Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website
Opportunities to serve the section
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
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.
positions are available for members to serve
The following positions are available for members to serve their section:
- 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
- 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.
for emailing the Webmaster at Webmaster@asq509.org.
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 EventPMISSC 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
ASQ 2015 Spring Certified Software Quality Engineer Refresher Course
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus, Instructor: Ray Miller
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
Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus, Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies
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
Software Special Interest Group Meeting
Speaker: Rick Spiewak; Topic: Be Careful What You Pay For: Applying the Fundamentals of Quality to Software
LSS Special Interest Group
Topic: Applications of Kanban & Lean Concepts; Speaker: Jenny Tsao, Industrial Engineer, Black Belt
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
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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...