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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

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Job Application and Interview Strategies
Job Application and Interview Strategies by Marcia Liu, MS Recruiter, ICF International
Event Details  ·  Mar 21, 2019

General Membership Meeting April 2019
Building the First "Steamship" in History, with Quality in Mind
Event Details  ·  Apr 24, 2019


News Feeds

Automakers Take the Onramp to Machine Learning Strategies
I remember an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee complaining about the heat and ventilation controls in a Triumph TR6, saying “You couldn’t make it more confusing if you wanted to.” Jerry may also be speaking about the tech influence on today’s cars. Industries...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 21, 2019_  right

FDA Launches Broad Effort to Rethink Regulation of Implantable Devices
By Donna Haseley FDA is launching a broad effort to revisit implantable device regulation in light of a growing body of data that shows material in some devices could harm certain patients, according to outgoing agency chief Scott Gottlieb and device center head Jeff Shuren. FDA will seek...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 21, 2019_  right

An Audit Program to Unify Quality Standards
By Zoe Leduc For medical device manufacturing, quality is crucial. To ensure quality in production, audits of the manufacturing facilities by a government health organization are standard. The audits and inspections are not, however, standard between countries. The Medical Device Single Audit...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 21, 2019_  right

Thousands of Reports of Breast Implant Illness Spur FDA Review
By Denise Grady and Roni Caryn Rabin Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 21, 2019_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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