ASQ® CSSBB Body of Knowledge 2022 – What is New?

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The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has updated the body of knowledge (BoK) for its Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) certification. The new BoK will be tested starting with the September 2022 testing window.

You can view item by item comparison with the 2015 version of the body of knowledge in the following document.

CSSBB Body of Knowledge Map 2022

The below table compares the number of questions in the exam from each section in 2015 and 2022 version of the ASQ CSSBB Body of Knowledge.

Section

Title

2015 Body of Knowledge

2022 Body of Knowledge

Change

1

Organization-wide Planning and Deployment

12

12

--

2

Organizational Process Management and Measures

10

12

+2

3

Team Management

18

15

-3

4

Define Phase

20

20

--

5

Measure Phase

25

25

--

6

Analyze Phase

22

22

--

7

Improve Phase

21

21

--

8

Control Phase

15

17

+2

9

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Framework and
Methodologies

7

6

-1

Generally there has not been any significant change in 2022 version of the CSSBB Body of Knowledge (except the inclusion of Risk Management and some other topics listed below). Some key changes are listed below:

  • Some new topics have been added to the body of knowledge. For example:  maturity model, business planning, ROI, coaching and finance’s role, KBIs and OKRs, audit MSA, A3 problem solving and risk management
  • Some topics have been removed from the body of knowledge. For example: Hoshin Kanri, Portfolio analysis, PEST, circle diagrams
  • Decreased the cognitive level for some topics (e.g. from Evaluate to Understand)
  • In addition, for some topics the subtext has been revised
  • The number of questions from some sections have been revised, as shown in the table above.

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