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


Congratulations Dr. Abhijit Sengupta, 2018 ASQ Fellow!

Photographed left to right: Elmer Corbin - ASQ Board of Directors, Dr. Abhijit Sengupta - ASQ Fellow, and Benito Flores - Chair Elect 2019

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

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting - ASQ Transformation
Event Details  ·  Jun 14, 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

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News Feeds

Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders Due to Fall Hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following recall alert on multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders: Hazard: The ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user. Remedy: Refund. Recall date: June 20, 2018. Units: About 78,000. Consumer Contact: Werner...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 23, 2018_  right

Drug Shortages Again on the Rise After 5 Years of Improvements, FDA Says
By Eric Palmer After 5 years of declines in the number of new drug shortages in the U.S., they jumped to 39 last year from 26 in the two preceding years. And while that is a far cry from the peak of more than 250 registered in 2011, the FDA acknowledges that many of the current shortages have...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 23, 2018_  right

Artificial Intelligence¬óWhen Automation Works Against Output
By Frans Cronje By now most people would have heard prophecies of a jobless future where machines do all our work and entire industries are displaced due to robotic automation. In December, a McKinsey Global Institute report found that as many as 375-million workers worldwide may need to...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 23, 2018_  right

Automakers Improve Quality to Record Level in Annual Survey
By Tom Krisher A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems. The annual survey by J.D. Power finds that buyers reported a record-low 93 problems per 100 vehicles during the first...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 23, 2018_  right

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