ASQ Section 509 is pleased to offer an online refresher course for quality professionals who want to prepare for the Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Exam administered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The course covers the CQA Body of Knowledge and sample exam questions for you to test your understanding of the concepts. The course will help participants identify topics they should concentrate their studies on as they prepare for the actual exam. Levels of cognition will be reviewed and their use in defining the intended complexity of multiple choice test questions will be identified.
Web-based, online, course using AnyMeeting. Particpants will need access to the Internet. Use of a headset and camer are strongly encouraged.
The course runs for five Saturdays from Saturday April 23, through Saturday May 21, and will consist of four 5-hour sessions and one 4-hour session. Each session will be held from 8:00am to 1:30pm or 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing to participants until the exam date (06/04/2016).
April 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21, 2016
$395 for registrations received by April 17, 2016, payable to ASQ 509
Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies, MS, ASQ-CQA,ASQ-CQM/OE, PMI-PMP
This is the fifth year in which Ms. Menzies has taught the CQA Refresher course for ASQ Section 509. Ms. Menzies has been a senior member of ASQ since 2001. With over 24 years of experience, Ms. Menzies has held quality-related positions at Biocon, Inc., Otsuka Maryland Research Institute, TherImmune Research Corporation, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ms. Menzies' current position uses her knowledge of auditing and project management to improve internal business processes at the FDA. In addition to auditing for compliance to Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 standards, Ms. Menzies has hosted FDA and EPA inspections and ISO audits.
Registration Info: After registration, you will receive a course confirmation receipt. At least two days prior to the training, you will receive an email containing course participation details. If you do not receive the email by Tuesday April 19, or have other questions, please send an email to education@ASQ509.org or contact the instructor: Sandra Menzies at 301-385-9294.
Reigstration link: This is the page to register and pay for this class.
Course Materials: We will be using certification materials from the Quality Council of Indiana. Required materials for the course are:
+ CQA Primer, 8th edition (Jun, 2012) - $70
+ SolutionText - $35
+ CQA Exam CD - $70
The solutions text and CD-ROM from the Quality Council of Indiana are optional yet recommended.
Costs do not include tax, shipping and handling. Students are to order the materials directly from the Quality Council of Indiana
800-660-4215 or 812-533-4215.
ASQ CQA Exam Information:
Date: Exam date is Saturday, June 4, 2016. Application deadline is April 15, 2016. Late application deadline is April 20, 2016 (includes $50 late fee).
Location: Exam location is in the Maryland suburbs near Washington DC. Applicants will be notified by National ASQ of their exam location and test time.
ASQ CQA Exam Cost: $419 for non-members, $269 for members. Join ASQ and save! Exam applicants are responsible for meeting ASQs certification requirements.
Course Withdrawal Policy:
The policy for the Web-based CQA course starting April 23, 2016: If you need to cancel your registration or withdraw from the course, we will refund your paid registration fee as follows:
- Requests for cancellations/withdrawal received by April 11, 2016, receive full refunds.
- Requests received after April 11, 2016, incurs a 25% processing fee.
- There are no refunds after April 20, 2016.
If you have any questions about the course or the exam, contact Sandra Menzies (301-385-9294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are interested in possible future course offerings, contact Education Chair at Education@asq509.org.
Neither ASQ Section 509 nor the instructor make any guarantee expressed or implied that your participation in this course will ensure that you will pass the certification exam. Students must sucessfully complete the entire course before Recertification Units and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded by the instructor.
Future CQA Course Offerings:
Winter Training: October 16 - November 19, 2016
Watch this space for more information.