Corporate EducationLean Six Sigma Program

Six Sigma is a systematic methodology that utilizes factual information and statistical analysis to measure and improve a company's operational performance, practices and systems by identifying and preventing 'defects' in manufacturing and service-related processes in order to anticipate and exceed expectations of all stakeholders to accomplish effectiveness. Employing Six Sigma tools increases performance and decreases process variation, which leads to defect reduction, significant improvement in profits, waste reduction, employee morale and quality of product.

We offer two separate programs: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. In both programs, each participant is required to select a project within his or her organization to run through the DMAIC methodology.  Green Belt and Black Belt Certification is awarded after the participant demonstrates a full understanding of the process and has completed his/her project. Projects must be completed within one year of taking the course. There are no ongoing requirements to remain certified. 

Lean Six Sigma Courses

Green Belt is offered two times (fall and spring) and Black Belt is offered once a year (summer).

These certification programs require four days of in-class instruction followed by completion and approval of a Lean Six Sigma project. During instruction days, participants will receive training on the methodology each day from 8:30-3:30 pm, and then have the option for instructor led coaching on their individual projects from 3:30 - 4:30 pm each day. It is recommended that participants come with an idea of a project they might like to implement for certification in order to make the most use of this time. 

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt TBA 8:30-4:30 $2,695 Register
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt July 13-16 8:30-4:30 $3,300 Register

Location: Center for Corporate Education, 301 W. Main Street, Room B3189, Richmond, VA

Fees and Discounts: An early-bird 10% discount is available at registration to anyone who registers up to 30 days prior to the event. A 10% discount is available to all VCU alumni and VCU/VCUHS employees. Group discounts are also available. Discounts can not be combined, and are provided at registration. Fees include lunch, parking and all materials.

CEU Information

For those seeking CEU credits, successful completion of this course will result in 28 CEU credits.

NASBA CPE Information

VCU Center for Corporate Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its

For those seeking CPE credits, successful completion of the Green Belt course will result in 28 CPEs in the Management Services field of study.