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

ASQ Section 509 GM Meeting: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: A Recipe for Disruptive Innovation in Quality and Supply Chains
Event Details  ·  May 10, 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

Tesla Could Learn From Uber’s Crisis Management
By Eric Newcomer What if Uber acted more like Tesla? Executives at Uber Technologies have long been jealous of Elon Musk’s resilient public image. Compare Uber’s careful response to its self-driving car fatality with Tesla’s flurry of defensive statements. Both companies have received...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 22, 2018_  right

FAA Orders Inspections for Boeing 737 Engines After Southwest Flight
By Ed Adamczyk The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on April 18 ordered enhanced inspections of certain Boeing 737 engines, in response to one that exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight this week—killing a woman. The FAA said it will issue a safety directive for ultrasound...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 22, 2018_  right

General Motors Will Cut at Least 1,000 Employees in the U.S.
General Motors (GM) will eliminate at least 1,000 jobs in a U.S. production factory to adapt to the slowdown in demand for some types of urban cars in the United States, the company said Friday. The cuts will be carried out at the plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where GM produces the Chevrolet Cruze,...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 22, 2018_  right

Top 15 Machine Learning Companies
By Andy Patrizio Machine learning (ML) is a sector that is both growing exponentially right along with ML’s twin, artificial intelligence (AI). IDC predicts that AI and ML spending will explode in the coming years, from $8 billion in 2016 to $47 billion by 2020. While the two terms are...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 22, 2018_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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