Best Six Sigma Certification

These Six Sigma programs represent the best six sigma certification options currently available.  In the interest of fairness, we have created multiple categories because the word "BEST" can mean different things to different people.  There are many companies that offer certification, and we will update this list each year as the industry changes.  If you're looking for the best six sigma certification, please consider these companies. 

1) BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY


Management and Strategy Institute

The Management and Strategy Institute is an online institute which offers six sigma certification from White Belt through Master Black Belt.  They do not offer in-class training.  The most expensive certification is only $299 and that includes the study material and the exam.  This is considerably less expensive than most other companies.  You can complete the training as quickly as you want and then take the exam to be certified.  This company wins the title of "Best Value For The Money" for 2016 and our overall best choice because it offers low prices while still being respected within the business community.


STAR RATING:  4.5 out of 5 stars

 


POSITIVES:

Everything is done online, including the certification exam

Respected in business circles
Self-paced so you can complete quickly

Low prices


NEGATIVES:

No instructor support
No physical classroom training available

2) BEST ON YOUR RESUME


American Society for Quality (ASQ)

The most recognized six sigma certification in the industry is issued from ASQ.  The American Society for Quality is a large, global community of business professionals throughout the world.   Having an ASQ certification on your resume is an impressive achievement and is looked upon highly by employers.  Pricing for certifications is reasonable, with most certifications costing between $250 & $400.  ASQ does not provide any training or study material directly, so certification prep-classes can be very expensive.  ASQ wins "Best On Your Resume" for 2016 because it is so highly recognized and respected.


STAR RATING:  4.5 out of 5 stars

 


POSITIVES:

Highly Respected in business circles

Low prices for certification voucher

Impressive on resume


NEGATIVES:

Does not provide training
Training is expensive, time consuming
Test times & locations are limited to a few times per year

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3) BEST TRAINING PROVIDED ONLINE


VILLANOVA U

Villanova U is the online branch of Villanova University.  They offer certification in both regular Six Sigma as well as specialty Six Sigma programs like Healthcare & Government.  These programs are offered online and are designed like a regular college class.  You have instructor support as well as access to very high quality training material.  As a college, Villanova is also widely respected, so a certification from there looks very good on your resume.  The programs are very expensive, ranging from $1000 to $6500 depending on the options.  The certifications and training are worth it if you have the money and want to work with Six Sigma full-time.


STAR RATING:  4 out of 5 stars

 


POSITIVES:

All training is done online

Highly respected in business circles
Great training and instructor support


NEGATIVES:

Not a self-paced program, must follow class schedule
Expensive, up to $6500



4) BEST FREE SIX SIGMA TRAINING


MIT OPEN SOURCE

The Open Source Training provided by MIT and many other colleges is a great source for Free learning.  While these programs do not include any type of certification, you can still list these programs as training you've taken on your resume.  These are completely free and often include training from quality college instructors and include video.


STAR RATING:  2 out of 5 stars

 


POSITIVES:

It's Free
High quality online training


NEGATIVES:

No certification, not very impressive on resume.

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