Certification Chair Position Description

Depreciated as ASQ has assumed full control of certification exams

General Description

One year. January 1 to December 31

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with and act as a liason between the section Leadership Committee (SLC) and ASQ headquarters to support the administration of ASQ certification exams
  • Function as the main information source at the section level for certification exam administrations - gather information pertaining to certification exams and disseminate such information to the section leadership committee (SLC) and prospective exam candidates through face-to-face interactions, emails and newsletter articles
  • Function as the chief proctor for ASQ certification exam administration if and when paper based exams are administered
  • If and when paper based exams are administered, 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
  • If and when paper based exams are administered, 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
  • If and when paper based exams are administered, 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
  • 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 when appropriate, section members that have passed various certification exams
  • Support the Education Chair and SLC in planning for holding refresher courses for the ASQ certification exams by providing information about certification exam updates, trends and other current information pertaining to certification exams, and suggesting refresher/continuing education courses
  • Periodically update the certification committee chairman duties and responsibilities in tune with changes made by ASQ headquarters to the exam administration methods and policies
  • Uphold Society Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and Section Operating Agreement



  • Active ASQ member in good standing 
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the general process of conducting ASQ certification exams
  • Preferably a current or past ASQ leadership committee (SLC) member who knows about the role and functioning of committee chairs
  • Should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with others; must function with a high level of responsibility, accountabilty and professionalism
  • Should have earned at least one ASQ certification which is current (expired certifications do not count)


Time Commitment
Approximately 5 hours per month (outside of SLC and regular meetings).

The following resources, and others, can be found at http://asq.org/member-leader-community/resources/reports/index.html

  • Certification Information for ASQ Sections


The following resources can be found on www.asq.org. Sign in as a member.

  • Society Policies and Procedures (A11: Certification Program; A12: Recertification Program; G7: Member Information Disclosure and Use)
  • ASQ Certification and Recertification information
  • Member Leader Community of Practice Web Site