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

Congratulations Dr. Abhijit Sengupta, 2018 ASQ Fellow!

Photographed left to right: Elmer Corbin - ASQ Board of Directors, Dr. Abhijit Sengupta - ASQ Fellow, and Benito Flores - Chair Elect 2019

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

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting - ASQ Transformation
Event Details  ·  Jun 14, 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

Audi Recalls 139,249 Sedans for Faulty Airbag Sensor
Audi AG, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, is recalling 139,249 sedans. The recalled vehicles include the 2012 to 2018 A7 and A6, 2013 to 2018 S6 and S7, and 2014 to 2018 RS7. The automaker is recalling the vehicles to fix a faulty sensor that may prevent a vehicle’s front passenger airbag from...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 21, 2018_  right

Hospital Infection Info May Be Cut Off to Public
By Jayne O’Donnell Federal health regulators would stop releasing data on hospital infections—which affect one in 25 hospital patients every day—under a proposal set to take effect in November, according to an analysis by patient safety advocates. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 21, 2018_  right

Quest for Quality: Four Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Quality
Four U.S. hospitals are being recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The 2013 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize will be awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which will receive $75,000. Beth Israel...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 21, 2018_  right

Australia Fines Apple $9 Million for Misleading Customers
By Daniel Uria A federal court in Australia fined Apple $9 million for telling Australian iPhone and iPad users the company wouldn’t fix their devices if they’d previously been repaired by a third party. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the court action...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 21, 2018_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
P.O. Box 342313 10421 Motor City Drive   ·  Bethesda, MD  20827
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