ASQ Re-Certification

Certification is a mark of excellence. It demonstrates that the certified individual has the knowledge to ensure the quality of products and services. Certification is an investment in your career and in the future of your employer.

You made the effort to pass the certification exam in the first place - now maintain it by being recertified with ASQ. Maintaining your certification secures the investment you've already made in your career.

To check your current certification information, login to the ASQ certification site. Your certifications will display there. The information will include expiration dates, status of pending certifications, and exam result information for retakes.

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

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


You may apply for recertification up to six months before or after your recertification date. (The six months after your recertification date is a "grace period," so that you can collect your documentation and submit your journal packet along with payment.) Credits collected after your recertification date will apply toward your next recertification application.

You may recertify online or by mail. Click here for more information about requirements and how to submit information for recertification.


You have one year from your recertification date to recertify by exam before your certification(s) will decertify. After the 6-month grace period, you can only recertify by exam .