ASQ now offers several methods to submit your journal (as of 1/1/18, the journal has changed):

1)  You can contact your local ASQ Pittsburgh Certification Chair, Tim Hahn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

  • and mail hardcopy materials to (verified as of 9/10/18):  
                             
                 --  Tim Hahn, 3294 Oaknoll Road, Gibsonia, PA  15044 
    • Tim asks that you don't use 'signature required' as this slows process down.
  • or mail directly to: 

             --  ASQ Headquarters, 600 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53203

2)  or, You can log into your account at www.asq.org and access https://asq.org/cert/recertify  

 

  • Select the appropriate recertification option and continue with your online recertification.
  • Be prepared to upload your documents.  

 

3)  or, You can submit a hardcopy recertificaton journal by visiting the https://asq.org/cert/recertification page and follow the instructions there. 


4)  or, scan hardcopies and email directly to ASQ Headquarters: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You may submit recertification journal packets up to six months before or after your certification expiration date.

 

 
Please note that the Recertification Journal was updated in August 2013 and can be found on the ASQ Headquarters website:  http://asq.org/cert/recertification/rucredits/index
 

ASQ Certification Board Changes
 
Based on member feedback, ASQ has increased the recertification unit (RU) point thresholds significantly, rewarding section and division activities. These changes were approved by the ASQ Certification Board in September 2016 and went into effect on January 1, 2017.

Specifically, the points increased are in the following categories:
– A. Points change, Section E/Meetings, from 9.0 to 10.8.
– B. Points change, Section F/Committees, from 6.0 to 8.0.

All changes are reflected in the online recertification application and the hardcopy Journal (see example below).or further details, please visit asq.org/cert/recertification.
 
asq recert journal

What is a recertification journal, and when do I need to submit mine?

A new version of the Recertification Journal was released on January 1, 2018. This version contains more information on ways to earn recertification units (RUs) and has a simplified layout, table of contents, and contains the updated ASQ Code of Ethics. Recognizing the high value of professionally based sessions at clinics, workshops, and section and division meetings for development, there was an adjustment from 0.3 RUs to 0.5 RUs in the meetings section of the journal. The change took effect January 1, 2018, and includes meetings attended this year and in the future.

You may submit recertification journal packets up to six months before or after your certification expiration date. (The six months after your expiration date is a "grace period," so that you can collect your documentation and submit your journal packet along with payment.) Credits collected after your expiration date will apply toward your next recertification cycle.

 

ASQ returns any journals submitted before the six-month period.

 

If you submit your journal after the six-month period, you'll have to recertify by exam, unless you made special arrangements before your expiration date.

 Early submission of your recertification journal does not change your original expiration date. For example, if your certification expired December 31, 2008, and you submitted your packet in October 2008, your new expiration date would be December 31, 2011, not October 2011.

 If you submit your journal early, you may include your employment period up to your certification expiration date (up to six months' credit) when calculating your total recertification units. For example, if your certification expired December 31, 2008, and you submitted your journal in July 2008, you can include the time until your certification expiration date when you calculate your recertification units (e.g., 6 months x 0.3 recertification units).

 If you submit your recertification journal packet before your certification expiration date, and have completed additional activities within your current three-year recertification period, these additional activities do not carry over into your next three-year recertification period.

What Certifications need Recertification?

 Not all certifications require recertification. Certifications that require recertification: 

  • Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence (CQM/OE)
  • Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • Quality Auditor (CQA), including HCCP and BioMed.
  • Reliability Engineer (CRE)
  • Software Quality Engineer (CSQE),
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB),
  • and, Calibration Technician (CCT).

Eighteen recertification units (RU) in a three-year period keeps an individual on the path to recertification.

 How can a member earn credits?

 • Employment

 • Professional development

- Attend seminars, workshops and conferences

 • Education

- Company-sponsored in-house courses
- University/college courses
- ASQ courses
- ASQ Pittsburgh offers past recordings of webinars for you to review (See Webinars)

• Society involvement

- Exam proctor
- Meeting/workshop attendance (includes local section attendance)
- Committee member
- ASQ officer

 • Instructor

- Company internal instructing
- College, university instructing
- ASQ exam refresher course instructing

 

Here’s an example:

Full-time employment                                                                           10.8 RU

World Conference on Quality and Improvement attendance (once)     3.0 RU

Company-sponsored training                                                                 4.0 RU

Local section meetings (per year)                                                          2.7 RU

                                                                                                       Total 20.5 RU

 This is only one example, but there are many more combinations. If you have any questions, contact

Tim Hahn, or visit www.asq.org/certification/recertification/index.html

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