ASQ recently launched its newest certification designed for supplier quality professionals who work with an organization’s supply chain and suppliers to continuously improve performance of key system components. The Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) exam, developed by member leaders and sponsored by the Customer-Supplier Division, will be first administered during the September/October computer-based testing exam window. Among other topics, the certification exam tests knowledge on supplier strategy; business governance, ethics, and compliance; relationship management; and supplier performance monitoring and improvement. We are now accepting applications for the first available exam window in September/October for the CSQP exam. The deadline is August 15. Go to ASQ.org to apply.
ASQ Certification Exam Update
Based on extensive market analysis and member feedback, ASQ has decided to transition the delivery of certification exams from paper & pencil to computer based testing (CBT). This change will begin with the October 1, 2016 exams. Examinee benefits of the transition include: An increase of annual administrations, from two to six exam date options per year; More testing locations - from 350 to 8,000; Convenience of retesting reduced from every 6 months to 2 months; Exam results in 0-4 days instead of 10. Exams initially will be available in English, with translated exams available starting in March 2017. Go to asq.org/certification for more information and site locations.