The ASQ Recertification
To provide a user-friendly, secure, and more efficient and consistent recertification experience, ASQ has made significant improvements and enhancements to the recertification process that will require all certification holders to use ASQ's online recertification app starting January 1, 2019.
Among other features, the new process will deliver consistency in processing and provide a dashboard, recertification unit tracker, the opportunity to drag-and-drop documents, and a user-friendly interface with a complete document history. The online app also will automatically integrate recertification units directly into your account for activities such as ASQ Membership and Certification.
This decision to move to a secure online platform was based on a several factors.
First, ASQ conducted research in late 2017, collecting voice of the customer feedback that explored many facets of the recertification experience that drove communication and functional enhancements. Additionally, the decision was made based on new data privacy laws that mandate how ASQ protects customer information. Lastly, the decision relates to ASQ Certification workgroup pursuing ISO 17024 accreditation, which has established standards for recertification quality control.
The changes that are being implemented will provide customers greater value and a more consistent, rewarding experience.
The following link will take you to the ASQ
main page for recertification
ASQ has moved to a Computer Based
Testing for certification and recertification.
Information may be found
here. CBT Information,
Online Recertification, ASQ Recertification Application 2017
To maintain the integrity of your certification, ASQ requires that you recertify every three years - either by journal
or by exam. If you do not recertify, your certification will lapse and ASQ will no longer recognize you as "certified".
Recertification by RU credits is a simple process of obtaining a minimum of 18.0 recertification units
(RUs) within your three year certification period. You may accumulate the 18.0 RU credits from professional activities that either increase your knowledge of the Body of Knowledge
(BOK) or that are job enhancing. The credit structure is outlined in each recertification journal. All activities may be started before you initially obtain your ASQ certification, but must be completed within your three year recertification
period to qualify. Refresher courses, for initial certification exams, MAY NOT be counted toward that recertification period, but may be applied toward another recertification if it lies within that certification BOK or is job enhancing.
To recertify by RU credits, you may submit your recertification journal packet up to six months before or after your
certification(s) expiration date. The Recertification Journal Application page outlines the fees for individual and multiple
recertifications, the varying rates for members and
nonmembers, plus several forms of acceptable payment. Applicants MUST include current contact information so that any questions can be resolved quickly. E-mail is preferred.
Please remember to sign and date your Journal page.
You may also choose to recertify by exam every three years in lieu of recertifying by RU credits. Recertifying by exam can be done up to one year before or after your certification expiration date. However, your renewal date will always be calculated from your expiration date.
ASQ requires the following objective evidence for each RU credit category when submitting a recertification journal application. Please review your journal for additional details.
A. Professional Development: conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars or forums sponsored by a company or technical society/organization.
attendance (proof of registration is not adequate): name badge, attendance roster, sign-in sheet, certificate of completion, or travel voucher PLUS:
Activity description: program guide, outline, description, or schedule
verifying dates or number of hours.
A letter from each employer, on company letterhead and authored by either your direct supervisor or the personnel department, that verifies your job title, duties, dates of employment, and classification (full-time or part-time).
A client listing and/or letters from clients (for self employed applicants only).
C. Courses - Instructor Credit
A letter from the college, company, or organization verifying the course, title, dates, and hours instructed OR
Course outline or description that documents the instructor's name, course title, and dates.
D. Courses - Student Credit
College course: Copy of official transcript or report card showing semester credit earned, course title, and completion date.
Non-College course: Letter or certificate of completion from the course sponsor verifying hours, dates, and subject matter.
ASQ sponsored course: Certificate of completion or letter from the sponsor showing dates, hours, title, and assigned CEU or credit value.
Home-study course: Certificate of completion showing assigned CEU or credit value.
attendance: Roster, statement from a section officer, monthly meeting notice signed by a section officer, monthly meeting ticket, or receipts.
F. Committees - ASQ and other professional associations contributing to the advancement of the quality profession. Work related committees in your place of employment DO NOT qualify - this is part of employment credit.
A letter from the appropriate chair stating the committee's mission, frequency of meetings, your duties, and term of service on section/division/forum letterhead. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
G. Certification: Given for obtaining additional certifications, as well as certification from other professional societies. RU credit applies to initial certification, NOT recertification. In other words, if no
new certifications have been obtained during your recertification period, no certification points may be claimed.
H. Exam Proctoring
I. Electronic Media
A letter on company letterhead signed by your supervisor or personnel department attesting to the date(s) you viewed/listened to the media source, its title and length of time, OR a copy of the media source with the above-listed information.
Media review: Copy of the published review and publication table of contents.
Magazines: Copy of both the article and the table of contents so we may identify the specific issues of the magazine, the title of the article, and the author/co-author.
Books: Copy of the title page showing the title and author/co-author PLUS a copy of the table of contents; book editor should submit a letter from the author, co-author, or publisher indicating the work edited and a copy of the table of contents.
Presented paper: Copy of entire program guide.
Please contact Joe Malachowski for recertification information.