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

We invite you to look around and bookmark our Web site. 

Congratulations ASQ 509 for obtaining the 2016 Silver PAR Award! This is the third year in a row ASQ 509 has been recognized.

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There 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.


IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our weekly 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
2016 ICHE6(R2) GCP Amendment - Impact on Quality and Clinical Research CROs Jan Peterson, MS Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, EMMES Corporation
Event Details  ·  May 18, 2017

Software Special Interest Group
Risk Management Frameworks, Life Cycle Application, and Professional Certifications; Mr. Walter Cekala, ISSA-NOVA Deputy-VP for Education
Event Details  ·  May 23, 2017

Section Leadership Committee Meeting
Discussion of ASQ 509 quality initiatives
Event Details  ·  Jun 5, 2017

PMISSC 4th Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to be a sponsor of the Project Management Institute's 4th Annual Professional Development Symposium
Event Details  ·  Jun 22, 2017


News Feeds

Bayer Gets FDA Priority Review for Blood Cancer Drug
German drug maker Bayer won the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationÂ’s (FDA) priority review status for an experimental drug for a difficult to treat type of blood cancer, bolstering its development pipeline. Based on results of a Phase II study, the FDA plans to review BayerÂ’s copanlisib within...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2017_  right

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 104,000 U.S. Diesel Vehicles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to update software that it expects will resolve the concerns of U.S. regulators about excess emissions in 104,000 older diesels, the Italian-American automaker said on Friday. The company also said on Friday that it had formally sought approval to sell two 2017...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2017_  right

Virtual Reality Stroke Rehab Platform Gets FDA Clearance
The MindMotion Pro platform features both motion capture technology and virtual 3-D environments to help stroke patients regain the use of affected upper-body limbs. Patients are presented with a scenario that challenges them to perform simple functions such as pointing, reaching or grasping...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2017_  right

Uber Officially Enters Trucking Business
Uber Freight is a new app that connects professional truckers with those looking to move goods. Uber is getting into the trucking game. The embattled ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it is launching Uber Freight, an app that connects professional truck drivers with shippers...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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