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
  • Section Treasurer
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Speaker: Ms. Barbara Canody Topic: Process Improvement and Sun Tzu's The Art of War Mashup
Event Details  ·  Nov 19, 2014

Software Special Interest Group
Speaker: Michael Chapiro Topic: Automated Quality Testing Challenges with Big Data Implementation
Event Details  ·  Nov 25, 2014


News Feeds

U.S. Lawmakers Consider Ban of Vehicles Not Repaired Under Recalls
Copyright 2014 IHS Global Insight All Rights Reserved With the number of recalls at an all-time high, reports indicate that US lawmakers are considering a proposal which could bar the registration of vehicles with outstanding recalls that have not been performed. TheDetroitBureau.com reports...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 26, 2014_  right

Japan Seeks Swifter Repair of Faulty Takata Airbags
10 automakers ordered to step up efforts to notify owners and fix vehicles Copyright 2014 International Herald Tribune All Rights Reserved Japanese safety regulators said on Tuesday that they had ordered automakers to move more quickly to repair defective airbags made by the Takata...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 26, 2014_  right

Automakers Chip Away at Cyberthreats
Copyright 2014 Virginian-Pilot Companies LLC All Rights Reserved Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that—given time—they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 26, 2014_  right

Automakers Raise Concerns Over Regulatory Challenges Ahead of ASEAN Economic Community
Copyright 2014 IHS Global Insight All Rights Reserved Global OEMs have raised concerns over regulatory challenges as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) is scheduled to come into effect by December 2015. According to Indonesian publication the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 26, 2014_  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

ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
P.O. Box 7263   ·  Gaithersburg, MD  20898
800-248-1946 (voice)   ·  Webmaster@asq509.org
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