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The Certified Quality Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of service and product quality evaluation and control. This body of knowledge and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, development and operation of quality control systems, application and analysis of inspection and testing procedures, the ability to use statistical methodology and methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices, facility with quality costing concepts and techniques, and the knowledge and ability to develop and administer management information systems and to audit quality systems to identify and correct deficiencies. ability to develop and administer management information systems and to audit quality systems to identify and correct deficiencies.


The PXS Certified Quality Engineer training program is intended to provide fundamental preparation in quality engineering and to prepare interested individuals to take the American Society for Quality's CQE exam.


Quality engineers, process engineers, continuous improvement managers, quality managers, quality managers, operations managers.


The Certified Quality Engineer preparation program consists of the following contents:

  • Management and Leadership:
    • Quality Principles and Fundamentals
    • Quality Systems Management
    • ASQ Code of Ethics for Quality Professional Conduct.
    • Leadership techniques and principles.
    • Facilitation techniques and principles.
    • Communication skills.
    • Customer relations.
    • Supplier management.
    • Barriers to quality improvement
  • Quality System:
    • Elements of a Quality System.
    • Quality System Documentation.
    • Quality Standards and other guidelines.
    • Quality Audits.
    • Cost of Quality.
    • Quality Training.
  • Product, Process and Service Design:
    • Classification of quality characteristics.
    • Design inputs and review.
    • Technical drawings and their specifications.
    • Verification and Validation.
    • Reliability and maintainability.


  • Process and Product Control:
    • Methods.
    • Material Control.
    • Sampling for acceptance.
    • Measurement and Testing.
    • Metrology.
    • Measurement System Analysis (MSA).
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Quality Control Tools.
    • Quality Management and planning tools. for planning.
    • Methodologies for Continuous Improvement.
    • Lean tools.
    • Corrective Actions.
    • Preventive Actions.
  • Quantitative methods and tools:
    • Data collection and summary.
    • Quantitative concepts.
    • Probability Distributions.
    • Statistics in decision making.
    • Relationships between variables.
    • Statistical Process Control.
    • Process Capability and Performance.
    • Design and analysis of experiments.
    • Risk Management:
    • Risk supervision.
    • Risk assessment.
    • Risk control.


Each candidate is required to pass a written examination consisting of multiple-choice questions that measures understanding of the Body of Knowledge (BoK). The exam consists of 175 questions, of which 160 are graded and 15 are ungraded.


Participants must have eight years of work experience in one or more areas of the Certified Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge.

A minimum of three years of this experience in decision-making positions. "Decision making" is defined as the authority to define, execute or control projects/processes and be accountable for the outcome. This may or may not include management or supervisory positions.

The number of years can be reduced if you have:

  • Technical school diploma or short degree - one year of experience is reduced.
  • Technical career - 2 years of experience is reduced.
  • Bachelor's degree - 4 years of experience is reduced.
  • Master's degree or Ph.D. - 5 years of experience is reduced.
This course awards 8.00 recertifiable units (RU's) applicable to ASQ's Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, CRE, CBA, CQE and CMQ / OE recertifications.

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