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Affordable Ways to Earn Your
Six Sigma Certification!

There a many ways to earn your six sigma certification but there are only a few affordable ways to earn a credible certification. We are going to discuss two methods of getting certified by the most common certification entities in the industry. These methods also happen to be the most affordable too!




#1 Self Study and Pass the IASSC Exam

The most affordable Six Sigma certification that can be attained is through the IASSC or International Association for Six Sigma Certifications. The IASSC claims to be the only completely independent certification entity in the industry (they only certify, they don't sell training or courseware). The IASSC offers Black Belt certification, Green Belt certification and Yellow Belt certification. They have partnered with Peoplecert and Pearson View to enable proctored exams in over 8,000 testing centers globally. Below are The IASSC's Exam fees as of 4/24/2012:

IASSC Certification Fee
Six Sigma Black Belt $395
Six Sigma Green Belt $295

With this approach, you will need to learn the content and fully comprehend the body of knowledge (BOK) for the certification exam you intend to take. You're in luck however! Our self study packages have been perfectly modeled after the recommended BOK of the IASSC. We even went so far as to achieve IASSC accreditation as an accredited training organization. Our Black Belt and Green Belt self study courseware will fully cover and comprehensively meet all IASSC BOK requirements. It's also the most affordable study material available and it includes a practice exam along with 35 data sets that you can use to perform the exercises found in the training material. Our Black Belt self study material is $79.99 and our Green Belt is $59.99. Each delivered via download from your store account established upon checkout. Learn more about Six Sigma Digest self study courseware.

Self Study Material Cost
Black Belt Study Material $79.99
Green Belt Study Material $59.99

The combined cost of the exam through the IASSC plus the cost of our courseware makes getting certified through the IASSC the single most affordable method to achieve your six sigma certification. With some personal motivation, organization and effort you can self study and earn your Black Belt or Green Belt cert. Here's the breakdown of final cost using this approach:

Certification Exam Fee Study Material Total
Six Sigma Black Belt $395 $79.99 $474.99
Six Sigma Green Belt $295 $59.99 $354.99



#2 Self Study and Pass the ASQ Exam

ASQ is the American Society for Quality. This organization is one of the most widely recognized Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma associations. ASQ offers Black Belt certification as well as Green Belt certification through their exam program. ASQ members receive discounted rates, below are ASQ's Exam fees as of 4/24/2012:

ASQ Certification Fee Member Fee
Six Sigma Black Belt $449 $299
Six Sigma Green Belt $339 $199

ASQ membership fees are annual and depend on membership level. This analysis assumes you are not a member

As you might expect, you will need to prepare for this exam and it's not easy to pass. Therefore, we have prepared a package that was specifically intended to help you successfully pass the ASQ exam. Our Black Belt and Green Belt self study courseware is the most comprehensive and most affordable Six Sigma study material available on the open market. It even comes with comes with a practice exam, data sets and templates. Our Black Belt self study material is $79.99 and our Green Belt is $59.99. Each delivered via download from your store account established upon checkout. Learn more about Six Sigma Digest self study courseware.

Self Study Material Cost
Black Belt Study Material $79.99
Green Belt Study Material $59.99

After accounting for the cost of the certification exam as well as the cost of study materials, the ASQ certification is the second most affordable six sigma certification available. In the table below you can see the final cost of either the Black Belt or Green Belt Six Sigma Certification.

ASQ Certification Exam Fee Study Material Total
Six Sigma Black Belt $449 $79.99 $528.99
Six Sigma Green Belt $339 $59.99 $398.99



Fortunately, ASQ and IASSC are likely the two most widely known and widely accepted certifications across the globe. Knowing this, we have designed our self study courseware around their certification requirements. If you have prepared for either exam and wish to test your knowledge before sitting for the exam, you can simply purchase one of our Six Sigma Certification Practice Exams. This will certainly help prepare you for successfully achieving your six sigma certification.