We hear the term “certification” used in many contexts: certificates, certifications, associate certifications, and professional certifications to name a few. But, there are distinguishing differences. ASQ offers professional certifications. What’s the difference?
“Professional Certification…requires an organization whose sole focus and goal is to ensure that the people to whom it issues certification designations have demonstrated a defined minimum level of competency and experience in a given field of practice. It also requires adherence to ethical codes of conduct. It should not be ‘easy’ to achieve professional certification through organizations that establish strong, credible professional certification systems” (Budnick).
We all have an opportunity to work towards earning an ASQ Certification. If you think you’d like a little help, ASQ Philly offers certification preparation courses that meet in a classroom or stream online with recorded classes. Not sure if our courses are meant for you? Contact us and we’d be happy to answer questions. We make a go/no-go decision on courses based on a minimum number of students, so to ensure your class happens be sure to register soon! Has the course started already? It may not be too late to join; contact us.
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Budnick, Peter. “Professional Certification: Why It’s Important, Why You Should Embrace It.” The Ergonomics Report. 12 Feb 2012. cited in Web blog post. Ergonomics Today. Ergoweb, 8 May 2013. Web. 15 Mar 2016.