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Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course  

Montgomery College
Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland  20850

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Oct 25    8:00 am - 12:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

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.  

Depending on the number of students the class is held either at Montgomery College or at instructor’s home in Gaithersburg, MD.

Saturdays from 8am to Noon; Six 4-hour sessions (24 classroom hours) Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

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 Center Quality Manager for the Managed Review Process 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.   

Refresher Course Tuition: $395 payable to ASQ 509.

Course Registration and Information: Register for the course HERE. Contact the instructor, Sandra Menzies at 301-385-9294 or email .   

Course Materials: We will be using certification materials from the Quality Council of Indiana.  Required materials for the course are:
•    CQA Primer, 8th edition (Jun, 2012) - $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  800-660-4215 or 812-533-4215

Credit: This course does not carry CEU credit.  

ASQ CQA Exam Information:
Dates: Exam date is Saturday, December 6, 2014.  
Application deadline is October 17, 2014.
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://asq.org/cert/control/quality-auditor/apply).
ASQ CQA Exam Cost: $419 for non-members, $269 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 ).  If you are interested in possible future course offerings, contact Education Chair at .