Seetharam Kandarpa Receives ASQ-Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional
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.
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
service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and
training at www.asq.org.