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The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook (CQI), Third Edition
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The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook (CQI), Third Edition

H. Fred Walker, Ahmad K. Elshennawy, Bhisham C. Gupta, Mary Mcshane-Vaughn

Hardcover, 314 pages, Published 2019
Dimensions: 7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-87389-981-9
Item Number: H1556

Member Price: $94.50

List Price: $135.00
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  • CQI
  • metrology
  • inspection
  • testing methods
  • quality assurance
  • quality audits


The quality inspector is the person perhaps most closely involved with day-to-day activities intended to ensure that products and services meet customer expectations. The quality inspector is required to understand and apply a variety of tools and techniques as codified in the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Body of Knowledge (BoK). The tools and techniques identified in the ASQ CQI BoK include technical math, metrology, inspection and test techniques, and quality assurance. Quality inspectors frequently work with the quality function of organizations in the various measurement and inspection laboratories, as well as on the shop floor supporting and interacting with quality engineers and production/service delivery personnel.

This handbook supports individuals preparing to perform, or those already performing, this type of work. It is intended to serve as a ready reference for quality inspectors and quality inspectors in training, as well as a comprehensive reference for those individuals preparing to take the ASQ CQI examination. Examples and problems used throughout the handbook are thoroughly explained, are algebra-based, and are drawn from real-world situations encountered in the quality profession.

To assist readers in using this book as a ready reference or as a study aid, the book has been organized to conform explicitly to the ASQ CQI BoK. Each chapter title, all major topical divisions within the chapters, and every main point has been titled and then numbered exactly as they appear in the CQI BoK.