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 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 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

Section Leadership Committee Meeting
Discussion of ASQ 509 quality initiatives
Event Details  ·  Jan 8, 2018

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Bioequivalence Study Review
Clinical Endpoint Bioequivalence Study Review in ANDA Submissions presented by Yin Fan, MS, PhD Team Leader, Division of Clinical Review, Office of Generic Drugs, US FDA CDER
Event Details  ·  Jan 11, 2018


News Feeds

4 Universities Receive NIST Funding to Develop Standards Curricula
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made four awards totaling approximately $266,000 to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate-level curricula. Since 2012, NIST’s Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 18, 2018_  right

Chief Culture Officer and Chief Customer Officer: A Winning Combination
By Blake Morgan, contributor There’s a new member of the C-Suite showing up with increasing frequency: the chief culture officer. Instead of spreading the responsibility of creating and maintaining the corporate culture over multiple executives, the chief culture officer takes nearly full...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 18, 2018_  right

NY Empire State Manufacturing Index Unexpectedly Drops in January
The New York Federal Reserve’s index of manufacturing conditions kicked off 2018 with a worse-than-expected expansion, official data showed on Tuesday. In a report, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said that its general business conditions index fell to 17.70 this month from a reading of...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 18, 2018_  right

Automakers, U.S. Lawmakers Hope for Progress on Self-Driving Car Bill
Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements. The U.S. House of Representatives in September unanimously approved a bill to...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 18, 2018_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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