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Each certification candidate is required to pass an examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge as well as two constructed response (essay) questions. Computer Delivered - The CQPA examination is a one-part, 110 – multiple choice question, four-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. 100 multiple choice questions are scored and 10 are unscored. Paper and pencil exams are offered at some ASQ events (symposiums) and consists of one part, 100- multiple choice questions, for your exam and is offered in English only. All examinations are open book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials.
Each certification candidate is required to pass an examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. Computer Delivered – The Certified Quality Process Analyst examination is a one-part, 110 – multiple choice question, four-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. 100 multiple choice questions are scored and 10 are unscored. Paper and pencil exams are offered at some ASQ events (symposiums) and consists of one part, 100- multiple choice questions, for your exam and is offered in English only. All examinations are open book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials.
4 ½ hours for the electronic exam and 4 hours for the paper and pencil exam. Paper and pencil exams are usually taken at ASQ events such as their annual symposiums.
The electronic exams are offered at PROMETRIC facilities located around the world. To find a PROMETRIC site near you go to:
I would recommend it. You can take the exam without becoming a member of ASQ however it is more expensive to take the exam as a non-member. The cost of taking the exam as an ASQ member is $348 and the cost as a non-member is $498 (save $150). The cost of joining ASQ (Associate Member) is approximately $100.
Apply for membership in ASQ here.
Apply for your Certified Quality Process Analyst application directly on ASQ’s website here.
The cost of taking the ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst exam as an ASQ member is $418 and the cost as a non-member is $568 (save $150 if you are a member). The cost of joining ASQ (Associate Member) is approximately $100.
$159 for full membership and $99 for associate membership. You only need to be an associate member to take the ASQ exam.
I would suggest you get started with the application earlier than later. Students that get everything planned out and set up tend to be better because they now have deadlines they are working toward. For the average working student I would schedule the exam for four months out from the date you start the class.
To see the CQPA BOK go to the home page and choose the BOK option.
The pass percentage varies from one exam to another. ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst students all have the potential to take a different exam from one another. I always tell my students if you can get an 80% you will pass, I have always found this to be true. In reality the percentage is somewhere below 80% but fairly close to that standard. ASQ will only show you the test results if you fail the exam. Those that pass the exam are only told they passed but will not be given the percentage they achieved. Panels of experts examine every certification exam to ensure that the grading process provides an accurate assessment of a candidate's proficiency. The experts establish the passing score for an exam and also use statistical analysis to make sure that different versions of an exam are equally challenging. ASQ certification exams use a "cut-score" process. You need a score of 550 points out of a possible 750 to be certified.
The CQPA is a lifetime certification. No recertification is needed.
The need for a work force proficient in the principles and practices of quality control is a central concern of many companies. Certification is a mark of excellence. It demonstrates that the certified individual has the knowledge to assure quality of products and services. Certification is an investment in your career and in the future of your employer. One of my students was recently looking for a new job without success. This student decided to get the The Certified Quality Process Analyst is a lifetime certification. No recertification is needed. certification and after successfully taking the exam posted it on his resume and the next day got three calls for interviews and got several offers from those interviews. The CQPA cert is highly respected within industry.
Candidates must have two years of work experience, or an associate degree or two years of equivalent higher education. Work experience must relate to one or more areas of the CQPA Body of Knowledge.
I recommend the TI-30XA. This calculator will offer everything you need to pass the certification exam. I will also teach you how to use this calculator though out the instructional material. All computer-based exams feature a basic scientific calculator on-screen in the exam. Prometric Test Center Administrators can provide you with a hand-held basic calculator upon request. With the introduction of tablets and palmtop computers and the increasing sophistication of scientific calculators, ASQ has become increasingly aware of the need to limit the types of calculators permitted for use during the examinations. Any silent, hand-held, battery-operated calculator with no programmable memory will be permitted. Programmable calculators tend to have graphing capabilities, the ability to store text/alphanumeric data by the input of the user, and a function (fn, F1, F2, etc.) button. Calculators such as the Texas Instruments TI-89 or similar are absolutely not allowed because they are programmable. The examination is written so that a simple calculator will be sufficient to perform all calculations. Examinees are allowed to have a backup calculator if necessary.
Upon completion of the computer-based examination, you will receive a printed copy of your test results. In addition to the overall pass/fail status, important diagnostic information on your performance is provided to candidates who fail the examination. This information provides specific guidance to failing candidates.