MILWAUKEE, WI — The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) announced that Karen L. Spencer completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor, or ASQ CQA.

The recognition indicates a proficiency in and a comprehension of auditing principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use “ASQ CQA” on their business cards and professional correspondence.

“Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment. It’s a formal recognition of professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field,” said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin. “This distinction represents an investment in ones future and provides a competitive advantage to those who earn ASQ certifications.”

In order to qualify for the Certified Quality Auditor examination, an individual must have eight years of work and/or experience related to the Body of Knowledge.

Certified Quality Auditor is a professional who understands the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system’s adequacy and deficiencies.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was administered, more than 190,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.

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