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.
  • 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.

 

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

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Refresher Course
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Campus, Instructor: Ronald J. Kelley
Event Details  ·  Aug 16, 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

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News Feeds

The FDA’s Big Data Hunt for Drug Problems in Your Medical Records
Mini-Sentinel is a government project that proactively seeks evidence of adverse events that can be linked to drugs on the market in an effort to find and stop problems as fast as possible. It's a big data project on a specific mission and it's hunting through huge databases of medical...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 29, 2014_  right

Streamlining the Financial Industry With ISO 20022
ISO's standard for the exchange of messages in the financial world is increasingly smoothing out the risk of errors, with the Singapore Exchange (SGX) one of the latest financial institutions to mandate its usage by brokers, custodian banks and other stakeholders. As the financial sector...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 29, 2014_  right

Standard Handoff Practices Help Children's Hospitals Cut Errors
Hospitals can cut handoff-related errors nearly 70% by standardizing care transfers during shift changes, according to a study published ahead of print in the journal Pediatrics . For the study, 23 children's hospitals joined a quality improvement collaborative with the goal of cutting care...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 29, 2014_  right

CDC Takes Steps to Improve Lab Safety After Anthrax, Flu Scares
In response to back-to-back incidents involving government laboratories, a top official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has resigned, and the agency has assembled a safety board to address concerns that have arisen after workers were potentially exposed to anthrax and...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 29, 2014_  right

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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
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