Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website
There are multiple are numerous committees members may serve on. Feel free to contact us about these as well.
If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Ronald Kelley at Nominations@asq509.org. These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.
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General Membership Meetings!
We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings. We are also looking for new locations to hold the event. If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.
Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!
Certification Refresher Courses
The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations. See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources.
Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES
Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.
With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.
Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.
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Software Special Interest Group
Topic: Secure SDLC: How to Get Adoption; Speaker: Mr. Curtis Bragdon
ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting; Topic: Quality Ignition
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