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.  


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

Strategic Partnering Event: Winter Social
POSTPONED: INDEFINITELY DUE TO WEATHER EVENT! Annual ISSA-NOVA Winter Social; Location: MACH37 2214 Rock Hill Road Herndon, VA 20170-4200
Event Details  ·  Jan 28, 2016


News Feeds

Growing Hospital Systems Stretch Supply Chains
Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 7, 2016_  right

World’s Air Bag Crisis Is Getting Worse
The crisis of malfunctioning air bags is getting worse, putting millions more drivers at risk, for a longer period of time, than previously feared. Another manufacturer, Continental Automotive Systems, has notified U.S. safety regulators it needs to replace 5 million defective air bags...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 7, 2016_  right

Controversial New Real-World Emissions Regulations Pass Crucial Vote
Concerns over accuracy of test equipment means legally mandated NOx limit can be exceeded by more than 100% New real-world emissions test rules have been given the go-ahead by European Parliament despite stern opposition from critics who claim they are illegal. The Real Driving Emissions...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 7, 2016_  right

How GM Saved Itself From Flint’s Water Crisis
Rusting engine blocks flagged big problem General Motors (GM), the biggest employer in Flint, might also be its luckiest water customer. Soon after Flint made its ill-fated switch in 2014 to Flint River water from the costlier Detroit municipal system, officials at GM's engine plant here...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 7, 2016_  right


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