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Why ASQ?

ASQ is a global community of people passionate about quality, who use the tools, their ideas and expertise to make our world work better. ASQ: The Global Voice of Quality.

Build My Expertise


Invest in your career and your future with an ASQ certification.

Gain an excellent opportunity to expand your skill set, increase your potential or salary, and improve your marketability and qualifications through advanced certification from industry experts.

As a member you’ll receive discounts on certification prep materials such as:

  • Training
  • Books
  • Sample exams
  • Question Banks

ASQ Training provides the latest, best knowledge and tools available.

Gain immediate access to advanced education and training programs with the latest and best knowledge and tools available to help you seize the competitive edge and keep your skills sharp and up-to-date.

ASQ offers a variety of training topics

  • Lean
  • Quality Management
  • Certification Preparation
  • Six Sigma
  • Standards
Quality Resources

The global home of quality resources.

Stay ahead of the curve with exclusive member access to thousands of articles, benchmarking studies and exclusive topic-based tools.

In addition, the ASQ Quality Resources provides fast access to quality-related books, past publication articles, and customized research support.
  • 30,000+ articles, case studies and more
  • Weekly editor's picks
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Become an author

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Quality Resources

Browse the Quality Body of Knowledge.

ASQ’s online Quality Resources is a one-stop collection of resources that make up the Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK®), from foundational concepts, tools, and definitions, to historical insights, to the latest research, case studies, benchmarking, and more. The Quality Resources gives practitioners access to the world’s most extensive and reliable references on quality so they can transform information into solutions and new insights for organizational challenges and opportunities.

Books & Standards

Grow your quality knowledge for a great price.

Books & Standards is the world’s largest publisher of quality-related products with books and certification study materials on a wide range of topics such as ISO 9001, Six Sigma, lean, and quality management. ASQ also publishes six journals and magazines, including Quality Progress — our flagship monthly publication. These publications keep the quality community abreast of both technical and nontechnical trends and help practitioners gain knowledge crucial to organizational and career success.

Only ASQ members gain access to webinars, articles, case studies, hot topics and downloadable quality tools … month after month. In addition, ASQ members receive discounts on books, standards and many other products.


Worldwide research on quality.

ASQ’s industry research provides organizations with data and insights crucial to making sound business decisions.

  • The ASQ Global State of Quality Research creates a baseline of fundamental quality and continuous improvement practices around the world, pinpointing gaps and opportunities
  • ASQ’s annual surveys on manufacturing outlook and salaries for quality professionals serve as powerful economic barometers
  • The ASQ/Forbes Insights Culture of Quality Research offers actionable insight into how a quality-driven culture can accelerate business performance
  • The ASQ Future of Quality Study, conducted every three years, identifies key forces that are most likely to shape the future of quality in the world

Find a career in quality.

Through ASQ’s career center, you can post a resume, find a job in engineering, science or quality management, and access interviews and tips from other career resources.

Professional Connections and Community


ASQ joins you with a diverse, global network of resources and experts.

Online communities provide expanded networking and learning opportunities no matter what your location, industry, or topic interests may be. Can't find what you're looking for? Members can create new communities to generate new discussions and connections. Popular communities include:
  • Ask a Quality Professional
  • Certification Discussion
  • Consultant's Network
  • Achieving Certification

Get special rates on and access to conferences and events available to members.

Attend and connect with other quality professionals at a variety of events or conferences each year.
  • World Conference on Quality and Improvement
  • Lean and Six Sigma Conference
  • International Conference on Quality Standards
Divisions & Forums

ASQ’s forums and divisions cover several industries and topics.

ASQ’s forums and divisions are formed based on member interests, and cover a variety of industries and topics. These member-led communities are the people that understand what you do and how you do it. Look to them for networking, best practices, and support.

Exclusive benefits for members may include:

  • Newsletters or other communication
  • Professional development, such as courses, seminars, conferences, and certification exam preparation programs
  • Leadership development through elected and appointed positions

The convenience of physical and virtual connections.

No matter where you are, ASQ is there. ASQ sections provide the convenience of physical and virtual networking and professional development based on your location. With more than 250 local member communities in the U.S. and Canada and 26 more worldwide, there are ample opportunities to connect with peers, gain exposure to new markets, and meet potential clients and mentors.

Exclusive benefits for members may include:
  • Regular Meetings
  • Newsletters or other communication
  • Professional development, such as courses, seminars, conferences, and certification exam preparation programs
  • Leadership development through elected and appointed positions

Develop your leadership skills as a quality professional.

This unique 12-month program brings together individuals identified by their performance and passion for continuous improvement, development, and change for a practical learning experience like no other.

Individual Memberships


Connect to members-only resources you won’t find anywhere else.

What is ASQ membership about?  It’s about gaining access to the tools, techniques and insights that distinguish an ordinary career from an extraordinary one. It’s about accelerating your career through certifications and knowledge you won’t easily find anywhere else. It’s about taking your place with those who are on a quest to champion quality and continuous improvement in their organizations … and their own lives. In short, it’s about excellence.

Get members-only pricing on ASQ solutions and services, including select training, certification, conference registration, Quality Press books and journals.

All it costs is $169 — a little over $14 a month — to receive all the benefits of ASQ membership.

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