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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the relationship and/or difference between ASQ and ASQE?

ASQ is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to education for individuals, and ASQE is a 501(c)6 non-profit dedicated to advancing the field of quality.

ASQExcellence (ASQE) was founded in January 2020 as a trade association whose mission is to set the standard for quality-driven offerings and insights worldwide, inspiring the organizations it serves to achieve excellence. ASQ serves a membership of quality professionals through educational advancement. ASQ and ASQE complement each other by providing member value for both individuals and organizations. The flagship of ASQE’s offerings includes ASQ certifications, which are powered by ASQE, meaning ASQE is the professional body behind the scenes which develops the certification body of knowledge and manages all aspects of the certification process. When individuals pass their certification exam, the certification is branded as ASQ.

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What are the annual membership fees for individuals or organizations?


Membership Fee
ASQ Professional Membership $169
ASQE Partner Organizational Membership $6,000 (includes 10 ASQ Affiliated Memberships)
ASQE Ambassador Organizational Membership $15,000 (includes 30 ASQ Affiliated Memberships)
ASQE Leader Organizational Membership $25,000 (includes 50 ASQ Affiliated Memberships)

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What are the differences between an ASQE Organizational and ASQ Individual membership?

ASQ and ASQE are independent organizations who share a mission of bringing education and quality insights to individuals and organizations.

ASQ serves a membership of quality professionals through educational advancement. Membership is based on the individual's level of engagement within the society and provides leadership opportunities.

ASQExcellence (ASQE) was founded in January 2020 as a trade association whose mission is to set the standard for quality-driven offerings and insights worldwide, inspiring the organizations it serves to achieve excellence.

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Would I receive pricing discounts with ASQ and ASQE memberships?

Yes, ASQ Members and ASQE Affiliated Members and Employees receive discounts on education, certification, event registrations, standards, books, and publications. Discounts vary based on product type.

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What is a Technical Community?

Technical communities are topic and industry-specific based on member interests. They are member-led communities that include divisions, forums, interest groups, and technical committees. ASQ and ASQE membership includes access to all 26 technical communities.

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What is a Section?

ASQ Sections or Geographic communities, provide the convenience of physical and virtual networking and professional development based on your location. Globally, there are more than 230 member-led local ASQ sections and subsections.

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Can I transfer my membership to someone else?

No, ASQ Individual Membership is not transferable.

For ASQE, a new Primary Contact for an organizational member company may be eligible for an Affiliated Membership if needed, per transition of a former Primary Contact. Further discussion with ASQE is required to transfer the Primary Contact's membership.

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Where can I find my Member ID Number?

For ASQ Individual Membership, log into asq.org, then go to "My Account" in the upper blue bar of your screen. Your member number can be found on the right-hand side under “Membership Summary”.

For ASQE Affiliated Employees, log into asq.org, then go to "My Account" in the upper blue bar of your screen. Click on the left navigation link "Print your Membership Card" and follow the links to access your PDF version of the card. Your member ID number is indicated below your name.

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How do I change my address and email in My Account?

Login into "My Account" in the upper blue bar of your screen on asq.org. The center of the page displays your contact information. Click on ‘Edit’ to change your home/business address or email address. For ASQE Organizational Affiliated Members or Employees, your primary email address must remain your work email domain to qualify for benefits.

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When can I upgrade my membership or select a new Organizational Membership Level?

For ASQ Individual Members, you can upgrade your Professional membership to Senior after completing specific requirements. Becoming a Fellow Member has additional requirements. Call Customer Care at 1-800-248-1946 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central time on weekdays for more assistance.

For ASQE Organizational Memberships, the Primary Contact may select a new level at the time of Renewal. Contact the Organizational Member Success Manager at orgmembership@asq.org to determine which level best suits your company's needs. As of October 2020, the former options of Enterprise and Corporate Organizational Membership have been discontinued.

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How do I request a replacement membership card?

For instant printing, visit the “My Account” area of asq.org. Click “Print your Membership Card” in the right-hand menu under “Membership & Participation”. Download the PDF and print as needed.

For ASQ Individual Members, you can also e-mail a request for a new card to help@asq.org or call Customer Care at 1-800-248-1946 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central time on weekdays.

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I paid my membership fee with a credit card. Are renewal fees automatically charged to that card?

No, automatic renewal is not available for ASQ or ASQE memberships at this time.

To renew your membership, please follow the processed indicated within your email communications received from either ASQ or ASQE.

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Will I lose my certification if my membership lapses?

No. Your certification is separate from your ASQ and ASQE membership status. However, some certifications require recertification every three years. You do receive 0.5 recertification units per 12 months of membership and the cost of recertification is higher for nonmembers. Visit ASQ's Recertification website for more information.

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Why am I being charged HST/GST?

Following a review by the Canada Revenue Agency of ASQ's GST/HST returns, it was determined that ASQ must begin charging GST/HST on additional products/services. The CRA determined that under Canadian tax statutes ASQ must also charge GST/HST on membership, training, electronic supplies (e-books), exam fees, and all conferences held in Canada. This took effect in January 2019.

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What are the differences between an ASQ Individual Professional Member and ASQE Affiliated Professional Member? How can ASQE Affiliated Employees engage?

ASQ Individual Memberships (Professional, etc) can be maintained seperately by any individual, per adherance to society ethics and membership policy.

ASQE Affiliated Memberships for Individuals remain active if the company maintains an active organizational membership and the member is appropriately linked to their company through their valid work email address domain. If included in their Organizational Membership's Level allotment, their membership will renew in relation to the company's valid renewal. If receiving a 25% discount for their Affiliated Membership, their renewal timing is only dependent upon the active status of the company's organizational membership. See the ASQE Organizational Membership Terms & Conditions for further information.

ASQE Affiliated Employees may access content, publications, and member pricing discounts through their maintained linking to their member company via a valid work email address. If the company does not renew an organizational membership, then Affiliated Members and Employees have the option to convert to an ASQ Individual Membership to maintain benefits.

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Is the ability to pay for separate Section-access only discontinued for Organizational Members?

Yes, per the changes within ASQE's Organizational Membership Model, this type of membership has been removed. This has been replaced by the eligibility to apply for an Affiliated Membership, per your company's selected Organizational Membership level.

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