Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Preparation Course- ASQ, USA


Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Preparation Course- ASQ, USA

Certification Body:               American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Training Hours:                    40 Hours


The Certified Quality Engineer is a professional who understands product and service quality evaluation and control. The body of knowledge includes, but is not limited to, development and operation of quality control systems, application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, use of metrology and statistical methods, understanding of human factors and motivation, quality cost concepts and techniques, and the ability to develop and administer management information systems and audit quality systems.

Target Audience

The program is designed for professionals in the field of quality engineering, including those involved in the development and operation of quality control systems, testing and inspection procedures, and quality improvement initiatives.


Candidates must have eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge. At least three years of this experience must be in a decision-making position. Relevant experience from ASQ certifications such as quality auditor, reliability engineer, supplier quality professional, software quality engineer, or quality manager can be applied towards this requirement. Education can waive part of the experience requirement: one year for a diploma from a technical or trade school, two years for an associate degree, four years for a bachelor's degree, and five years for a master's or doctorate

Course Content                     

I. Management and Leadership (17 Questions)

  • Quality Philosophies and Foundations
  • The Quality Management System (QMS)
  • ASQ Code of Ethics for Professional Conduct
  • Leadership Principles and Techniques
  • Facilitation Principles and Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Supplier Management
  • Barriers to Quality Improvement

II. The Quality System (18 Questions)

  • Elements of the Quality System
  • Documentation of the Quality System
  • Quality Standards and Other Guidelines
  • Quality Audits
  • Cost of Quality (COQ)
  • Quality Training

III. Product, Process, and Service Design (21 Questions)

  • Classification of Quality Characteristics
  • Design Inputs, Techniques, and Review
  • Technical Drawings and Specifications
  • Verification and Validation
  • Reliability and Maintainability

IV. Product and Process Control (23 Questions)

  • Methods
  • Material Control
  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Measurement and Test
  • Metrology
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

V. Continuous Improvement (26 Questions)

  • Quality Control Tools
  • Quality Management and Planning Tools
  • Continuous Improvement Methodologies
  • Lean tools
  • Corrective Action
  • Preventive Action

VI. Quantitative Methods and Tools (34 Questions)

  • Collecting and Summarizing Data
  • Quantitative Concepts
  • Probability Distributions
  • Statistical Decision-Making
  • Relationships Between Variables
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Process and Performance Capability
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments

VII. Risk Management (21 Questions)

  • Risk Fundamentals
  • Risk Planning and Assessment
  • Risk Treatment, Control, and Monitoring

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