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

Welcome to 2018! We wish you happiness throughout the New Year!!

2018 will bring new opportunities for volunteering with ASQ509 and to increase your involvement in our local quality community. It's an easy new year resolution to make, bring to fruition and benefit from. 

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

PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification Prep Course
PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification Prep Course - Registration Ends March 1, 2018
Event Details  ·  Mar 20, 2018

Quality Management/Energy and Environmental Divisions Webinar
Quality Management/Energy and Environmental Divisions Webinar: "Contractor Assurance.INPO 07-007 Performance Analysis"
Event Details  ·  Mar 23, 2018

Biomed/Biotech SIG: GCP Compliance
What FDA Expects in A Pharmaceutical Trial To be Presented by Susan Leibenhaut, MD Medical Officer, Office of Compliance, CDER, US FDA
Event Details  ·  Mar 29, 2018

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Online, Web-based Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies Dates: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
Event Details  ·  Jul 30, 2018


News Feeds

Starbucks to Pilot ‘Bean to Cup’ Traceability with New Technology
Starbucks is adding a new ingredient to take “bean to cup” transparency to the next level: traceability technology. As a continuation of its ethical sourcing commitment, Starbucks will launch a pilot program with select coffee farmers in Costa Rica, Colombia and Rwanda to develop next-level...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 24, 2018_  right

Mitigating Product Liability for Artificial Intelligence
By Charles Moellenberg Jr., Robert W. Kantner, David C. Kiernan and Jeffrey J. Jones The situation: New technologies incorporating AI create questions about how product liability principles will apply and adapt. The issue: Legislatures and courts have not addressed how product liability...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 24, 2018_  right

Rocket Startup Uses 3-D Printer, NASA Facility to Make Cheaper, Simpler Rockets
By Tim Fernholz A promising rocket start-up will be given the keys to a NASA test site today, as private industry continues to fill growing demand for space technology. Relativity Space promises to use an automated 3-D printing system developed by its founders to simplify and reduce the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 24, 2018_  right

Whole Foods Execs, Suppliers Bolt Over Quality Concerns After Amazon Acquisition
By John Bonazzo There’s something rotten at Whole Foods. According to The Wall Street Journal , executives have been fleeing the market in droves since it was acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion in June 2017. More than a dozen executives and senior managers have left Whole Foods in the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 24, 2018_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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