Green Belts won’t spend all of their work time on Six Sigma projects. Commonly, they’ll spend around 50% on these projects, although it could be as low as 25%.

How Do Six Sigma Green Belts Interact with Six Sigma Black Belts?

How Can Becoming a Six Sigma Green Belt Help Your Career?

Average Salary & Salary Increase Upon Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

How Do You Become a Six Sigma Green Belt?

How to Pick an Organization to Get Certified with

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What Are You Expected to Know?

How to Get Training (and Self Training)

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