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Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course  

Prince George's Community College

Location and directions to PGCC

Apr 13, 2010    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ASQ Section 509 is offering a refresher course for quality professionals who want to prepare for the Quality Auditor Certification Exam administered by the American Society for Quality.

Location: Prince George's Community College (PGCC), Main Campus, Largo, MD.

Dates:  Course will run 8 weeks (20 hours) on Tuesday evenings from April 13 – June 1.  Actual dates April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1.

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, room to be announced.

Tuition: $300 plus $7 registration payable to Prince George's Community College.

Credit: PGCC will award 2.0 CEU for successful completion of the course.

Registration Information

On-line:  Go to http://www.pgcc.edu/.  Click on "Owl Link" and then on "Workforce Development and Continuing Ed Students."  Under “Cont. Edu. Registration,” click on “Register for Cont. Ed. Courses.”  In the Course Code Number Block enter the Course No. and submit.  Complete the registration form and provide payment information.   

In Person: Mon - Thu: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm or Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm in Bladen Hall, Room 126 on the main campus in Largo, MD.

Course No: QCM-310, Certified Quality Auditor Refresher. 
Syn No. 21039  

Registration must be completed the day before the first class.

Instructors: Joe Ludford and Tony Ingelido, ASQ Section 509.
Mr. Ludford has over 45 years of technical and management experience in the product assurance and systems engineering fields.  Mr. Ludford is a Senior Member of ASQ, and a past chair and education chair of the Washington, DC-Maryland Metro Section.  He is a Certified Quality Auditor and has 4 other ASQ certifications.

Mr. Ingelido has over 20 years of technical and management experience in process improvement and quality systems development.  He is a three term MBNQA Examiner, and is a Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt by ASQ.  He has trained over 2,500 students in quality principles and other managerial and technical courses.

Course Materials

Required Material: From the Quality Council of Indiana - CQA Primer - $65 plus shipping of $8-10.

Optional Material: From ASQ Quality Press - The ASQ Quality Auditing Handbook, Third Edition - $84 for ASQ members; The Internal Auditing Pocket Guide - Preparing, Performing, and Reporting - $15 for ASQ members.  

Materials costs do not include tax or shipping.
Order required material from Quality Council of Indiana http://www.qualitycouncil.com/ or 800-660-4215/812-533-4215.

Order optional material from ASQ http://www.asq.org/quality-press/ or 800-248-1946.
CQA Exam Information

Date: Saturday, June 5.  Exam Application deadline Friday, April 16, 2010.  Late registration deadline Wednesday April 21, 2010 with additional fee ($50).

Location/Time: Exam location is in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.  Applicants will be notified of location and time by National ASQ.

Application: Application for the exam is done directly with ASQ http://www.asq.org/certification/apply.html.  Application must be done on-line or by fax or mail postmarked no later than the deadline or late deadline. 

Exam Cost: $390 for non-members, $240 for members.  Can apply and join ASQ at the same time.

Education/Experience Requirement:  You must have eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Quality Auditor Body of Knowledge. A minimum of three years of this experience must be in a decision-making position. “Decision-making” is defined as the authority to define, execute, or control projects/processes and to be responsible for the outcome. This may or may not include management or supervisory positions. If you have a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, part of the experience requirement may be waived.  Exam applicants are responsible for meeting ASQ's certification requirements.  Check the ASQ website http://www.asq.org/certification/ for more information.

Questions?  Contact Joe Ludford at 410-394-6276 or email jludford@comcast.net.  If you are interested in future course offerings, contact Charles Snipes, Education Chair at Education@asq509.org.