Eligibility for Six Sigma Organizations Wanting ISSSP Accreditation

In order to be eligible for ISSSP Accredited Training Organization (ATO) status, an organization must be able to demonstrate a quality Six Sigma training program, knowledgeable instructors, and good business practices, as well as other minimum ATO requirements. Therefore, we have developed an outline of requirements for organizational members seeking accreditation with ISSSP. Please see a short synopsis of the basic requirements.

Accredited Training Organization

The ATO status requires at a minimum that the organization be:

  • Must be an Organizational member of ISSSP
  • A governmental unit or be incorporated, chartered or otherwise legally-recognized as a business entity.
  • Must have at least one Six Sigma Master Black Belt on staff with at least two years of training experience
  • Must be in business and operating for at least one year
  • Must have good business practices in place and be in good standing with the business world (i.e. BBB ratings must be at least a B+, etc.)
  • Must follow and provide the BOK used for your Six Sigma training program(s)
  • Must meet the Days Equivalent (DEs) for each belt level of training according to the standards determined by the Accreditation Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Must meet the Minimum ATO Requirements set forth by the Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC) and approved by the Board of Directors
  • Must require project certification at the Green Belt and Black Belt levels
  • Able to provide documentation required by the application

In addition, the following is also required:

  • A well-defined organizational structure that assigns authority and responsibility for maintaining student records, code of conduct for all employees, and processes in place for handling complaints
  • Must agree to the ATO and Membership Terms & Conditions
  • Must agree to the Intellectual Property Guide
  • Written policies and processes that adhere to the ISSSP Standards

How Many Applications Are Required?

In most cases there is only one application is required. However, the Accreditation Advisory Committee may require additional information for accreditation, including a possible onsite visit. Your organization will be responsible for any additional costs associated with the review process. Organizations must be operating under a single series of rules and regulations. Training firms must have the authority, responsibility and administrative control over all aspects of the organization, including materials, trainers, and student records to file as one application.

The application must clearly define the organizational division seeking ATO accreditation. In the case of larger firms, complex organizations, or organizations with international locations with separate lines of accountability, it may be necessary to complete separate applications. Please contact us to discuss your situation.