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.


ASQ 509 Volunteers at the Silver Spring PMI Actionable Intelligence Symposium June 16, 2015. From left to right: Ron Kelley, Don Duggins, Susan Leister, Candida Fipps, Petra Wesley and Kerry Higgins (not shown in photo).  


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

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

Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group
Topic: Be the Leader You Already Are Speaker: John Riordan, Organizational and Leadership Development
Event Details  ·  Oct 8, 2015

Professional Development - Quality 101
Quality 101 2-Day Course (Free!) - October 10 and 17, 2015 Topic: How a focus on quality systems produces a winning team. Speakers: ASQ certified professionals
Event Details  ·  Oct 10, 2015

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Topic: Agile Transformation; Speaker: Tim Zeller
Event Details  ·  Oct 22, 2015

Software Special Interest Group
Speaker: Alex Gladd; Topic: Mobile Security: The Risk We All Carry
Event Details  ·  Oct 27, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
SPEAKER: Richard Cheng, Principal Consultant at Excella Consulting; TOPIC: Agile Project Management Truths and Misconceptions Exposed
Event Details  ·  Oct 28, 2015

Software Special Interest Group
Speaker: Chris Cavullucci; Topic: User Experience Design
Event Details  ·  Nov 24, 2015


News Feeds

Volkswagen Says Diesel Recall to Run Through 2016
Copyright 2015 Cable News Network All Rights Reserved Volkswagen is planning to start recalling diesel cars in January to ensure they comply with emissions standards. CEO Matthias Mueller said the company would present details of its proposed technical fix to Germany's Federal Motor...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 9, 2015_  right

VW CEO: Emissions Fixes Could Take Until End of Next Year
University Wire Copyright 2015 UWIRE via U-Wire All Rights Reserved Volkswagen said a recall of cars with software that can be used to evade emissions tests could start in Germany in January and last until the end of next year. The recall does not yet include cars in the U.S., where the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 9, 2015_  right

Study: Airlines Could Achieve Improved Fuel Savings
Copyright 2015 Targeted News Service LLC All Rights Reserved The airline industry has the ability to sustain significant fuel savings and greatly reduce its greenhouse emissions, according to the conclusions reached in a Virginia Tech led study for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 9, 2015_  right

EPA Sizing Up Penalties for Volkswagen
Copyright 2015 Cable News Network All Rights Reserved The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal is about to take center stage before lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Michael Horn, the head of Volkswagen in the U.S., will field questions Thursday from lawmakers demanding answers. A House...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 9, 2015_  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

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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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