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Excellence through quality is the shared mission of ASQ and ASQE. Our video guide will take you through the complete connected journey between ASQ, ASQE, and ASQConnEx. Together we seek to inspire excellence, foster continuous improvement, and use data and best-in-class education to ensure that ASQ and ASQE members make an impact.

How do I know if I qualify to become an ASQConnEx Expert?

You can find the prerequisites for each ASQConnEx course at https://asq.org/asqconnex/become-an-expert.

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How do I apply as an Individual Trainer/Expert?

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements can apply online. Login using your existing ASQ account to apply as an Individual here: https://portal.asqconnex.org/. You will be asked to provide information on your training preferences, experience, and expertise. Applicants are required to submit an updated resume/CV, 900px x 900px headshot, and short biography.

You are required to sign an ASQConnEx License Agreement which details all Terms and Conditions prior to beginning the vetting process. An ASQ Channel Manager will facilitate this process after you have submitted your application.

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There are two people in our Training Company/Organization. How do we apply?

Companies/Organizations with two employees should each apply online as Individual Applicants. Each applicant will go through the application and vetting process as Individual Applicants and the Individual Application fees will apply.

A company representative is required to sign an ASQConnEx License Agreement which details all Terms and Conditions prior to beginning the vetting process. An ASQ Channel Manager will facilitate this process after you have submitted your applications.

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How do I apply as a Training Company/Organization?

An authorized representative of the training organization can start the Company Application online. Login using your existing ASQ account to initiate the Company Application here: https://portal.asqconnex.org/.

Select Create a New Application and Applying as a Company/Organization. You will be prompted to fill out a form. Once you have provided the required Company/Organization information, click Notify ASQ.

An ASQ Channel Manager will contact you within three business days to discuss the next steps of the application process: Company Account Set-Up, Application Payment, ASQConnEx License Agreement, Employee Applications, and Vetting Process.

Please note that each employee wishing to become an ASQConnEx Expert will need to complete the application and vetting process after your Company Account has been established.

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What if I do not have an ASQ account or forgot my username/password?

ASQ makes it easy to register for an Account. Simply click on one of the appropriate links below and follow the steps.

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How long will the vetting process take?

The vetting process will span two to four weeks per course. Candidates are expected to complete at least one vetting cycle no later than eight (8) weeks from application date. Please make sure you have availability to go through the vetting process upon submission of your application.

The candidate is responsible for determining the amount of self-preparation time they need to successfully vet to the ASQ course content. Please note that content amount and complexity vary by course. We recommend that candidates invest in the self-preparation they need to attain proficiency with the material.

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What if I need to reschedule a Train the Trainer or Teach Back Session?

ASQ requires two (2) business days prior notice to reschedule a Train the Trainer or Teach Back session. A reschedule fee of $75.00 US will be assessed for cancellations within two (2) business days.

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Can I be vetted to teach multiple courses?

Yes, an applicant can be vetted to teach multiple courses. We recommend that you select up to three courses in year one. Each course takes two to four weeks for the vetting process to complete. The self-preparation time varies by course.

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When will I receive materials to begin preparing for the Train the Trainer and Teach Back sessions?

ASQ course materials will be sent at least one week prior to the initial Train the Trainer session with an ASQ Subject Matter Expert. Materials will be sent electronically.

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Who will vet me to the content?

An applicant is evaluated by their Train the Trainer subject matter expert and ASQ staff, who actively participate as students.

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What are the deciding factors for being approved for ASQConnEx?

All applicants will go through the ASQConnEx vetting process and will be measured by the same criteria. The applicant will receive a blank copy of the ASQ Evaluation Rubric in advance of the Teach Back session. The ASQ Evaluation Rubric includes the following: instructional preparation, class management, delivery, assessment, professionalism, and expertise.

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Are there fees associated with joining ASQConnEx?

There are application fees associated with the ASQConnEx vetting process. There is also an annual license fee to join and access the benefits of the ASQConnEx network. These fees are based on the size of the Training Company/Organization. Licensure models are available for organizations and institutions falling outside of the tiers. Contact us at asqconnex@asq.org to inquire about licensure models.

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What does it cost to apply to ASQConnEx?

Application fees are assessed based on size of Training Company/Organization.

The Individual Application fee costs $250 per person. The Application fee includes requirements review, Train-the-Trainer, and up to two Teachback sessions for one course. Additional course applications are $125 per course per person.

The Small Business Application fee is $1,250. The Small Business Application fee includes requirements review, Train-the-Trainer, and up to two Teachback sessions for three (3) – ten (10) employees. Maximum of 10 employees may be vet to a course. Additional course applications are $250 per course per person.

The Large Business Application fee is $2,500. The Large Business Application fee includes requirements review, Train-the-Trainer, and up to two Teachback sessions for 11 – 20 employees. Maximum of 20 employees may be vet to a course. Additional course applications are $250 per course per person.

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An application requires prepayment before I can move on to the vetting process. How will I pay my application fee?

Payments for the Individual Application fees will be completed online.

Payments for the Small Business or Large Business Application fees will be handled with the assistance of an ASQ Channel Manager. When applying as a Training Organization/Company, click “Notify ASQ” to notify us of your initial application. An ASQ Channel Manager will contact you directly to discuss payment options and vetting process within three business days of application receipt.

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How much are the annual license fees to access ASQConnEx benefits?

The Annual License Fee is based on the size of Training Company/Organization:

  • Individual (1-2 Experts): $2,500
  • Small Business (3-10 Experts): $7,500
  • Large Business (11-20 Experts): $15,000
  • Over 20 Experts: Custom

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How can I market myself using ASQConnEx?

Authorized Experts will be provided a marketing toolkit, including a distinct digital badge which can be utilized to promote their business and identify as an ASQConnEx Authorized Expert. Digital badging and ASQConnEx logo may be used on the Expert’s social media and website under the brand guidelines. Additionally, Experts will receive branded asset templates and collateral which will assist in the sales and marketing process. Official branding guidelines and marketing assets will be available after the license fee has been paid and the vetting process has been successfully completed.

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Will my profile appear on the ASQ.org website?

By becoming an ASQConnEx Authorized Expert, your profile with digital badge will appear within the official ASQConnEx Directory on ASQ.org. Organizations seeking training will be able to find you within the ASQConnEx Directory based on their search criteria. From there, an organization can directly connect with you to discuss the needs of their organization.

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Who will be my point of contact at ASQ?

Applicants and ASQConnEx Authorized Experts are assigned a dedicated ASQ Channel Manager to support them throughout the application, vetting, and onboarding processes.

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Not finding your question here? Please send general inquiries regarding ASQConnEx to asqconnex@asq.org.

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