ASQ Certification - Frequently asked questions


What if I pay for the ASQ Certification Class, but don't like it?

If you do not like the class and it's not a fit for you, we will refund your payment. 

What if I can't attend a class due to travel or other circumstances?

We record the classes and you can watch them whenever you like and how often you would like? 

What if I pay for the class and do not pass the ASQ Exam?

ASQ will charge you an exam re-take fee, but we will not charge you any more to sit through the class again to prepare for the next exam. 

How much does it cost to take the exam?

                                                                                                                                ASQ Non Member      ASQ Member

CMQ/OE Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence            $568                           $418
CQA    Certified Quality Auditor                                                                                $498                           $348
CQE Certified Quality Engineer                                                                                $498                           $348 

    CQI Certified Quality Inspector                                                                                $418                           $268   

CQT Certified Quality Technician                                                                            $418                           $268
CRE Certified Reliability Engineer                                                                           $498                            $348 

CSSBB Certified Six Sigma Black Belt                                                                    $538                           $388 

CSSGB Certified Six Sigma Green Belt                                                                   $438                           $288 

Where can I take the exam and when is it offered?

By visiting the Prometric website you can view the locations of the various ASQ Certification exams.

The various ASQ Certification exams are offered in the following windows:

CQE  Certified Quality Engineer 

CQA Certified Quality Auditor

CSSGB  Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

CQI  Certified Quality Inspector 

Exam Dates:             February 2 - 15, 2018 

                                     April 6 - 22, 2018  

                                      June 1 - 17, 2018 

CSQP  Certified Supplier Quality Professional

CMQ/OE  Certified Quality Manager / Operational Excellence    

CSSBB  Certified Six Sigma Black Belt  

CQT  Certified Quality Technician

CRE  Certified  Reliability Engineer

Exam Dates:         

                                   March 2 - 18, 2018 

                                   May 4 - 20, 2018

                                  July 6 - 22, 2018 

How is the exam scored?

The ASQ Certification exams are scored using the modified Angoff procedure.  The Modified Angoff procedure is used to determine the initial passing score for an examination used to certification purposes.  This method is one of the most popular approaches for establishing a minimum score for passing.  The modified Angoff procedure determines an person's pass/fail performance independently of the entire group that participated in the exam. When you sit for an ASQ Certification exam you are judged by comparing your score or performance to an absolute standard, not to the other candidates who took the same exam as you. With this method, everyone who sits for an ASQ Certification exam could pass, it is just a matter if preparation.


Which certifications require re-certification?

When you achieve ASQ Certification, the following certifications require you to re-certify every three years:

   Certified Quality Auditor 

   Certified Quality Engineer

   Certified Reliability Engineer

   Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

   Certified Supplier Quality Professional

   Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence