Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website

We invite you to look around and bookmark our Web site. 

 2017 Call for Officer Nominations

Please submit names of nominated individuals to Heather Reis, Secretary, via e-mail at Secretary@asq509.org by October 20, 2016.  Nominations require the submission of a nomination petition* signed by at least 10 members. Eligible individuals must be Regular Members** of the Society and have a membership in the ASQ Section 0509. If you want to self-nominate, please submit your name to Susan Leister at Nominations@asq509.org, and she will provide guidance on the petition process. Click for a copy of the Nomination petition.

Positions open for nominations are:  

- Chair-Elect 

- Secretary 

- Treasurer 

Each of these positions are described in the 2017 Call for Nominations and serves for a Section term. 

**Regular members are voting members of the Society: Full, Senior, Fellow, Honorary, and primary contact of Site/Enterprise/School/District memberships.

Opportunities to serve the section 

There are also other multiple (non-elected) positions open within the Section. As well as numerous committees that which Section Members may serve on. Feel free to contact us about these as well.  

If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Susan Leister 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 bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!

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

General Membership Meeting
Topic: It’s more than a job: Breathing life into your career; Speaker: Alexis VanBevers
Event Details  ·  Oct 19, 2016

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Public Health Strategy for Aging Society
Public Health Strategy to Cope with the Aging Society - Taiwan's Experience on A 10-Year Long-Term-Care Plan Daniel Dau-Yaug, MD Director, Health Division Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Organization in the US (TECRO)
Event Details  ·  Oct 20, 2016

Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep Course
Course:Project Management Professional Prep Course Date: October 21-23, 2016 Location: Hilton Garden Inn Arundel Mills, MD
Event Details  ·  Oct 21, 2016

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Online, Web-based Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies Series: Five Sessions Dates: Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19
Event Details  ·  Oct 22, 2016

Software Special Interest Group
Understanding Cyber Adversaries with ATT&CK – The Post-Exploit Threat Model; Presented by Dr. Andy Applebaum, Senior Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE
Event Details  ·  Oct 25, 2016

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Prep Boot Camp
Hosted by ASQ 509 and PMI SS Chapter
Event Details  ·  Nov 14, 2016

General Membership Meeting
Topic: Culture of Quality; Speaker: Ronald Lear
Event Details  ·  Nov 16, 2016


News Feeds

SamsungÂ’s Uneven Handling of Galaxy Note 7 Fires Angers Chinese
The company's decision to exclude China from an initial recall has prompted a backlash that could further erode its position in the important market. Zhang Sitong was saving a friend's phone number on his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone when it started to vibrate and smoke. He threw it on...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 23, 2016_  right

Should Healthcare Lower the Volume on Quality Reporting?
What you don't measure, you can't improve. But if you measure everything, you are at risk of sending false signals about what's important and what's not. This is especially true when measuring healthcare quality, a movement that began in earnest in the late 1990s and now has exploded into a...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 23, 2016_  right

United States Confirms 11th Death Linked to Faulty Takata Air Bag Inflator
U.S. safety regulators confirmed this week an 11th death in the United States caused by a ruptured Takata Corp. air bag inflator, the latest fatality tied to the largest ever auto safety recall. At least 16 deaths are now linked to the defect, including five in Malaysia, that prompted the recall...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 23, 2016_  right

Take Note of Samsung: How to Manage a Brand Crisis
It’s every marketer’s worst nightmare—your product suddenly presents a danger to consumers. It could be Chipotle's E. coli, Blue Bell Creameries' listeria, or General Motors' faulty ignition switches. And yes, it can happen to you. Just ask Samsung, which is now facing $2.3 billion in losses...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 23, 2016_  right


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