The Certified Quality Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. As a CQE, you develop and operate quality control systems, apply and analyze testing and inspection procedures, use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices.
You must have eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge.
If you have completed a degree or diploma, part of the eight-year experience requirement will be waived, as follows
Diploma – one year will be waived.
Associate degree – two years waived.
Bachelor’s degree – four years waived.
Master’s or doctorate – five years waived.
Will have a fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, standards, organizational and team dynamics, customer expectations and satisfaction, supplier relations and performance, leadership, training, interpersonal relationships, improvement systems and professional ethics.
Will have a fundamental understanding of a quality system and its development, documentation and implementation to domestic and international standards or requirements.
Will have a basic understanding of the audit process including types of audits, planning, preparation, execution, reporting results and follow-up.
Will be able to develop and implement quality programs, including tracking, analyzing, reporting and problem solving.
Will be able to plan, control and assure product and process quality in accordance with quality principles, which include planning processes, material control, acceptance sampling and measurement systems.
Will have basic knowledge of reliability, maintainability, and risk management, including key terms and definitions, modeling, systems design, assessment tools and reporting.
Will have a thorough understanding of problem-solving and quality improvement tools and techniques. This includes knowledge of management and planning tools, quality tools, preventive and corrective actions, and how to overcome barriers to quality improvements.
Will be able to acquire and analyze data using appropriate standard quantitative methods across a spectrum of business environments to facilitate process analysis and improvements.