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Online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification for Healthcare

Online Lean Six Sigma Excellence in Healthcare Delivery means helping improve patient outcomes while driving down the cost of patient care! 

Since 2011 this program has been educating healthcare professionals apply the concepts of continuous improvement to create and sustain a more productive and cost effective healthcare delivery organization.  Through 16 units & 65 lessons, candidates learn to apply the methods that help hospitals and clinics implement a culture of continuous improvement and use methods such as lean management and practices like the Toyota Production System.

The program provides a quality principles overview, in-depth instruction in management by fact, and a structured performance improvement methodology used by Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and Master Black Belts worldwide.

The curriculum is derived from five sources:

  1. The American Society of Quality’s Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
  2. The Malcolm Baldrige Healthcare Criteria for Performance Excellence.
  3. The isixsigma.com Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
  4. The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  5. Curriculum and Best Practices from the finest Healthcare Systems Nationwide.

Designed for working professionals, TPMG’s online lean six sigma program for healthcare is patterned after online Global MBA Management Courses. You will have:

  • Immediate access to course work at anytime from anywhere
  • Engaging online lectures
  • Interactive chats/bulletin boards
  • Online collaboration with your Master Black Belt Instructor and classmates using technology of modern global business

Learning Outcomes

With successful completion of this program, each candidate will receive a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification in Healthcare Performance Improvement and will be qualified to:

  • Identify and prioritize lean and continuous improvement projects.
  • Execute the standard process improvement methodology to support performance excellence in the field and on an ongoing basis.
  • Use continuous improvement methods to improve and sustain patient satisfaction.
  • Apply lean methodology and six sigma practices in healthcare facilities to improve operational efficiency and service excellence.
  • Lead hospital executives and performance improvement staff in identifying lean opportunities across the enterprise.
  • Oversee development and execution of lean project plans to support process improvement initiatives.
  • Use Lean 5S, Value Stream Mapping, and other lean process activities in support of performance improvement initiatives.


The subjects and topic areas include:

  1. Lean Principles and Applications
  2. The Voice of the Patient (Patient Satisfaction)
  3. Six Sigma Tools for Continuous Improvement
  4. Criteria for Performance Excellence from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards Program
  5. The Balanced Scorecard System of Performance Management and Key Performance Indicators

Each candidate will receive:

  1. 450+ page hard copy manual for Black Belt Certification.
  2. Software application for the lean six sigma tool kit.
  3. 6 months online access to the online classroom and content library.
  4. Online self-paced seminars and live instruction.
  5. 10 hours of live master black belt certification project coaching and mentoring (included).
  6. Black belt certification exam.
  7. 12 continuing educational units (CEUs).
  8. 120 professional development units (PMI PDUs).

The program is both online self-paced and blended with online live instruction.

NOTE: Online Self-Paced Candidates Can Enroll at Anytime.

Online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification for Healthcare

  • $4,379.00 per candidate 
  • No Prerequisites Required

6 week lockstep program – Next Online Blended Cohort Begins – Seating is limited:

  • 1st Quarter 2023:  Monday  March  24  –  Enrollment Deadline is March 17, 2023

Online Lean Healthcare Black Belt Certification – VISIT the TPMG Website:  $4,379.00 per candidate – To Enroll Now, click here  (software included)


  1. Robyne Kersahw says:

    Are these prices applicable in Canada ? What are exact dates for courses ? I am out of the country quite a bit.


    • Yes…the prices are applicable globally. The next class begins on 3/9. Candidates will have online access for 10 straight weeks and live instruction will take place every week for 6 weeks. Candidates should be prepared to take the certification exam before the end of the 10 week cycle and should be prepared to complete their black belt certification project within approximately 4 months.


  2. Mario says:

    Are there any prerequisites for the Black Belt?


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