Free Six Sigma Courses for Veterans & Military Spouses

Veterans & Military Spouses: Free and Low-Cost Six Sigma Courses

Many companies offer the military community free or low-cost Six Sigma certification courses. These courses allow you to upskill or reskill to land your desired job. Many companies that provide these courses also have career services to help with the military transition, post-military career search, or military spouse employment.

Free Six Sigma Courses for Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses

Syracuse University Veterans Career Transition Program

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a free career skills program Syracuse University offers. The courses are accredited. The program is designed to help bridge the gap between the military-connected population and the skills employers seek. Learn more.

O2O offers the following categories of free Six Sigma Courses:

      • Six Sigma Green Belt
      • Six Sigma Yellow Belt (SSYB)

Career assistance resource at O2O:

      • Career Programs
      • Mentorship
      • Resume Assistance
      • Resource Library

Sigma Forces

Sigma Forces is a military spouse-owned, veteran-owned, accredited training provider of professional education and certifications. They offer courses and other career help. Learn more.

Sigma Forces offers the following free Six Sigma Courses:

      • Six Sigma Yellow Belt (SSYB™)

Career assistance resources at Sigma Forces:

      • Scholarships – Farm 2 Veteran Scholarship Fund, Boots to Books, and V School Forever
      • E-guides
      • Brochures
      • Videos
      • Blog posts and articles
      • Career readiness workshops are free for all US military-connected individuals including military spouses. Some examples would be a LinkedIn workshop or a workshop on resumes
      • Groups – Sigma Forces offers study groups, group mentors, and workshops

Free or Low-Cost Six Sigma Courses

American Academy of Project Management

AAPM is the leading graduate certification organization in the world known for project management certifications. They offer a Six Sigma course that anyone can apply for, fees may apply. AAPM also offers over 100 certificate courses, some courses have special exemptions for the military community. Learn more.

AAPM offers the following Six Sigma Courses:

      • CSSA Certified – Six Sigma Analysis

Career assistance resource at the AAPM:

AAPM does not have career assistance resources or programs for the military community.


Coursera offers Six Sigma free or low-cost college courses and certifications. With over 5,800 courses in whole veterans and military spouses can start or advance their careers with professional certificates from 275+ universities and companies. Some certificates and specific skill courses may cost. Learn more.

Coursera offers courses in the following categories:

      • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
      • Six Sigma Green Belt
      • Six Sigma Principles
      • Six Sigma Black Belt
      • Data Analytics for Lean Six Sigma
      • Lean Six Sigma
      • Six Sigma and the Organization
      • Six Sigma Tools for Define and Measure
      • View more courses

Career assistance resource at Coursera:

Coursera does not have career assistance resources or programs for the military community.


Alison offers 4,000+ free online courses, they offer multiple Six Sigma courses for free. While the courses are free the certificates and diplomas to showcase course completion are not.  Courses are built by subject matter experts. Alison’s courses qualify for Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks, This CPD Certification Service provides recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements. Learn more.

Alison offers courses in the following categories:

      • Beginners Six Sigma Methodology
      • Business Diploma in Six Sigma
      • Fundamentals of Six Sigma (6σ) – Six Sigma White Belt
      • Basics of Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt
      • Learning Lean Six Sigma: White Belt
      • Learn Process and Six Sigma
      • Learning Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt
      • Toolkit for Lean Six Sigma
      • Education Diploma in Six Sigma Yellow Belt
      • View more courses

Career assistance resource at Alison:

      • Resume Builder
      • Career Guide
      • Personality Test

Why are these courses worth taking?

There is a big demand for Six Sigma Certifications in the current job market. These courses are a great opportunity for those looking to improve their hire-ability, whether they are a service member transitioning to the civilian world, a military spouse looking for a career change, or a veteran looking to up their skills.





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