Certification is formal recognition by ASQ that an individual has demonstrated proficiency within and a comprehension of a specified body of knowledge at a point in time. It is peer recognition and not registration or licensure. Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification exam was given, more than 85,000 individuals have become certified through ASQ, including many who have attained more than one designation. Although ASQ membership is not a prerequisite for certification, most of the people who hold one of these designations do belong to the Society. Certification ranks as one of the top benefits of ASQ membership.
ASQ certification is awarded to candidates who meet three criteria:
- Have a specified level of education and/or experience
- Provide proof of professionalism
- Pass a standardized examination in the certification area (exams are given in the English language only).
In today’s world, where quality competition is a fact of life and the need for a work force proficient in the principles and practices of quality control is a central concern of many companies, certification is a mark of excellence. It demonstrates that the certified individual has the knowledge to ensure the quality of products and services. Certification is an investment in your career and in the future of your employer.
You may find a list of certifications offered by ASQ on the certifications webpage.