Step 1. Is this the right certification for you?
Here are the requirements and exam specifics for a Quality Improvement Associate. If you already know this is the certification you want to pursue, move on to exam preparation.
Education and/or Experience
You must have Two years of work experience, or an Associate’s Degree or Two years of equivalent higher education.
Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple–choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge.
Computer Delivered - The CQIA examination is a one-part, 110-question, three-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. 100 questions are scored and 10 are unscored.
Paper and Pencil - The CQIA examination is a one-part, 100-question, three-hour exam and is offered in English only.
All examinations are open-book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the FAQ.
Please Note: The Body of Knowledge for certification is constantly affected by new technologies, policies and the changing dynamics of manufacturing and service industries. Changed versions of the examination based on the current Body of Knowledge are used at each offering.
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