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Volunteer Positions Available

ASQ Section 509 is seeking section members to volunteer for a variety of adhoc positions. Qualification for candidates includes: ASQ member of Section 509 as their home section, equipped with leader's vision, can-do attitude, and community-serving passion.

If you are interested in volunteering and want to increase your involvement in our local quality community, please send an email to . 

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 [email protected] 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 our Section Chair, Kevin King, at .

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 ().

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 Strategy Planning Meeting
ASQ Section 509 Strategy Planning Meeting
Event Details  ·  Feb 29, 2020


News Feeds

Nissan of Japan Discloses a New Recall, Adding to Its Problems
By Ben Dooley Nissan revealed two new blows to its embattled management on Thursday, as it announced a recall of 490,000 vehicles in Japan and disclosed that its shareholders remained split over its chief executive, Hiroto Saikawa. The recall over an electrical issue is the second largest...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 20, 2020_  right

50,000 Workers on Strike at GM After Talks Fail
By Neal E. Boudette The United Automobile Workers union went on strike at General Motors, sending nearly 50,000 members at factories across the Midwest and South to picket lines on Monday morning. With the two sides far apart in the talks, UAW regional leaders in Detroit voted unanimously...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 20, 2020_  right

Boeing Board to Call for Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes
By David Gelles and Natalie Kitroeff For the past five months, a small committee of Boeing’s board has been interviewing company employees, safety experts and executives at other industrial organizations in an attempt to understand how the aerospace giant could design and build safer...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 20, 2020_  right

With Unemployment at Record Lows, These Four U.S. Industries Want Job Seekers to Know They’re Hiring
On the heels of the latest jobs report, four U.S. trade industries, including the professional landscape industry, healthcare technology management (HTM) industry, foodservice distribution industry and grocery industry are joining forces to encourage job seekers to explore the many career...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 20, 2020_  right


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