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Recertification requests are processed through ASQ headquarters. Details can be found by visiting

Why should I recertify?

You made the effort to pass the certification exam in the first place - now maintain it. Maintaining your certification secures the investment you've already made in your career. Quality competition is a fact of life, and the need for a work force proficient in the principles and practices of quality is a central concern of many companies. Certification is a mark of excellence. It demonstrates that the certified individual has the knowledge to assure the quality of products and services. Certification is an investment in your career and in the future of your employer.

Do I need to recertify?

Some certifications require you to recertify every three years to demonstrate that you’ve maintained the same level of knowledge you exhibited in your first exam. For more information on which exams require recertification go to:



There are two ways to recertify:

You can keep a hard copy recertification journal or, ASQ now has an electronic version available. You must obtain 18 recertification units (RUs) during the three-year recertification period. To download a hardcopy of the recertification journal or access the electronic version, go to: Note: you must login to access the electronic version.

You can sit for the exam instead of demonstrating recertification units. If your recertification date has past and you are beyond the six-month grace period, you must recertify by exam. Details regarding these requirements can be found at:

If you have more than one ASQ certification, you can synchronize them enabling you to have one expiration date and submit a single recertification journal. More information regarding synchronization can be found at:

If you have additional questions, you can access ASQ’s recertification FAQs here: