Seetharam Kandarpa Receives ASQ Quality Auditor

03/01/2015 22:40

Milwaukee, Wis., 12/06/2014 - The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Seetharam Kandarpa has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor, or ASQ CQA.

As such, Seetharam Kandarpa has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of auditing principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use "ASQ CQA" 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 Certified Quality Auditor examination, an individual must have eight years of work and/or experience related to the Body of Knowledge. Certified Quality Auditor is a professional who understands the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system's adequacy and deficiencies.

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 service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ's members, mission, technologies and training at