Recertification Process

The recertification process is straightforward. Once an individual has successfully completed the applicable examination, the individual is responsible for completing 18 recertification units (RU) within the three-year period following the original successful examination. All recertification periods end either June 30 (for March and June examination dates) or December 31 (for October and December examination dates). Recertification journals are available to assist in the tracking of recertification units (RU) credits. The journals can be obtained through the ASQ Headquarters office (800-248-1946) or the ASQ website  To assist members, ASQ Headquarters and the ASQ Raleigh Recertification Chair send email reminders from time to time to make members aware of upcoming deadlines.

Recertification Units (RU) are awarded in several categories, all of which are aimed at maintaining or improving the knowledge demonstrated during the examination or are job enhancing. The categories include: Professional Development; Employment; Courses: as an Instructor or as a Student; Meetings; Committees; Certifications; Proctoring, Electronic Media; and Publishing .

The application page and other applicable pages from the member’s recertification journal accompanied by clear and appropriate supporting evidence should be forwarded to Fred Rich (ASQ Raleigh Recertification chairperson). Journals can not be accepted more than six months prior to the expiration date of the particular certification. A maximum grace period of six months past the expiration date is available for those members needing more time to submit their application for recertification.

The application package can be hard or soft (scanned) copies.  Ensure the application page has a signature for the declaration.  If paying by credit card ensure there is a signature for the card.

Electronic (soft copy) submittals should be sent to

Hard copy submittals for recertification or payment by other than credit card should be mailed to Fred Rich  4807 Beryl Road  Raleigh, NC  27606Do not require signatures for receipt as no one is usually available to sign for the delivery.  FedEx, UPS and other delivery services are familiar with the address and routinely leave packages without signatures required.

Messages or inquiries regarding recertification can be left at telephone number 919-890-4674, or e-mail or

Usually within one week of receipt, the applications for recertification are reviewed for accuracy and completeness. In cases of concern, the applicant is contacted to resolve the concern with either more information and/or further clarification. ASQ Headquarters relies on the ASQ Raleigh Recertification chairperson / committee to establish the validity of all applications. Members are notified in writing or by e-mail when their package has been reviewed and accepted. Names of members successfully completing the recertification process are posted on the ASQ Raleigh web site.

Receipts for payment are provided by ASQ Headquarters as they process all monies.

ASQ implemented an On Line Journal process in October 2015.

You can now log in your points as you earn them over the three year period. They will be stored on your record so, once your journal has been approved and your record updated, there is
no need to keep hard copies any longer. To add, remove, review or adjust the activities on your journal, press the Edit button next to the appropriate recertification unit activity type and follow the instructions provided.

For more information you may also contact Lisa Valle (Recertification Coordinator ) at ASQ Headquarters.  Lisa can be reached at 800 248 1946 x2247 or 414.274.2247 (Direct Line).

See also: Tips to prevent delays in your recertification