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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common questions about submitting a Six Sigma Project Affidavit?

Download a Six Sigma Black Belt Affidavit (PDF, 45 KB)

What if I do not have a completed a Six Sigma Black Belt Project?

A Six Sigma Black Belt project is required. If you have not completed a project you are not eligible to sit for the exam.

Can I submit a project I completed more than two years ago?

Yes, as long as the project utilized the Six Sigma tools and methodologies, it is acceptable.

I am in the process of completing a Six Sigma Black Belt project, can I still apply for the exam?

Yes you can apply, but your completed project affidavit(s) must be received at ASQ headquarters within one week of our receipt of your application and fees. Your application will be placed on HOLD status until we receive your affidavit(s). The affidavit(s) must be completed by your project champion. As the applicant, it is your responsibility to send the completed affidavit(s) to ASQ. If we do not receive your affidavit(s) within the required timeframe, your application will be cancelled and a partial refund will be sent to you (less the application fee).

Can I submit my affidavit for review prior to applying for the exam?

No, affidavits received without an application form and fees will not be reviewed prior to your applying for the exam.

Does ASQ need the original signed copy of my project affidavit?

No, you may fax or e-mail your signed affidavit(s) to fax number 414-298-2500 or to cert@asq.org within one week of submitting your application.

I am unable to contact my project champion or he/she is no longer employed at the company. What should I do?

It is your responsibility to have your project champion complete and sign the project affidavit. Affidavits will not be accepted if they are not signed by a project champion.
If you are unable to locate your project champion, a member of upper management at the company may sign the affidavit in your project champion's place, provided the individual is able to verify the contents of the affidavit are correct.

I did a Six Sigma Black Belt project at a company that I am no longer employed or the champion is at a different location. What should I do?

You may fax or e-mail a copy of the affidavit form to the champion. Please then have the champion send the signed form directly to ASQ by mail, fax or e-mail.

Download a Six Sigma Black Belt Affidavit (PDF, 45 KB)

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