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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.
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.
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 . If you are interested in future course offerings, contact Charles Snipes, Education Chair at .