Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Susan Leister at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our biweekly Section 509 emails, please email our Webmaster at Webmaster@ASQ509.org. Or click below...
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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.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

Upcoming Events

Biomed/Biotech SIG: NEPA and Environmental Impacts of Tobacco
National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Impacts of Tobacco Products Presented by Hoshing Chang, PhD Chief, Environmental Science Branch, Center for Tobacco Products, US FDA
Event Details  ·  Aug 21, 2018

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Event Details  ·  Sep 13, 2018

Virtual Career Fair
Engineering & Science Career Network Online Career Fair September 20, 2018
Event Details  ·  Sep 20, 2018


News Feeds

China Still Trails U.S. in AI and Robotics, Say Industry Players
By Chong Koh Ping China lags behind the United States in key technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and autonomous driving, said industry players at a business forum August 15. But they added that China’s biggest advantage was its abundance of data and variety of...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 20, 2018_  right

The Crash-Test Dummy Is Becoming More Human
By Eric Kulisch Thor is the mythical hammer-wielding thunder god who defended fellow deities from the giants. In the auto industry, Thor is the next-generation male anthropomorphic test device. Translation: He’s the newest crash-test dummy. Thor, developed under funding from NHTSA, is...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 20, 2018_  right

How AI Can Make Recruiting More Efficient
By Serenity Gibbons They say the robots are coming to take jobs away. What if they helped employers find the right job seekers instead? The impact of artificial intelligence on the business world hasn’t been lost on leaders: A full 80% of enterprises are investing in AI, according to a...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 20, 2018_  right

Study Finds Heavy Metals in U.S. Baby Foods
By Barry Eitel Many popular baby foods sold throughout the United States contain “worrisome” amounts of heavy metals, a new study by Consumer Reports magazine released Thursday states. The study found that every single one of the 50 nationally distributed baby foods tested contained...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 20, 2018_  right


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