Milwaukee, Wis. — The Certification Board of the American Society for Quality is pleased to announce that Lt. Cmdr. Vince Deguzman has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, or ASQ SSBB.

As such, Deguzman has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of Six Sigma principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use “ASQ SSBB” on their business cards and professional correspondence.

“Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment -- it’s a formal recognition of professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field,” said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin. “This distinction represents an investment in ones future and provides a competitive advantage to those who earn ASQ certifications.”

In order to qualify for the Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) examination, an individual must have completed two Six Sigma Black Belt projects with signed affidavits, or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. Certified SSBB’s have a thorough understanding of, and will be able to use all aspects of the DMAIC model (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) while working on Six Sigma projects.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was administered, more than 190,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.

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