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 - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

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: Colorful Leadership - Pave the Way for An Authentic, Fulfilling Career Speaker: Gloria S. Chan
Event Details  ·  Jun 23, 2016

Software Special Interest Group
Topic: The “Whys” and “Hows” of a Creativity Toolkit Speaker: Ms. Janet Cook
Event Details  ·  Jun 28, 2016

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Topic: Design of Experiments Speaker: Arlene Hendrix
Event Details  ·  Jun 29, 2016


News Feeds

Even With Settlement, Volkswagen Faces a Long Road Ahead
Even as the warring parties in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal prepare to offer a peace proposal this week in the chambers of a United States judge, the German automaker's travails are far from over. Taking shape after months of round-the-clock negotiations is a broad settlement...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 28, 2016_  right

GM Shares Fuel Cell Research to U.S. Navy to Develop Unmanned Undersea Vehicles
On Thursday, Detroit automaker General Motors (GM) and the U.S. Navy announced a partnership in which the Navy would be able to take advantage of hydrogen fuel cell research from GM to develop a long-endurance unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). According to Karen Swider-Lyons, the head of the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 28, 2016_  right

India Set to Use Plastic Waste for Making Roads
In an attempt to improve the quality of roads and reduce number of potholes, the state government has decided to use plastic waste in bituminous mixes (dry process). According to the notification issued by the state government's public works department, recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 28, 2016_  right

China Vows to Replace ‘Poisonous’ Running Tracks at Schools
Chinese officials have pledged to replace school running tracks made of industrial waste that have reportedly sickened thousands of children, the latest public health scandal in a country already troubled by environmental hazards including air pollution and soil contamination. The Ministry of...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 28, 2016_  right


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