Six Sigma Black Belt

Chef, Six Sigma Black Belt


I am currently an Executive Chef working that has been taking online classes for Green & Black Belt Six Sigma.  I am about halfway through my Black Belt classes and would like to pursue my certifications.  However, my company does not have a Six Sigma department and seem to be getting no where on working on a Six Sigma project so I could qualify for the Black Belt certification.  Do you have any advice or guidance that could help.


This is not an uncommon issue with a number of people.  What he should look into is to work as a volunteer at some non-profit organization on a Black Belt improvement project.  These organizations are always looking for help and this is a win-win for both him and the organization.  He will need to talk to them about what Six Sigma is and the type of project he is interested in doing.

Another possibility is to look at his place of work and if there is a part of the job that has to be done but no one likes doing it. If it is a process, then he could follow the DMAIC process and show improvement.  This could also serve as BB project if he can show the time savings was greater than 50%.


Jim Bossert
SVP Process Design Manger, Process Optimization
Bank of America
Fort Worth, TX

ASQ Certification sample exams

ASQ 50 years of certification. Quality certifications since 1968.

Q: I became a member of ASQ yesterday.  I’ve tried to find some simulating exams on the site to check my knowledge on CQT, however no success achieved.  How can I get to those exams?

A:  Thank you for contacting ASQ and the Quality Information Center.  I have received your request for CQT simulating exams.  The following link provides information on how to prepare for the CQT exam.

There are two sample exams you can choose to take.  One is an interactive sample exam and the other is a PDF that you can print out which looks like the actual test format, including instructions and test questions from past exams.

All sixteen ASQ certifications have preparation materials available on ASQ’s website and most have sample exams available like the ones I mention above.

I hope this information is helpful.  Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need additional assistance.

Best regards,

ASQ Research Librarian
Milwaukee, WI