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Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course  

Montgomery College
Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland  20850

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Apr 21, 2012    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

ASQ Section 509 is pleased to offer a refresher course for quality professionals who want to prepare for the Quality Auditor Certification Exam administered by the American Society for Quality.  The CQA Body of Knowledge will be reviewed and participants will be given a sample exam questions throughout the course. This will help them identify topics they should concentrate on as they prepare for the actual exam. Levels of cognition will be reviewed and their use in defining the intended complexity of multiple choice test questions will be identified.  
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus 
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850 
Location / Maps: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps/Rvic.html 
Physical Education Center, Classroom: TBD

Dates:  The course will consist of six 4-hour sessions (24 classroom hours).  Sessions will be on Saturdays from 8am to Noon.      
Actual class dates are:
� April 21, 28
� May 5, 12, 19, and 26

Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies, ASQ Section 509.
Ms. Menzies has been a senior member of ASQ since 2001. Ms. Menzies has held quality-related positions with Biocon, Inc., Otsuka Maryland Research Institute, TherImmune Research Corporation, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is currently the Quality Manager for the Laboratory of Immunobiochemistry within the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Review within the FDA.  She holds ASQ Certifications as a Quality Auditor, and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.   

Tuition: $395 payable to ASQ 509, which is offering the course. 

Course Materials: We will be using certification materials from the Quality Council of Indiana.  Required materials for the course are:
� CQA Primer - $70
� Solution Text - $35
Note: Costs do not include tax, shipping and handling.
Students are to order the materials directly from the Quality Council of Indiana (http://www.qualitycouncil.com/) 800-660-4215 or 812-533-4215

Credit: This course does not carry CEU credit.  

Course Registration and Information: Contact the instructor, Sandra Menzies at 301-385-9294 or email [email protected]   

ASQ CQA Exam Information: 

Dates: Exam date is Saturday, June 2, 2012.  Application deadline is April 13, 2012.
Location: Exam location is in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.  Applicants will be notified of location and time by National ASQ.
Exam Application: Application for the exam is done directly with National ASQ (http://prdweb.asq.org/certification/control/quality-auditor/index).
CQA Exam Cost: $399 for non-members, $259 for members.  Join ASQ and save!  Exam applicants are responsible for meeting ASQs certification requirements.  

If you have any questions about the course or exam, contact Sandra Menzies (301-385-9294 or email [email protected]).  If you are interested in possible future course offerings, contact Education Chair at [email protected]