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Volume 8 · Issue 10 · October 2003


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Why Are Traditional ASQ Certifications Less Sought?

Abhijit Sengupta, Janet McDonald and Lloyd D. Brumfield write that ASQ has long been involved in the certification process, beginning with its CQE exam in 1968. Yet, attendance for certification exams is on the decline. Sengupta, McDonald and Brumfield present statistics gathered to examine the decline and to determine whether some certification exams should be replaced and some should be retained, as supported by verifiable data, while some of those relative to QMSs remain relatively healthy.