CERTIFIED SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT (CSSBB) (back to ASQ North Jersey Education homepage)

Six Sigma Quality is the key to success in today’s competitive world. This is true for service businesses, educational, governmental, and not-for-profit sectors as well as manufacturing.

ASQ North Jersey Section 304 is pleased to announce two exlusive offerings - Come join the fast track to becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt !

NOW AVAIABLE: Six Sigma Black Belt “Bridge Course & Six Sigma "Study Hall":

Registration is always open for onsite courses which we'll be happy to run at your own facility.

Summer 2009 - On-site at Stryker Orthopaedics- Mahwah NJ

Instructor: Ed May (standing - third from left)
Sponsor: Bill Bahr (seated - fourth from left)
Students (alphabetic order): Paul Afanasewicz, Victor Baeza, Jose Borges, Carlos Castillo, Bob Dans, Chris DeMaria, Justin Kallararackal, Shawn Liberty, L. Wasley

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt BRIDGE Course


Inaugural Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Bridge Course - Graduation Day

Left to right: Gus Pook, Michael Parrillo, Nancy Chang, Ed May (instructor), Susan Serradilla-Smarth, Chaitrasri Arni,
Carl Perini, Lucita Kahn, Halina Kolano, Reynaldo Postadan, Photographer: Sewha Park



Sewha Park receives her Certificate of Completion for CSSBB Bridge course from instructor Ed May


Method of Instruction:
Instructor will lecture from the Quality Council of Indiana CSSBB PDF Disc projected from a computer to a screen via LCD projector. Students will follow along using the more detailed Quality Council of Indiana CSSBB 3 ring notebook Primer provided for the course. At the end of each session the Instructor will review sample exam questions and answers using the Quality Council of Indiana CSSBB simulated Exam on PDF Disc. Students may purchase the Quality Council of Indiana CSSBB Solutions Manual separately. (Please note that our Certified Six Sigma Green Belt training is offered separately during our Spring & Fall semesters.)

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt STUDY HALL Course

A brand new offering devoted to actual test questions found on the ASQ Certification Exam. The CSSBB Study Hall exposes students to the same stringent set of conditions that they’ll encounter on ASQ examination day. This includes a fast paced rate of questioning and technically challenging content with the added benefit of in-depth review after the question period is completed. This Study Hall will run back-to-back with the CSSBB Bridge course and thus both courses can be taken during the same semester. An option that is highly recommended for those who wish to pursue the fastest track possible for ASQ Certification. Sign-up today and be prepared to gain mastery of the Black Belt Body-of-Knowledge that will lead to your achieving the coveted SSBB Certification. Course is designed to cover 24 hours of training in 8 sessions.


Instructor: Ed May

Ed May is an American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ CSSBB) who spent two decades in the manufacturing industry before establishing himself in 2001 as a quality consultant, adjunct professor, and on-site instructor. Ed specializes in Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, and ISO 9001.

Before becoming a quality and productivity consultant, Ed held various positions in engineering, manufacturing, and quality management in local manufacturing companies. Ed has implemented ISO 9001 at numerous manufacturing companies in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Courses that Ed has taught on site at New Jersey companies include Six Sigma Quality, Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9000, Quality Improvement Processes, Root Cause Analysis, 5S, and SPC.

Ed has been a guest speaker at ASQ, APICS, AIChE and IIE on the topic of Six Sigma. He has also taught the Six Sigma Saturday Course for ASQ Section 304 in North Jersey.

Ed is an Adjunct Instructor for New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in Quality Systems Management and Industrial Statistics, and serves on the Engineering Technology Advisory Committee.

Ed is also Faculty Chairperson and Adjunct Instructor for the Union County College Continuing Education Certificate Program for SIX SIGMA. He recently began teaching at companies in Union County for the Industry Business Institute.

When Ed is not consulting, teaching, training, writing, or doing volunteer work, he is busy fundraising for his alma maters: Stevens Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School. Ed lives with his wife and children in Maplewood, NJ, where he is active in community affairs.

Registration is always open for onsite courses which we'll be happy to run at your own facility.

Class Schedule: Courses are offered every Summer and Winter semester
40 hours for Bridge (five hours per day for eight days) course and 24 hours for Study Hall (three hours per day for eight days)
Schedule is set so that last class will end in advance of March or October ASQ certification exam.

Public class location is either:

Parsippany United Methodist Church

903 South Beverwyck Rd

Parsippany , NJ 07054


St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church

Hillview Ave & Mountain Way

Morris Plains , NJ  07950


Public classes are held on Saturdays starting about 8:30 AM.


Carl Perini Education Committee Chairperson
ASQ North Jersey Section

Mailing Address
PO Box 4961 Wayne, NJ 07470-4961

Bridge Course: $695
Study Hall: $495
Bridge & Hall combined: $1095


Our Mission is to help Knowledge Workers increase their Productivity!


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