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    Mark Hanke
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    A question for the group at large:

    Does your organization require recertification for the Master Black Belt or the Black Belts?

    If so, would you mind sharing some details? Organization, recertification requirements, etc

     

    thanks!

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    #244287

    Darth
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    Haven’t seen a lot of that in the industry.  Some folks talk about it but I have not seen anyone actually execute it.  On the other hand, I have seen GBs have a requirement for re-certification by having to do another project.  Since MBBs and BBs are usually full time, their skills usually don’t deteriorate.  There is opportunity for constant evaluation.  Since GB are part time it makes some sense to keep it fresh by requiring them to do a project or take some sort of training.

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    #244322

    Strayer
    Participant

    It depends on the certifying organization.  ASQ, for instance, requires that you do certain things, and submit proof, to maintain your certs.  Otherwise you’ll have to go through the certification process all over again.  I’ve seen situations where people on the management track go through BB internal training and certification, and never really use it again.  Recertification would be appropriate in those cases if they want to continue to call themselves black belts.

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    #244348

    Strayer
    Participant

    FYI, ASQ’s GB certification is lifetime.  We recognize that a GB is not a full-time six sigma professional but has sufficient knowledge and experience to serve on teams.  I think that should apply to internally certified GB’s.  What bugs me is BB’s who earn certification, internally or externally, for advancement rather than what they do on the job.  If they want to continue to be recognized as BB’s they should be periodically recertified using the same criteria as for original certification.

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    #244360

    Alejandro Estrada Flores
    Participant

    I have seen that it is neccesary a recertification in the case of MBB, not in GB and BB. But it is very common that some company ask e for an internal certification still that you have one or two external certifications

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    #244511

    James Considine
    Participant

    Great question, thanks for posting.

    I received my certs through my employers, and have never been asked to recertify. Only when I joined GE as a Black Belt was I required to re-certify there despite having been certified previously by BMGI through an employer…

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