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.


ASQ 509 Volunteers at the Silver Spring PMI Actionable Intelligence Symposium June 16, 2015. From left to right: Ron Kelley, Don Duggins, Susan Leister, Candida Fipps, Petra Wesley and Kerry Higgins (not shown in photo).  


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.  


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.


IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our weekly Section 509 emails, please email our Webmaster at Webmaster@ASQ509.org. Or click below...
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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

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

Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group
Topic: Building Diversity/Inclusion/Equality Organizations - Achievements and Challenges; Speaker: Kin F. Wong, PhD US Department of Transportation
Event Details  ·  Jul 30, 2015


News Feeds

Robust EHRs, Inpatient Physical Rehab and Staff Levels Minimize ‘Weekend Effect’
Copyright 2015 Questex Media Group LLC All Rights Reserved With studies showing that patients admitted to hospitals over the weekend are more likely to die and have serious complications, Loyola University Health System researchers have come up with strategies for reducing the so-called...
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Study Finds Showcasing Real Estate Most Popular Business Use for Drones
Copyright 2015 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Real-estate businesses won nearly a third of the first 500 commercial drone permits granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an industry study obtained Thursday by USA TODAY found. The most popular use—showcasing...
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NASA Pictures a Drone in Every Home
Copyright 2015 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Forget getting the latest cellphone. The next indispensable tech tool may be a drone. "I see a time when every home will have a drone. You're going to use a drone to do rooftop inspections ... to send a drone to Home Depot to get a...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 3, 2015_  right

Mercedes Revamps Supply Chain to Trim Costs
Relentless demand necessitates new efficiencies in widespread operations Copyright 2015 Crain Communications All Rights Reserved Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce its logistics costs by about 20% per vehicle as the company invests hundreds of millions of euros in a global reorganization of its...
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It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

PAR 2014 Award
ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
P.O. Box 303   ·  Fulton, MD  20759-0303
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