Certification Key Dates, Paths & Translation Information
Key Certification Dates
As noted in the table below, ASQ conducts the exam for each of their certifications six times per year. One group of exams is offered during a "17-day testing window" beginning the first Friday of January, March, May, July, September and November. A second set of exams is offered during a "17-day testing window" beginning the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December. With the Jim Smith Quality Institute "live" instructor-led training courses requiring 11-13 weeks for completion of all course modules, they can only be offered from 2-4 times per year; depending entirely on the number of students seeking a particular course. In all cases courses will be scheduled to start in a manner that will sync perfectly with one of ASQ's "17-day testing windows". For the current certification testing windows access the ASQ website at www.asq.org/cert/dates.
Certification Development Paths
The map below depicts some recommended orders of certification acquisition that could be followed depending on a person’s selected career path within a quality field; it does not depict an order that must be followed. It’s designed to allow a student to build upon the Bodies of Knowledge (BoK) acquired in prior certifications.
Certification Exam Translations
ASQ offers all of their certification exams worldwide in English. In addition, several of the certification exams have been translated into Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Korean for use in specific countries only (see below). Visit the ASQ certification web page for more details or to apply for an exam.
- English: All Certification Examinations
- Spanish: CQE, CQA, CQT, CQPA, CQIA, CSSGB, CSSBB
- Mandarin: CMQ/OE, CQE, CRE, CSQP, CSSGB, CSSBB
- Portuguese: CQE, CSSBB
- Korean: CQE, CRE
For additional details on ASQ Certifications, access the ASQ website at: http://asq.org/cert
- Exam Dates.
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- Exam Fees.
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- Required Education / Work Experience.
- Minimum Expectations.
- Body of Knowledge (BoK).