IASSC®* vs ASQ vs The Council for Six Sigma Certification (CSSC)

Make sure your accreditation is being issued by the most trusted organization in the Six Sigma industry…

There is a quite a bit of confusion that individuals face when trying to understand their options for your organization’s Six Sigma accreditation. Because Google rankings are so prevalent in today’s society, it is easy to confuse a website that performs better in the search rankings as being a wise choice.  As you can see from the chart below, it is extremely important to perform due diligence to uncover unexpected pitfalls in the fine print.

Overview and Options****:ASQIASSC®*CSSC
Number of Six Sigma Certification levels offered3316
Accreditation for Training ProvidersNoYesYes
Accreditation for Individuals (Mentors)NoYesYes
Accreditation for Internal Employee Training ProgramsNoYesYes
Free Training Material AvailableNoYes
Terms of Service that DO NOT attempt to hold you legally liable for expressing a truthful negative review/opinion about their services.YesNoYes
Complete freedom to administer your own exams.Decide for Yourself (1 & 2)Yes
Organization Accreditation Fee –$945FREE
Accreditation Renewal Fee$945FREE
Training Instructor Accreditation Fee.$445**FREE 
**Accreditation Fee of $250 plus a recurring ATA Black Belt Certification Exam Fee of $195   
 **** Information in this comparison is valid at the time of this writing (April 11, 2018)   

Official Six Sigma Training Material Access

Our official CSSC Six Sigma Training Manuals are available for use by our accredited training providers (and their students).  As a result, our materials are continually improved by accredited training providers just like you.

By joining our collective knowledge together we continue to strengthen the six sigma community as a whole.


Exam Discounts Available

If you plan on simplifying your own training programs by utilizing our certification exams for your clients, please contact us to learn about discounted pricing that may be available to your organization.


*IASSC is a registered trademark of the International Association for Six Sigma LLC.

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