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

Software Special Interest Group
Speaker: Rudy Regner; Title: “Website Performance Testing Strategies to use in Emergency Situations”
Event Details  ·  Mar 24, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Speaker: Dan Pisano, PhD, Master Black Belt Lean Six Sigma; Topic: Design of Experiments: An Overview and Use in Healthcare
Event Details  ·  Mar 25, 2015

Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group
Topic: Incorporating Quality Oversight in Clinical Trial Management Speaker: Jo A. Collins, MS, CCRP Manager, Quality Assurance Clinical Compliance Ora, Inc.
Event Details  ·  Mar 26, 2015

Biomed/Botech SIG: Conductig Clinical Trials in China
Conducting Clinical Trials in China - Opportunities and Challenges Dan Zhang, MD, MPH, MS Chairman and CEO Fountain Medical Development Ltd.
Event Details  ·  Apr 8, 2015

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

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

The Teen-Proof Car
Copyright 2015 MGN Ltd. All Rights Reserved Parents can set the top speed and even turn down the stereo Teenaged racers could soon be tamed when driving their parents' cars thanks to software that lets mums and dads spy on them. A maximum speed and volume on the sound system can be set...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 30, 2015_  right

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Effective in Monkeys
Copyright 2015 MENAFN.COM All Rights Reserved An experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to effectively protect monkeys against the often-deadly virus, according to a recently published study. The new medicine, described in the journal Science, is what is known as a "whole virus" vaccine....
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 30, 2015_  right

Recalls Issued For Frozen Spinach
Copyright 2015 The Bismarck Tribune, a division of Lee Enterprises All Rights Reserved Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 30, 2015_  right

H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group Sign Definitive Merger Agreement
Copyright 2015 Progressive Media Group Limited All Rights Reserved H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North America...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Mar 30, 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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