Why Certify?

Abstract:For anyone working in the quality profession, the benefits of certification are numerous. One benefit that everyone shares is that personal development as an individual leads to greater contribution to a team. To illustrate this, this article presents the stories of several individuals who work (or previously worked) in the quality engineering and risk management department at Teleflex Inc., a global provider of medical devices. The stories are told by people at different stages of their careers, comprising a diverse group representing at least five levels of the typical quality engineering technical career ladder. One of the things they have in common, however, is that each has carefully considered the costs and benefits of ASQ certification. All of the authors (including those who have not yet achieved any of the ASQ certifications) have found the certification process to be a valuable tool for personal development and professional …

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I found the article to be well written for why ceritification matters. The end result may not be getting the specified certificate, but the knowledge that is provided in studying, will assist in ones future endeavours.
--John Peters, 02-01-2013

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