CERTIFIED SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT (CSSGB) (back to ASQ North Jersey Education homepage)
Six Sigma Quality is the key to success in todays competitive world. This is true of manufacturing businesses, as well as in the service, educational, governmental, and not-for-profit sectors.
Six Sigma Green Belts are employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams. The Six Sigma Green Belt operates in support of, or under the supervision of, a Six Sigma Black Belt. He or she analyzes and solves quality problems, and is involved in six sigma, lean, and other quality improvement projects. Cross functional Six Sigma teams use the DMAIC approach: DEFINE, MEASURE, ANALYZE, IMPROVE, CONTROL. Six Sigma Green Belts are in increasing demand, and often go on to become Six Sigma Black Belts.
This ASQ course gives you the knowledge needed to serve as a Green Belt on a Process Improvement Team. This ASQ course references the American Society for Quality Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge, uses Green Belt materials from the Quality Council of Indiana, and is taught by an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Graduates receive continuing education units and may be eligible to sit for the new ASQ CSSGB Exam.
CSSGB exam participants must register directly with ASQ headquarters. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline date. Approval of a certification application guarantees only the right to take the examination and does not guarantee certification.
Eligibility requires three years of work experience within the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. Applications must be submitted to ASQ headquarters along with supporting documentation for all qualifying work history (resume, job description, etc.) and the correct fee. Proof of professionalism is required. Unlike the ASQ CSSBB Examination, no project affidavit is required to apply for the ASQ CSSGB Examination. ASQ membership is not required.
Each certification candidate is required to pass the written examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. The CSSGB examination is a one-part, 100-question, four hour exam and is offered in the English language only. All examinations are open-book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants.
Method of Instruction:
Instructor will lecture from the Quality Council of Indiana CSSGB PDF Disc projected from a computer to a screen via LCD projector. Students will follow along using the more detailed Quality Council of Indiana CSSGB 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 CSSGB simulated Exam on PDF Disc. Students may purchase the Quality Council of Indiana CSSGB Solutions Manual separately.
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 9001:2000.
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 9001:2000 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.
Class Schedule: Courses are offered every Spring and Fall semester
Schedule is set so that last class will end in advance of June or December 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 9 AM
Course length: 40 hours
Registration is always open for onsite courses which we'll be happy to run at your own facility.
Carl Perini Education Committee
ASQ North Jersey Section
PO Box 4961 Wayne, NJ 07470-4961
Our Mission is to help Knowledge Workers increase their Productivity!
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