There are two ways to recertify:

Recertification Journal: Obtain a minimum of 18 recertification units during your three-year certification period. Document them in your recertification journal.

Examination: Sit for the exam. (Required if your certification expired and is past the six-month grace period.)

To recertify by journal, you can either compile your journal in print or electronic format.

To recertify by journal online, go to  At this location, you can upload your documentation and submit directly to ASQ Headquarters for recertification.

To recertify by journal manually, contact Michael Anthony, Re-certification Chair, at [email protected].   Ensure you are using the current revision of the recertification journal.  Michael will ensure your Recertification Journal is in order before forwarding your request to ASQ Headquarters.

If you wish to synchronize any of your certifications, please send in your recertification journal, with appropriate documentation, to Michael Anthony or to the ASQ recertification coordinator. You will not be able to use the online journal to synchronize.

To learn more about Recertification please go to the ASQ Recertification page.

ASQ requires that you recertify the following certifications every three years to ensure that you maintain the same level of knowledge demonstrated in your first exam.

  • Biomedical Auditor
  • Calibration Technician
  • HACCP Auditor
  • Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
  • Master Black Belt
  • Pharmaceutical GMP Professional
  • Quality Auditor
  • Quality Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • ASQ/DON Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

NOTE: Quality Inspector, Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, Quality Technician, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Six Sigma Yellow Belt are lifetime certifications. They have no recertification requirements.

Retire Your Certification

If you retired from full-time employment, you may wish to also retire your ASQ certification.

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