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ASQ Recertifications for Quality

Two Ways to Recertify

Recertification Journal: Obtain a minimum of 18 recertification units during your three-year certification period. Document them in your recertification journal.

Examination: Sit for the exam. (Required if your certification expired and is past the six-month grace period.)

Do I Need to Recertify?

ASQ requires that you recertify the following certifications every three years to ensure that you maintain the same level of knowledge demonstrated in your first exam.

  • Biomedical Auditor
  • Calibration Technician
  • HACCP Auditor
  • Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
  • Master Black Belt
  • Pharmaceutical GMP Professional
  • Quality Auditor
  • Quality Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • ASQ/DON Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

NOTE: Quality Inspector, Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, Quality Technician and Six Sigma Green Belt are lifetime certifications. They have no recertification requirements.

Retire Your Certification

If you retired from full-time employment, you may wish to also retire your ASQ certification.

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