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ASQ Certifications are recognized as a mark of quality excellence in many industries. They are designed to help you advance your career, improve your organization, and prepare you to be a more accomplished and effective quality-focused professional. Advantages of obtaining an ASQ Certification include increased income potential, a competitive advantage, and global recognition.

Explore your pathway to Certification by selecting your field of interest below!

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MARK OF EXCELLENCE FOR 50 YEARS

In today's competitive market, it's often difficult to differentiate yourself from others in your industry. So why not stand out from the crowd? Get an ASQ certification! With an ASQ certification next to your name, you demonstrate your pursuit of excellence in quality. Acquire the knowledge to position yourself and your organization ahead of the competition and get certified by ASQ today!


"I am extremely grateful to ASQ for enriching both my career and my life. My ASQ certifications earned me the professional recognition necessary to become the measurement systems coordinator of a large organization."

- GRACE TRUSHINSKI
"Obtaining my CQIA certification has allowed me to fully understand the basics of quality and be able to use the tools and knowledge gained through the courses taken in preparation for this certification in my current job."

- KIRSTEN RYDER
"Being a Certified Quality Engineer has provided the tools and resources to be a credible authority on quality and influence my organization for positive change."

- RICH ALBERT

OUR EXAM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Every five to seven years, ASQ Certification works with subject-matter experts (SMEs) in the field of quality to develop and maintain its certification programs. The exam development cycle comprises of six workshops that are held at ASQ Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over this 12 to 18-month cycle, up to 76 volunteers take part in workshop activities to ensure the validity of ASQ exams.


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Your Certification Journey

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Choose

Use our new Certification Pathway Tool or review our Certification Catalog to determine which of our 18 certifications are right for you.

With certifications ranging from foundational quality to experienced quality management, we have a certification for all levels of experience.

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Apply Online or download an application.

After your application is received, in 3-5 business days you will receive an approval notification via email or a request for additional information.

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Prepare

Now that you have been approved to sit for your exam it's time to study!

Review your exam's Body of Knowledge (BoK), reference list, and available training courses and materials here.


NCCA ACCREDITATION

In 2019, ASQ's Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certification program achieved accreditation through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Subsequently in 2020, ASQ’s Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) certification programs also achieved accreditation through NCCA. NCCA was established in 1977, by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), and provides impartial, third-party validation that a certification program has met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for a program's development, implementation, and maintenance.

By earning accreditation ASQ demonstrates to the Quality profession it represents and the general public it serves, that its credentialing programs have been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts who have determined that our CQA, CSSBB & CQE programs have met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community.

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