We provide training in the Quality Sciences for everyone
Classroom-Based, Instructor-Led Training Courses
Every year, the section offers certification preparation/refresher courses to help prepare you for the exams. The section also offers introductory level courses for anyone beginning a career in the quality profession, advanced level courses for applying quality tools in their workplace, and courses that are required for continued compliance with various ISO certifications.
New courses both during the day and in the evening are always being added to the schedule.
All courses are delivered by qualified instructors from the
Philadelphia metropolitan area,
some of whom are section members.
Most courses can be customized and are available
on site for a considerable savings (up to 30%) over the per person classroom cost.
A further deduction of $25 is granted for every ASQ member. There must be at
least 6 students to hold most courses and a higher number for ISO affiliated
Membership in ASQ is not required to attend any course but the advantages to ASQ membership include savings on tuition costs for the certification preparation courses, and the purchase of additional books and reference materials from the ASQ Store.Register as early to ensure your seat in the class. See registration details for more information. For all courses, the course textbook and supplies are included in the course fee and daytime refreshments and lunch are provided.
For questions or comments contact Bob Wittendorf.
On Site Courses Available
As always, almost all of the courses and all the ISO/AS courses are available on site at your company, with some degree of customization, and by your schedule with considerable savings from the classroom-based fee. To hold a course at your facility, there must be at least six attendees (outsiders may be included at your discretion) and you need to provide a suitable room and food service.
Only one course is provided as an on-site course only, ES 401 Six Sigma/Lean Green Belt Training. This course is not a certification preparation course but rather offers team-based ‘hands-on’ training with company-specific financial deliverables derived from eight classroom sessions. This is a total of 56 hours of instructor-led training given in three modules. For details, see the Spring Schedule for information.
New Training Education and Instructors Needed
If you provided a ‘wish-list’ of new courses on one of our program meeting surveys, know that the Education Committee got the message and is striving to offer CBA, CMQ/OE, CPGP, CQI, HAACP, and SSGB preparation/refresher courses. At this time, I cannot schedule these but I am seeking qualified instructors. If you have the qualifications (hold the certification and comply with the ASQ Instructor Certification process) to be one of our instructors for these courses, please contact me immediately.
Fees and Cancellation Policy
The course fees have not significantly changed this year to help you get training and education closer to home or work at a reasonable cost. The Section Leadership continues to support the free tuition (pay for materials and food service) for all Certification Preparation /Refresher courses if you are an active ASQ member (any Section) who is unemployed or underemployed (part-time).
I am aware of the consequences that are caused by canceling a Certification Prep/Refresher course after you have registered for the exam and paid the fee to sit for the exam. So, this year, if the Section cancels a Certification Preparation course after the ASQ registration withdrawal deadline of April 13th for the June 2nd exam, you will receive the $50 credit that can be applied to the course fee for the next scheduled Certification Preparation course.
Remember; your fee will always be refunded if the course must be cancelled
within seven working days. Please use Eventbrite for all courses to avoid error
and unnecessary cancellation. Contact me
or the Education Registrar, Kay Croll,
with your concerns.
Attendance and Registration Guidelines
All courses must have a minimum of 6 registered and paid students for the course to be held. To ensure an accurate ‘Go/No Go’ decision for a course, please register at least one week before the registration closing date. There are several payment options on the Eventbrite Registration page. Click on ‘Show other payment options’ for the list.
Please Provide Us More Feedback
We are always trying to improve the education offerings to our members. Email me to let me know:
Whether you would consider attending courses in July and/or August or in
Center City Philadelphia or even at the Pennsylvania State University-Great Valley (Malvern
If you are you eligible for Federal or State Training Tuition Assistance?
Is public transportation to the site where courses are held a factor in attending a course?
To register for a course use Eventbrite.com our on-line registration system. Unfortunately, the section requires a minimum number of paying students to hold the class. The decision to hold or cancel is made at the registration closing date. If this course is important to you, register as soon as you can. Hopefully, others like you will fill the courses long before the deadline. You will be contacted before the first day of class.
Payment is expected on or before the class start unless arrangements are made with the Education Registrar, Kay Croll.
Unemployed or Underemployed, Take a Course for Free!
The Section is offers free tuition for all Certification Preparation/Refresher courses (course code CP in the schedule for ASQ members who are unemployed or under-employed. You must cover the cost of materials and food. To take advantage of this benefit, send proof of your situation in confidence to the Bob Wittendorf. This offer is only applicable if the certification preparation/refresher course is held.
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