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SME Certification


World-Class Six Sigma Certification Partnership

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SME is pleased to bring an exciting evolution of world-class six-sigma training and certification to its members through a special agreement with Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The six-sigma programs were developed and are delivered by award winning ASU IE faculty members Doug Montgomery, PhD; George Runger, PhD; Dan Shunk, PhD; and John Fowler, PhD, as well as experts from industry.

The programs integrate:

  • Video streamed lectures
  • Exercises, practice tools and concepts
  • Case analysis in engineering/manufacturing and business transactional areas
  • Interactive discussions with peers and a moderating coach


SME members get special pricing on the ASU six-sigma programs. Take advantage of your SME membership. Help your company and your suppliers leverage this powerful and affordable new approach to excellence

Programs available to SME members:

Six Sigma Green Belt — Candidate discovers how to best apply the supporting tools providing short-cycle, high-yield improvements in the business processes within their organization using methodology, metrics, tools, value stream mapping and analytical skills for successful project execution. Find out more.

Six Sigma Black Belt — Learn to demonstrate team leadership, understand dynamics, roles and responsibilities. Facilitate breakthrough improvements in key processes that support the overall aims of an enterprise or operating unit through the DMAIC methodology. Find out more.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt — The MBB program is a hybrid program that includes one week in-class training plus four online resource courses. The program is designed for six sigma black belts with three years of experience and three documented black belt projects. Participants will learn skills in advanced design for six sigma, logistic regression and categorical data analysis, advanced design of experiments, advanced control and forecasting for six sigma, strategic leadership, as well as content development and presentation skills. Find out more.

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