ASQ Certifications

According to ASQ National:

Invest in your career and your future with an ASQ certification. Gain an advantage over your competition and increase your potential for a higher salary. See for yourself why ASQ certifications matter to employers (PDF, 156 KB).

With an ASQ certification next to your title, you demonstrate your dedication to quality. ASQ is the leading authority on career-boosting certifications for quality professionals, with more than 60 years of experience. It makes sense to get certified by ASQ.

Find the ASQ certification that is right for you along with application and testing details at the ASQ National Certification page.

For information about the current test schedule and location for East Bay Section members, go to our Test Schedule page.

ASQ Recertification

According to ASQ National:

ASQ requires that you recertify the following certifications every three years to ensure that you maintain the same level of knowledge demonstrated in your first exam.

  • Biomedical Auditor
  • Calibration Technician
  • HACCP Auditor
  • Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
  • Quality Auditor
  • Quality Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • ASQ/DON Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

NOTE: Quality Inspector, Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, Quality Technician and Six Sigma Green Belt are lifetime certifications. They have no recertification requirements.

Two Ways to Recertify

Recertification Unit (RU) Credits: Obtain a minimum of 18 recertification units during your three-year certification period. 

Examination:  Sit for the exam. The examination link directs you to the ASQ National Web page containing general information about certification exams.  For details about exams to be proctored by the ASQ East Bay Section during this calendar year, go to the Test Schedule page.  (Examination is required if your certification expired and is past the six-month grace period.) 

Retire Your Certification

If you retired from full-time employment, you may wish to also retire your ASQ certification.

Collecting RU Units and Submitting your Recertification Journal

Recertification RU documentationis usually available at East Bay section meetings and sponsored events. Documentation may be in the form of a letter but a program, cancelled check (Pay Pal confirmation), or minutes showing you on the attendance list will also work. 

If none of those things are available, contact Certification Chair, Ellen Hill, at with a brief explanation of the event for which you do not have documentation and we will be happy to provide it to you. 

You may also earn recertification units by volunteering to help with section activities, attending professional conferences, publishing an article, or attending classes applicable to the Body of Knowledge for your certification.  Detailed information about recertification units may be found on the RU Credits page of the ASQ National Web page.  Submit your Recertification Journal, the minimum objective evidence to support your claims for recertification units, and your method of payment as directed by the Certification Chair.

If you have any concerns about what you will need to reach your 18 recertification units, please contact Ellen Hill at  She will be able to review your qualifying activities with you.