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

We invite you to look around and bookmark our Web site. We also invite you to join us on LinkedIn for good quality discussion among our local professionals at our LinkedIn Group here. We look forward to hearing what's on your mind.


Opportunities to serve the section 

The Section Leadership Committee asks that all members give serious consideration to volunteering to serve their section. Volunteering is a great way to become familiar with section operations and get to know your fellow quality professionals.  


If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Kerry Higgins at .  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 weekly 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 Heather Reis, Programs Chair at .

Remember to check our weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.

See you there!

- Heather Reis, ASQ509 Programs Chair

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

ASQ certification exams are given four (4) times per year by ASQ Section 509. Exam site is located in Columbia, MD at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory.  For information on exam dates and application deadlines for specific certifications, go to: http://asq.org/certification/dates.html

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

CANCELLED: Software Special Interest Group
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Topic: The IT Infrastructure Library - A Tool for Creating and Maintaining Value in IT Services; Speaker: Jeanne Schock
Event Details  ·  Jan 26, 2016

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
On winter hiatus. HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Event Details  ·  Jan 27, 2016

Strategic Partnering Event: Winter Social
POSTPONED: INDEFINITELY DUE TO WEATHER EVENT! Annual ISSA-NOVA Winter Social; Location: MACH37 2214 Rock Hill Road Herndon, VA 20170-4200
Event Details  ·  Jan 28, 2016


News Feeds

Apple Recalls International AC Adapters Over Shock Risk
Wall adapters intended for use in the United States, United Kingdom, China, and Japan are not affected. Listen up, travelers: If you have an Apple AC adapter meant for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil, you might want to get a replacement. Apple...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 1, 2016_  right

Theranos Told to Fix Lab’s Problems
A U.S. regulator has found that a lab run by Theranos, the Silicon Valley laboratory that promised to perform blood tests with a simple finger stick, violated several clinical standards, including one it said posed a threat to patient safety that had to be immediately corrected. The regulator,...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 1, 2016_  right

Vibrating Gas Pedal Could Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency, Safety
The driver’s foot is responsible for one-quarter of fuel consumption. Up to now, the only thing that could be done about this rule of thumb was to drive gently and take eco-driving courses. Now, however, Bosch has developed a technical aid in the shape of the active gas pedal: its gentle...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 1, 2016_  right

Nissan Recalling 930,000 Cars for Hood Latch Problem
Nissan Motor Co. said Friday it will recall nearly 930,000 Nissan cars worldwide for potentially faulty hood latches, marking the third time since 2014 the automaker has recalled vehicles to address the problem. The Japanese automaker said it is recalling the 2013-2015 Nissan Altima, because its...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 1, 2016_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
P.O. Box 303   ·  Fulton, MD  20759-0303
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