CSSGB Exam Preparation Course

13 Sessions

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All classes will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm

Friday, April 3

Friday, April 10

Wednesday, April 15

Friday, April 17

Wednesday, April 22

Friday, April 24

Friday, May 1

Wednesday, May 6

Friday, May 8

Wednesday, May 13

Friday, May 15

Wednesday, May 20

Friday, May 22

Location: UNC Health Care – Eastowne Campus, 100 Eastowne Road Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Course Fee:  $500 (course materials not included)

Required Course Materials:  Students should purchase in advance the CSSGB handbook and the CSSGB primer at the Quality Council of Indiana (qualitycouncil.com).

Primers are required and must be ordered by participant and brought to the first session.


As a CSSBB and CQE, Tom Caffey has led improvement projects in both manufacturing (automotive parts) and health care. These projects followed the DMAIC methodology. These successful project include, for example, DOE studies in tooling use (in manufacturing), Improving Lung Transplant Mortality, Liver Transplant Post Perioperative Length of Stay, and Increasing the Discharge Birth Weights of Late Preterm Infants (from a Newborn Nursery). At the hospital, I have worked extensively as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt since joining UNC in 2010. Additionally, I have instructed and advised successful Black Belt candidates in their journey to achieving their ASQ Black Belt certification. In addition to the Six Sigma Methodology, I also instruct in Lean oriented classes.

Over the past 4 years, in my current role as a Six Sigma Black Belt, I have regularly instructed in the following courses. The course name is followed by the course description. This has occurred at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC.

Green Belt – is for all employees interested in Six Sigma / DMAIC. You must attend training as part of a project team, have a specific problem to address, a Black Belt to coach your team, and a Blue Belt sponsor to approve your project. Training is 12 days spread over approximately seven months.

Black Belt – targets employees who are Certified Green Belts or Green Belts in Training who will become full-time process improvement coaches within their operational work group and attend all training. Additionally, statistics training is required and you must pass a closed-book exam.

Yellow Belt – Orientation is open to all employees in the health care system and it is a pre-requisite for all other Six Sigma courses. You will learn about Six Sigma and understand your role in improvement efforts.

Blue Belt – is for all employees at the manager-level or above and all physician leaders to learn how to become a successful Six Sigma Project Sponsor.

Purple Belt – is for all employees interested in Lean. By attending this three-day team-based training, you will learn the skills to plan and execute a rapid improvement project, such as a Kaizen Event, 5S Event or Express Workout. You must have a Coach to work with your team, and a Blue Belt sponsor to approve your project.In sum, I have taught at the Black, Green, and Blue (Champion) level extensively over the past 4 years.

Location Notes: The training facility is located less than a mile from the intersection of I-40 (exit 270) and 15/501. Parking is free.

Food: There are restaurants and eateries within 2 miles of our location. There is a Keurig coffee maker available if you bring your own supplies.

Upcoming Exams:   June 6, 2015 (Deadline for application April 17, 2015.)

For more information about registration, please contact Pierre Bock at behalal@hotmail.com