What is the American Society for Quality (ASQ)

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a Knowledge-based membership organization for quality professionals and related professions.

By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, ASQ has become the community for everyone who seeks quality technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.

ASQ was founded in 1946 and has been regarded as the premiere resource for quality information for 60 years.  Virtually every significant initiative of U.S. quality assurance movement can be traced to ASQ or its members.  ASQ is a global organization with 254 sections throughout North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) and 26 industry- and function-related technical groups (Forums and Divisions)

The goal of ASQ is to be stewards of the quality profession by providing member value, and to be stewards of the quality movement by providing increased society value from ASQ activities. ASQ provides Knowledge and Information leadership, online in the Knowledge Center; in print the world’s largest publisher of quality-related books, journals, and standards.

ASQ is diligent about quality and its future.  Periodic futuring studies give ASQ insight into future of quality in the pursuit of quality that will become more innovative, flexible, and quick to implement effective solutions driving business results and reflecting customer desires.  Quality control professionals can’t be passive and must develop understanding of business, technical and statistical skills.

ASQ provides valuable products and services to its members.  Some of these include:
  • Gain new skills and upgrade proficiency
  • Source of professional and personal pride
  • Investment in career
  • Mark of technical excellence
  • Current with emerging technologies
  • Knowledgeable employees that are able to assure product/service quality
  • Investment in Company’s future
  • Perfect and share new techniques in the workplace
  • Discriminator in the marketplace

Member Benefits

Members of ASQ receive benefits including:


  • Member rates on ASQ certification, educational products, and services
  • Career services
  • Free or reduced rates on ASQ Library research
  • Professional QA Certifications
  • Publications
  • Education & Training
  • Information & Research
For more information on becoming an ASQ member, visit the ASQ Headquarters website.