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

Welcome to 2018! We wish you happiness throughout the New Year!!

2018 will bring new opportunities for volunteering with ASQ509 and to increase your involvement in our local quality community. It's an easy new year resolution to make, bring to fruition and benefit from. 

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. 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.


IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our biweekly 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 George Chang, 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

Biomed/Biotech SIG: The Role of Bioinformatics - From Research to Regulatory
The Role of Bioinformatics - From Research to Regulatory To be Presented by Wenming Xiao, PhD Principle Investigator, NCTR, US FDA
Event Details  ·  Feb 15, 2018

Postponed - LSS SIG: Using Lego Serious Play Workshop
Postponed - LSS SIG: Using "Lego Serious Play" Workshop for Creative Problem Solving
Event Details  ·  Feb 22, 2018

PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification Prep Course
PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification Prep Course - Registration Ends March 1, 2018
Event Details  ·  Mar 20, 2018

Quality Management/Energy and Environmental Divisions Webinar
Quality Management/Energy and Environmental Divisions Webinar: "Contractor Assurance.INPO 07-007 Performance Analysis"
Event Details  ·  Mar 23, 2018

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Online, Web-based Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies Dates: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
Event Details  ·  Jul 30, 2018


News Feeds

FDA Approves AI Stroke Application, Signaling a Shift in Triage Software Oversight
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to alert physicians of a potential stroke, signaling a notable shift in the way the agency reviews clinical decision support software used for triage. The application, called Viz.AI...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 23, 2018_  right

Toyota U.S. Recalls Camry/Lexus Vehicles
Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting separate safety recalls in the United States of approximately 11,800 Model Year 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles and approximately 9,900 Model Year 2015-2018 Lexus RC F, Model Year 2016-2018 Lexus GS F and Model Year 2018 Lexus LC 500...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 23, 2018_  right

FDA Form 483 Shows Pfizer Repeating Same Mistakes at Troubled Fill-Finish Plant
By Eric Palmer Pfizer said several weeks ago that the FDA had updated the status of its troubled Kansas fill-finish plant, paving the way for drug approvals, and sure enough this week Novartis announced an FDA nod for its Copaxone generic being produced there. But a recently released document...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 23, 2018_  right

Bridgestone Looks to Desert for Rubber
By Ted Evanoff Ever since the first European explorers crossed the Atlantic and saw Aztec children tossing rubber balls, an idea has persisted: Why not make something besides toys out of that stuff? Three centuries later, Nashville-based tire manufacturer Bridgestone Americas Inc. is...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Feb 23, 2018_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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