Seetharam Kandarpa Receives ASQ-Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional

14/06/2014 07:48
Milwaukee, Wis., 06/07/2014 — The Certification Board of ASQ is pleased to announce that Seetharam 
Kandarpa has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Pharmaceutical GMP 
Professional, or ASQ-CPGP.
As such, Seetharam Kandarpa has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a 
proficiency in and a comprehension of GMP principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification 
are allowed to use “ASQ CPGP” on their business cards and professional correspondence.
“ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated 
an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career,” said 
Stephen Hacker, ASQ chair. “This is a great accomplishment and, although not a formal registration or 
licensure, it represents a high level of peer recognition.”
In order to qualify for the Pharmaceutical GMP Professional examination, an individual must have five years 
of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. The CPGP professional understands the GMP 
principles as regulated and guided by national and international agencies for the pharmaceutical industry.
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. 
About ASQ
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our 
world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, 
ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the 
world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is 
headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional 
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