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Certified Quality Technician (CQT)

The Certified Quality Technician (CQT) is a paraprofessional who, in support of and under the direction of quality engineers or supervisors, analyzes and solves quality problems, prepares inspection plans and instructions, selects sampling plan applications, prepares procedures, trains inspectors, performs audits, analyzes quality costs and other quality data, and applies fundamental statistical methods for process control. Each certification candidate is required to pass an ASQ written and proctored examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the CQT Body of Knowledge.

The CQT exam is a one-part, 125-question, four-hour exam delivered by ASQ's testing partner, Pyrometric, during the January, March, May, July, September and November "17-day testing windows" which begin the first Friday of each month.