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 quite a bit of confusion that individuals may face when trying to understand their options for your organization’s Six Sigma accreditation. Since 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 the wiser choice. As you can see from the chart below, it is extremely important to perform due diligence to discovery the real differences.
Our standards are well respected within the Six Sigma industry as illustrated by the organizations that have sought our approval for accreditation…
Source: Data compiled from the accredited provider listing(s) available publicly on both the IASSC and CSSC websites. ASQ data not available as they do not accredit organizations.
Questionable Training Providers? It appears that IASSC has “accredited” multiple organizations that we have posted Consumer Alerts about. We STRONGLY encourage the public to exercise due-diligence when considering any organization that solely lists IASSC as an endorsement.
|Overview and Options****:||ASQ||IASSC®*||CSSC|
|Number of Six Sigma Certification Levels Offered||3||3||16|
|Accreditation for Training Providers||No||Yes||Yes|
|Accreditation for Individuals (Mentors)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Accreditation for Internal Employee Training Programs||No||Yes||Yes|
|Free Training Material Available for Training Providers||–||No||Yes|
|In Existence for More Than a Decade||–||No||Yes|
|Complete Freedom to Administer Your Own Exams||–||Decide for Yourself (1 & 2)||Yes|
|Organization Accreditation Fee||–||$945||FREE|
|Accreditation Renewal Fee||–||$945||FREE|
|Training Instructor (Mentor) 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 (February 28, 2019)|
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.
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