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

Come grow with us!

ASQ509 offers you many opportunities to learn, share your talents, network and earn re-certification credits (RU's) when you volunteer with ASQ509. 

If you are interested in volunteering and want to increase your involvement in our local quality community, please send an email to Nominations@asq509.org

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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 our Section Chair, Brent Greene, at chair@asq5009.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

As of September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transitioned to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process has not changed, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

For information about certifications available, please visit https://asq.org/cert.

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

International Quality Registrars Corporation - Internal Auditor Seminar
International Quality Registrars Corporation - Internal Auditor Seminar
Event Details  ·  May 16, 2019


News Feeds

NHTSA’s New Airbag Investigation Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles
By Jeff Plungis The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expanded an investigation into failing airbags across six different automakers after linking at least five deaths to faulty electronics. It’s the agency’s most in-depth look at airbags since the recall of more than 56...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 24, 2019_  right

Could We Work Shorter and Smarter Hours to Get More Productive?
Just imagine what it would be like to finish work on a Thursday evening every week and then not having to go back to your employer until Monday morning. This idea of a four-day working week is what an increasing number of economists, thinktanks and even businesses are contemplating for a whole...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 24, 2019_  right

FDA Spells Out How Firms Should Be ‘Recall Ready’
By Bowman Cox A draft guidance document the U.S. FDA announced April 23 sketches out the type of programs drug manufacturers and distribution partners should have so they’ll be able to conduct voluntary recalls as appropriate. The document explains how drug recalls can be voluntary even...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 24, 2019_  right

NASA Subcontractor to Pay $46 Million Fine Over Aluminum NASA Cited in Rocket Failures
By Rachel Weiner A NASA subcontractor will pay a $46 million fine after admitting to falsifying test results in aluminum manufacturing for nearly two decades, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The aluminum parts in question made their way into use in “frangible” joints that hold...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 24, 2019_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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