Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website

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)
  • Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group (SIG) Vice-Chair and/or 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

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: Anthropogenic Global Warming - Is is an inconvenient truth or hoax? Speaker: James Whang, PhD, PE
Event Details  ·  Aug 20, 2014

Software Special Interest Group
TOPIC: The Discipline of Software Engineering; SPEAKER: Mark Doernhoefer
Event Details  ·  Aug 26, 2014

32nd annual SPQA Virginia Forum for Excellence
Topic: 21st Century Leadership: A Core Competency For Success Presented by: Virginia Forum for Excellence (ASQ Section 1104-sponsor)
Event Details  ·  Sep 15, 2014 -- Sep 16, 2014

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus, Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies
Event Details  ·  Oct 25, 2014


News Feeds

Keeping Tabs on Use of Your Personal Data
Copyright 2014 International Herald Tribune All Rights Reserved Team of U.S. scientists develops tracking tool in search of transparency A real problem with personal data today is that the terms of trade so often seem both opaque and askew. Browse for information, send messages or go...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 21, 2014_  right

Heinz to Tighten Supplier Controls in China After Infant Food Scare
Copyright 2014 Sudan News Agency Provided by Syndigate Media Inc. All Rights Reserved U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 21, 2014_  right

High-Tech Sensors Continuously Measure Pollution in River
Copyright 2014 Richmond Newspapers, Inc. All Rights Reserved An unusual team of scientists has given the James River a high-tech set of eyes and ears in the form of sensors that measure pollution continuously. The scientists are part of a four-year, $560,000 project by academic, federal and...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 21, 2014_  right

Drones, Tracking and Virtual Reality: At an Airport Near You
Copyright 2014 Cable News Network All Rights Reserved Airports aren't exactly stress-free zones¬ónot yet at least. But it's certainly something airport managers are working on. Still, all the spas, yoga studios and movie cinemas in the world can't detract from the main source of travel...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 21, 2014_  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

ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
P.O. Box 7263   ·  Gaithersburg, MD  20898
800-248-1946 (voice)   ·  Webmaster@asq509.org
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