ASQ Education Committee

The mission of ASQ is to be recognized throughout the world as the leading authority and champion for quality. To successfully attain this mission: the Education Committee of the ASQ Pittsburgh Chapter offers training, certification, and professional learning experiences for our members, their employers, and the public semi-annually. These courses are taught by recognized, certified leaders in their field. Certification is your way to have your skills and expertise recognized by your professional peers and by your employer.

We look forward to your continued participation.

Congratulations to you on your commitment!

Robin Dudash, CMQ/OE, CRE, CQE, CSQE, CQA, CCT, IATF-LA, IRCA-LA, ExemplarGlobal-LA
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Education Committee Chairman

Please contact the Engineers Society of Western PA at (412) 261-4300 to sign up!



Certified Quality Manager/ Organizational Excellence

Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence

Due to Instructor availability we will be offering previously recorded sessions only with two in-person webinars for Spring 2017 session.  Thank you for your understanding.

Cost: $395 per person
*VOIP = Voice Over Internet Protocol, technology that allows telephone calls to be made over computer networks.


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Contact: Engineers Society of Western PA at (412) 261-4300 to sign up   (7:00am - 4:30pm)

In addition to the usual multiple choice questions, the CQM/OE exam features constructed response (essay) questions designed to challenge the candidate's ability to think and organize information about the topics quickly. Therefore, the class includes lessons in effective short essay techniques including in-class practice drills. Both Pre- and Post-tests are given. The instructor has been certified by ASQ for the preparatory materials used in this Certified Quality Manager/OE Refresher Course.

The class prepares the student for the ASQ Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence exam. Various topics are used to improve the student's understanding of business process improvement and applications. Students are encouraged to discuss their own companies and situations.

Participants Will Learn:

  • Review   the ASQ's Body of Knowledge including, Leadership, Strategic Planning,   Management, Quality Tools, Customer-focused Organizations, Supply Chain   Management and Training issues
  • Learn   and practice short essay techniques
  • Take   practice exams in all areas of the Body of Knowledge

Education and/or Experience:
  10 years on-the-job   experience in one more of CQM/OE BOK, which includes a minimum of 5 years in   a decision making position. This may or may/not include mgt or supervisory   positions. If you have completed a degree from a college, some of the 10   years may be waived:

  • Diploma   from a technical or trade school - one year
  • Associates   degree - two years
  • Bachelors   degree - four years
  • Masters   degree - five years

Using the Baldrige Journey to Improve Your Organization

Using the Baldrige Journey to Improve Your Organization

This on-site presentation is specifically tailored to meet the needs of your Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team. A four hour presentation is designed to introduce you to what the high performing and high integrity organizations are doing to improve their organization’s performance.

The Criteria for Performance Excellence overview will be presented to depict how your organization may use the Criteria as a springboard for performance excellence.

Whether in business, non profits, healthcare, or education, the case studies and specifics of this presentation will be tailored to the organization’s needs. Quality Horizons, LLC will ensure that the content will connect to all participants and their unique industries.

Presentation Length – 4 hours

Cost - $995

Contact to schedule your training:  R. Dudash, ASQ Pittsburgh Section Chair for more information,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out about Malcolm Baldridge Award:  http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt


Instructor - Nicholas D. Skovran
START DATE: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
(11 consecutive Wednesdays)
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm EST
COST: $695 per person


Contact:  Engineers Society of Western PA at (412) 261-4300 to sign up

This course will provide the participant with a complete and extensive review of the essential elements required to insure the consistent quality and continuous improvement of your organization, division, department or daily life.

Certified Software Quality Engineering


Certified Software Quality Engineering (CSQE) LIVE WEBINAR (VOIP*) Refresher Course

Instructor - Robin Dudash, CMQ/OE, CSQE, CRE, CQE, CQA, CCT, Exemplar-LA, IAOB-LA, IRCA-LA

Start Date:   Thursday, March 15, 2018
  Saturday, March 17, 2018
  Thursday, March 22, 2018
  Saturday, March 24, 2018
  Thursday, March 30, 2018
  Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time:  Saturdays 9:00am-Noon & Weeknights 6:30pm-9:00pm

COST: $395 per person


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This course provides a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of software quality engineering in preparation for the ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) Exam. Fundamentals discussed.

Contact: Engineers Society of Western PA at (412) 261-4300 to sign up  (7:30am - 4:30pm)

Practical experience is drawn upon to teach the finer points of project management such as managing stakeholder expectations, planning, and managing risk. ISO/IEC 90003 guideline for software development is discussed, including their application to contractual supplier management. 



Live Webinar Certification Training Courses

The ASQ Pittsburgh Section has an outstanding program of education for the quality profession. On-Line Certification Training Courses are now being offered to provide service for its busy members and our members in the outlying areas.

Courses are still available to be customized and conducted on-site at your place of business.

For any questions regarding registration or webinar certification training, including on-site training, please contact Robin Dudash, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


# On-Line Certification Training   Date Time # Day Instructor Book*
  1 Manager of Quality/Organization Excellence
$395 Any Webinar Pre-Recorded
Sessions Only -
    J. Otte $75
  2 Quality Inspector/Quality Tech

Webinar Only
Correspondence Class
$395 Any Correspondence Course
    T. Whitacre $75
  3 Quality Engineer

Webinar Only
$495 Any Webinar Pre-Recorded
Sessions Only -
    N. Skovran $99

Quality Auditor

Online Self-Study


$395 Any Online Self-study     R. Dudash $75
  5 Software Quality Engineer
Online Self-Study
$395 Any Webinar Pre-Recorded
Sessions &
Online - Self-study (Both)


R. Dudash $75
  6 Black Belt Six Sigma $495 tbd  6:30pm - 9:00pm      N. Skovran $75

 *Students are responsible for the cost of the book

Registration Call  Education, ASQ Pittsburgh, 412-261-4300 (7:00am - 4:30pm)

Certification tests are offered several times each year in the Pittsburgh area. Please see the listing of tests and important dates on our Certifications Page.

Cancellation Policy

Classes will be canceled 3 days before class start date if minimum have not registered. Planned participants will be contacted and reimbursed payments in full.

Individuals canceling registration will be entitled to a full refund up to 5 days before class start date and then 50% refund up to, and including, the third class if more than 3 days scheduled.  No refunds after third class or first class if scheduled less than 3 days.

Retake Policy

Individuals can retake a class at no cost for 2 years after completing course if they have not successfully passed the certification exam or were unable to take it. If the text has changed, a new text will need to be purchased by the student.

Webinar Testimonials

"For anyone on the fence about taking the course, I highly recommend it. Jeff does an excellent job of preparing you for taking the CQM/OE certification test. The input from the course made taking and passing the certification test much easier."

Kevin Haffey -  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"I was skeptical about any course taught remotely, but when searching for a CSQE course, I was able to speak directly with Robin. Her obvious interest and knowledge convinced me to try it. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, and willingness to work with us during the course duration made it worthwhile."

- Allen Self -- Madison, Alabama

"The webinar process was simple to follow yet provided enough tools to convey the instructors’ lessons effectively. Most importantly the webinar layout conveniently fit my busy lifestyle.”

Kevin Kweder -- Schroeder Industries LLC; Pennsylvania

"Being more of a traditional classroom student I found that the Certified Quality Auditor Webinar was an efficient and cost effective way for me to prepare for the CQA exam.”

Joe Petagno -- Elliott Company; Pennsylvania

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