Training Day Equivalents

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Training Day Equivalents 2019-11-25T00:48:54+00:00

The Training Day Equivalents have been established by the Accreditation Advisory Committee to show the minimum training requirements for Six Sigma Yellow, Green, and Black Belt training. It showcases the percentage of time allowed for various training elements, as well as the potential need for a completed live project. You may download a PDF of the document by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the "download" button.

Six Sigma Minimum Training Day Equivalents

Please note the following:

  • Day Equivalents (DE) are the responsibility of the training organization provider to verify.
  • Consider one DE to be seven hours. This does not include lunch breaks.

The time can be comprised of the following; validated elements as a standard part of the training program.

  • In-class time
    • Contact Hours spent in a classroom setting
  • Online training attendance
    • Expected time as validated with log-ins
  • Time working on a project, mentored by a Master Black Belt
    • Scheduled project work with a MBB outside of class
  • Non-project coaching time
    • Scheduled non-project coaching with a MBB
  • Completion of assignments at home as part of training
    • Expected hours for class assignments

Allowable Percentages of Green Belt and Black Belt DE Elements

  • In-class time and/or Online training attendance*
    • 70% or more. These instructor contact hours are the most critical
  • Time working on a project, mentored by a Master Black Belt
    • 15% maximum. Scheduled project work with a MBB outside of class
  • Non-project coaching time
    • 10% maximum. Scheduled non-project coaching with a MBB
  • Completion of assignments at home as part of training
    • 5% maximum. Expected hours for at home class assignments

NOTE: Projects are not required for Yellow Belts. Instructor contact hours should account for  95% of the time, if out of class homework is given.

*Any hours accorded to virtual instructor or computer-based training must include required logged-in time and a process for timely answering any questions an attendee submits.

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