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.
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.
ASQ certification exams are given four (4) times per year by ASQ Section 509. The exams will be held at various locations throughout Montgomery County. For more information on the exam location, contact Certification@asq509.org. For information on exam dates and application deadlines for specific certifications, go to: http://asq.org/certification/dates.html
Web site log-in instructions
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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.
Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group
Topic: The Romanticized Disease, Tuberculosis - History and Reality Speaker: Jin Bao, MD, PhD
Software Special Interest Group
Topic: Software Defects and Software Reliability Assessment Speaker: Kristine Hejna
Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Topic: Deming at the Department of Defense Speaker: Dr. Cragin Shelton
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