Since the ASQ
has computerized its certification exams and contracted them out lyour
local section no longerhandles anything related to these exams.
Please contact ASQ www.ASQ.org and follow the links to Certification.
Alternately you may call ASQ at 1-800-248-1946.
Is your Recertification Due?
Electronic Version of Recertification Journal (Fillable PDF version)
My phone number for any questions regarding recertification
Any conflict between what is expressed on this web site and the
set up by ASQ, the regulations established by the ASQ shall prevail at
- Who do I contact for information or for
where I should send my Recertification journal?
- What can I use for points?
- Do Plant Visits count for anything?.
- What can I claim for my employment?
- What about courses/seminars and certificates?
- What documents must I submit for recertification?
- What format should I use to submit my journal,
paper or electronic?
- If you are a member of the Montreal Section
Dickinson, at 514-334-6102 or e-mail me at Certification.
Under no ciricumstance should you send your recertification journal to
any other address than what I gave you. If you are not a member you
must call ASQ directly at 1-800-248-1946
ask for the Recertification Department. They will guide you from there.
- Anything that is related to the quality
included within the body of knowledge (BOK) for your certification.
you may not claim an event/activity in more than one place. You may
not claim something which is part of your job description if you are
"employment" points. Example. You are a supplier auditor for
company and are thus required to visit numerous plants outside of your
own company in order to audit them. If you are claiming points for
you CAN NOT claim points for visiting a plant or for
involved in meetings were quality is discussed. <Back
- The only plant visits that can be claimed are
by a professional body such as ASQ or OIQ. Plant visits on your own or
for your employer, for example, cannot be counted. <Back
- You will need a letter from your employer, on
letterhead, stating briefly your period of employment and your job
You may not claim separate points for doing something for your employer
that is part of your job description. You may, however, claim points
quality related activities that is beyond the scope of your normal
however such claims must be substantiated by objective evidence such as
specific attestations by your employer or whomever on their letterhead
and signed by a responsible officer. <Back
- If you attend a course or seminars (university
are different) you may claim points for attendance or for the
certificate but not both. It is in your best interest to
claim the option with the most points. The content of such courses must
be related to the BOK of your recertification. <Back
- You must maintain a detailed log book, called
journal, for all quality related activities using the format prescribed
by the ASQ. Objective evidence for all points being claimed must be
to the reviewer along with this recertification journal. However when
send your request for recertification to me you may just send me copies
of valuable documents because; 1- in case the mail gets lost, and 2) I
won't return them to you anyway. I keep all supporting evidence for one
year minimum then I actually shred it. <Back
- If you are
submitting your journal to the Montreal section, at this
time, please use paper only and send using the regular mail or
equivalent. Sending items in electronic format may be easy for
you but it is both lengthy and costly for me so I will refuse
acceptance and bounce
it back to you. <Back
location and Directions
Traditionally the local exams are held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel
(formerly the Airport Hilton Hotel then The Airport Wyndham) at
the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport. Parking is on site and is
To park, drive under the hotel span, past the main entrance and park in
the parking lot
in front of you which is adjacent to the airport.fence. I will give you
"get out of jail free" card during the exam. Do not park in
any other areas or you will have to pay. <Back
- Short of points call me (Norman Dickinson at
Possibly between you and I we can dig something up. If you are short of
points for some valid reason ASQ has a programme for this as well.
this option is handled between you and the ASQ directly.
- Employer cutting back on trips and training seminars? Another way
running short of points is to attend section events, 0.3 points
are awarded to each event attended. Or even better, make a personal
to your section and volunteer to assist on the Executive Committee. <Back
Revised March 1, 2013..