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Recertification by Exam

You may opt to sit for the exam rather than earn recertification units. Recertification by exam is REQUIRED for those whose certification(s) have expired and are past the six-month grace period for submitting the recertification journal/application and documentation.

Application—Submit the Recertification by Exam Application.

Exam Dates

Each certification has exams twice a year. There are also special exam dates. Review a complete list of exam dates and application deadlines.


  Nonmember Price ASQ
Member Price

Biomedical Auditor
HACCP Auditor
Pharmaceutical GMP Professional
Quality Auditor
Quality Engineer
Reliability Engineer
Software Quality Engineer
Supplier Quality Professional

$448 $298
Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence $518 $368
Calibration Technician $368 $208
Six Sigma Black Belt $498 $338


You are allowed up to one year before and after your certification expiration date(s) just to recertify by exam.

If you pass the exam you will be issued a new card and certificate with the same certification number as before. Note: Your recertification date will be your original due date, not the date you passed exam.

If you don't pass the recertification by exam, you will be decertified and will need to certify by exam as a new applicant. If you choose to certify as a new applicant and pass, you will receive an entirely new certification number, along with a new card and certificate and new three-year recertification start date.

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