Certification Overview

ASQ certification is a formal recognition by ASQ that an individual has demonstrated a proficiency within, and comprehension of, a specific body of knowledge. Nearly 150,000 certifications have been issued to dedicated professionals worldwide.

The ASQ Denver supports membership certification goals by providing resources as well as local training, study group and testing opportunities. Whether you are pursuing a new certification or seeking to recertify, our education committee is here to help you make it happen. For questions, email info@asqdenver.org.

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ASQ Certification Handbook

For many, the certification process remains something of a mystery. Frequently asked questions come up about how the exams are created, how they are scored, and how best to prepare for taking a test. These questions and more are answered in the ASQ Certification Handbook.

Quality Certificates vs. Certification

There has been a great deal of confusion as to the true meaning of certification, especially recently, as individuals and companies strive to achieve and validate competencies in a competitive job market. To help alleviate this confusion, definitions for each are provided as follows:

  • Certifications are based on a noncommercial standard body of knowledge as developed by objective third-party entities.
  • Certificates are awarded for participating in specific training.
  • While there is nothing wrong with providing evidence of a course completion (whether through a document and/or accredited continuing education units), this should not be confused with the rigor and achievement of a professional certification.

For more information, please read the Certificates vs. Certification Information Sheet.

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