Certified Quality Auditor
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A Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) is a professional who knows the standards and principles associated with auditing and also be capable of using the various techniques in examining, evaluating, and reporting to identify a production system’s strength and weakness in quality control.
Quality audit is a process that involves the systematic identification and examination of a production quality system. The Certified Quality Auditor has to analyze all elements of a quality system and find out about its degree of adherence to the applicable industry criteria.
Each CQA certification candidate needs to pass a written multiple choice examination that measure comprehension of the ASQ BOK (American Society for Quality Body of Knowledge) that covers:
- Auditing fundamentals
- Audit process
- Auditor competencies
- Audit program and business applications
- Quality tools and techniques
The major focus of the CQA exam is on auditing practices.
- http://www.asq.org (Retrieved June 2007)
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