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.  


The following positions are available for members to serve their section:

  • Arrangements Chair
  • Vice-Chair of a special interest or user's group (Continuous Process Improvement SIG, ISO 9000 UG, Lean Six Sigma SIG, Software SIG, and Membership)
  • Member Outreach positions.
  • Financial Audit Chair
  • Analyst
  • Exam Proctor
  • Meeting Speaker
  • Course Instructor
  • Position that is short term/infrequent (special mailings) or one-time event (for example, work at a conference booth) 

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 Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


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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 Programs@asq509.org.

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

See you there!

- Heather Reis, ASQ509 Programs Chair

Featured Event

PMISSC 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to sponsor Project Management Institute's 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium featuring ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE: Tools, Techniques, and Templates   : : MORE

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 (webmaster@asq509.org).

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

ASQ 2015 Spring Certified Software Quality Engineer Refresher Course
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus, Instructor: Ray Miller
Event Details  ·  Apr 18, 2015

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Bioequivalence of Generic Drugs
Scientific Considerations for Establishing Bioequivalence of Generic Drug Products Bing Li, PhD Expert Pharmacologist and Acting Deputy Director Division of Bioequivalence I, CDER, US FDA
Event Details  ·  Apr 23, 2015

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus, Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies
Event Details  ·  Apr 25, 2015

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Topic:"ISO 9001:2015, A Look Ahead" Speaker: John J. Guzik, Participating Member U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176
Event Details  ·  Apr 27, 2015

Software Special Interest Group Meeting
Speaker: Rick Spiewak; Topic: Be Careful What You Pay For: Applying the Fundamentals of Quality to Software
Event Details  ·  Apr 28, 2015

LSS Special Interest Group
Topic: Applications of Kanban & Lean Concepts; Speaker: Jenny Tsao, Industrial Engineer, Black Belt
Event Details  ·  Apr 29, 2015

PMISSC 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to sponsor Project Management Institute's 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium featuring ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE: Tools, Techniques, and Templates
Event Details  ·  Jun 16, 2015


News Feeds

Toyota Resumes Expansion With New Mexico, China Plants
Copyright 2015 EJ Insight of Hong Kong Economic Journal Co., Ltd All Rights Reserved Toyota Motor Corp. has resumed its expansion with plans to build new factories in Mexico and China. The world's largest automaker by sales volume said it would build a US$1 billion plant with an annual...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 19, 2015_  right

Superbug Warnings About Medical Scopes Delayed
Despite rules, FDA didn't get word until long after outbreaks Copyright 2015 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Reports alerting federal officials that contaminated medical scopes appeared to be spreading deadly superbugs among hospital patients sometimes arrived months lateĀ—or...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 19, 2015_  right

Standardizing Care to Reduce Costs, Improve Quality
Copyright 2015 Crain Communications All Rights Reserved Since 2005, Joe Landsman has served as president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, a 600-bed academic center serving 21 counties. The medical center, which reported total revenue of $707 million and net income of $22...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 19, 2015_  right

Japan Likely to Use U.S. Vehicle Inspection Data
Copyright 2015 The Yomiuri Shimbun All Rights Reserved Japan is considering using vehicle inspection data from the United States to check imported U.S. automobiles, a concession aimed at making progress in negotiations related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, The Yomiuri...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Apr 19, 2015_  right


It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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