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****:||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||–||No||Yes|
|Terms of Service that DO NOT attempt to hold you legally liable for expressing a truthful negative review/opinion about their services.||Yes||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 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.
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