Certification Committee

The Certification Examination committee arranges and proctors ASQ professional certifications examinations.

To learn more about the Certification committee chair's responsibilities, visit the Committee Chair Description section of this page.
Raj Partha Sarathy (certification@asq-foxvalley.org), Chair



If you would like information about exam preparation classes, visit out Education page.

If you need information about recertification, visit our Recertification page.


 

Certification Schedule

Certification examinations are computer-based and taken in designated centers during fixed periods during the year. Full details may be found on the ASQ certification site.

CertificationApplication DeadlineExam Period

Biomedical Auditor
CBA

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Calibration Technician
CCT

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA
TBA

HACCP Auditor
CHA

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence
CMQ/OE

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Master Black Belt
MBB

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Pharmaceutical GMP Professional
CPGP

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA
TBA

Quality Auditor
CQA

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA TBA

Quality Engineer
CQE

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA
TBA

Quality Improvement Associate
CQIA

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA
TBA

Quality Inspector
CQI

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Quality Process Analyst
CQPA

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA
TBA

Quality Technician
CQT

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Reliability Engineer
CRE

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Supplier Quality Professional
CSQP

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Six Sigma Black Belt
CSSBB

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Six Sigma Green Belt
CSSGB

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017
TBA
TBA

Six Sigma Yellow Belt
CSSYB

- January 6-22, 2017
February 7, 2017 March 3-19, 2017
April 7, 2017 May 5-21, 2017
June 9, 2017 July 7-23, 2017
August 4, 2017 September 1-17, 2017
October 6, 2017 November 3-19, 2017

Software Quality Engineer
CSQE

March 10, 2017
April 7-23, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2-18, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4-20, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6-22, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1-17, 2017

 *Once your portfolio has been reviewed and approved by the MBB panel, you will receive and email from ASQ authorizing you to apply for the Master Black Belt exam.

Examination Registration Information
You may register for examinations on the ASQ website. Click on the certification you are interested in and click on “Apply for certification” to register for the examination. You may also contact the national office at 800-248-1946 to register.

The locations in the table are tentative and subject to change. The confirmed exam location will be stated on the admission letter you receive from ASQ approximately one month prior to the exam date

 

Committee Chair Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Work with Section Leadership Committee (SLC) to set goals/metrics to support the section's management processes as they relate to the conduct of the ASQ certification exams

  • Communicate/report to the SLC activities performed and status of performance against goals/metric set, as they relate to the conduct of ASQ certification exams

  • Function as the chief proctor for ASQ certification exam administration

  • Manage all administrative duties relating to the hosting of the ASQ certification exams, including securing assistant proctors and helpers, and adhering to headquarters’ timelines relating to certification exams

  • Manage the paperwork relating to assistant proctors and helpers, including the awarding of CEUs, and returning such paperwork to the appropriate contact at ASQ headquarters for filing

  • Work with the exam site managers and the contact person(s) at ASQ headquarters to create and maintain insurance and other paperwork for every exam administration

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the certification exam coordinator and other appropriate staff at the ASQ headquarters, to ensure smooth conduct of ASQ certification exams throughout the year

  • Ensure that candidates submit proper documentation and identification at the exam site before they are allowed to sit for the ASQ certification exams

  • Attend SLC and regular section meetings and be the primary spokesperson for the section activities relating to the ASQ certification exams

  • Obtain data pertaining to the ASQ certification exams from the ASQ headquarters in Milwaukee and appropriately disseminate this information at SLC meetings and in the chapter newsletter

  • Work with the SLC to identify and recognize as appropriate, section members that have passed various certification exams

  • Work with the SLC to identify and recognize as appropriate, section members that have volunteered or otherwise contributed to the successful conduct of the ASQ certification exams at this section

  • Support the Education Chair and SLC in planning for holding refresher courses for the ASQ certification exams

  • Uphold Society Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and Section Operating Agreement

 

 

Committee Chair Qualifications

 

  • Active ASQ member in good standing

  • Must have worked as an assistant proctor and must thereby be familiar with the general process of conducting ASQ certification exams

  • Preferably will have been a participant in Section committee activities

  • Should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with others

  • Should be certified by ASQ in at least one of its available certifications