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How to Add a Green Belt Certification to Your Resume

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Six Sigma is a management system intended to produce products and services efficiently and with minimal problems. Green belt certification is a mid-level of Six Sigma, and it's worth including on your resume. The distinction tells potential employers that you understand the Six Sigma system and utilize it to maximize production.

Certification Explained

The central idea behind Six Sigma involves measuring defects in a process, then systematically eliminating them. The goal is to come as close to zero defects as possible. Six Sigma certifications begin with the yellow belt, followed by orange, green, black and master black belts. Green belt certification prepares you to work as a member of a Six Sigma team, but it won't make you an expert. You can obtain green belt training from private institutions or through company-sponsored internal training. There are no prerequisites for the green belt certification – the course covers information from the lower level belts – but you must pass a timed test to gain certification.

On Your Resume

Highlight your green belt certification in the "education" section on your resume. List certifications last, after degrees or diplomas. Create a subheading titled "Certifications." Below this, include the name of the institution that provided the certification and the words "Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC)."


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