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
  • 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)
  • 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

Featured Event

PMISSC 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to sponsor Project Management Institute's 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium featuring ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE: Tools, Techniques, and Templates   : : MORE

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

Software Special Interest Group
TOPIC: “Injecting Security into SDLC” How to Incorporate a Security Development Lifecycle into the Software Development Lifecycle Speaker: Shahid N. Shah
Event Details  ·  Feb 24, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Topic: The New School of Quality Assurance; Keeping Customers Happy! Speaker: Ms. Beth Leonard
Event Details  ·  Feb 25, 2015

CANCELLED - ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Topic: "Soft Systems Methodology: Benchmarking for Transformation" Speaker: Donald J. Duggins, President/CEO/Founder of Aspire Consulting Services, LLC
Event Details  ·  Feb 26, 2015

Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group
Topic: ICH- Its History, Evolution, Achievements, and Challenges Speaker: Justina Molzon, MS, JD Former Associate Director for International Program Office of Strategic Program, CDER, FDA
Event Details  ·  Feb 26, 2015

PMISSC 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to sponsor Project Management Institute's 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium featuring ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE: Tools, Techniques, and Templates
Event Details  ·  Jun 16, 2015


News Feeds

Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Scare
Copyright 2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation All Rights Reserved Food standards authority defends decision not to specifically test berries for virus upon importation Australia's food standards authority has defended the decision not to specifically test frozen berries for...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 28, 2015_  right

Show Us Your Numbers: New Regulations Make Calorie-Counting Much More Visible
Copyright 2015 ProQuest Information and Learning All Rights Reserved ProQuest SuperText Copyright 2015 The Journal-Gazette If you eat out a lot, get ready to brush up on your math skills. Calories are back. And you're about to see a lot more about them. Under new regulations from the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 28, 2015_  right

Southwest Planes Grounded Over Missed Inspections Allowed to Fly
Copyright 2015 Cable News Network All Rights Reserved Southwest Airlines missed required inspections on 128 of its Boeing 737 aircraft, leading to the cancellation of dozens of flights this week. The Federal Aviation Administration has said the airline can keep flying the planes for up...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 28, 2015_  right

No Sweet Surrender On Sugar Label; Food Giants at Odds with FDA
Copyright 2015 Star Tribune All Rights Reserved Minnesota's food giants are fighting an FDA proposal to list "added sugars" separately on nutrition labels. For Mayo Clinic's Donald Hensrud, labels that list the amount of sugar added to food and beverages are a no-brainer. Like most...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 28, 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

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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