CQAs Recognized as RABQSA Provisional Auditors

RABQSA International (RABQSA) and the American Society of Quality (ASQ) have announced that RABQSA will recognize the ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) for immediate certification as an RABQSA certified QMS Provisional Auditor in the Accredited (ISO 17024:2003) QMS Personnel Certification Scheme.

“Having determined that the CQA examination and related criteria meets the knowledge based competency requirements of RABQSA’s accredited QMS Auditor certification, we are extremely proud to offer accredited certification to ASQ’s QAD CQA’s”, said Michael Carmody, CEO of RABQSA. “The increased international recognition and ASQ CQA entry into the ISO-based personnel certification community will provide a firm base on which to further develop the relationship between the American Society for Quality and RABQSA to the benefit of our certified personnel,” said Carmody.

“We are excited at the added value the relationship with RABQSA will create within ASQ and the Quality Audit Division (QAD), said Mark Kempf, Chairman of ASQ QAD. “For a number of years, ASQ has strived to establish international recognition within the ISO conformity assessment framework. With RABQSA now firmly supporting the ASQ CQA program, our potential to achieve enhanced recognition and international acceptance has been realized”, said Kempf.

All ASQ CQAs will be contacted over the next month with information outlining the application process for RABQSA certification. Data exchange between both organizations has enabled RABQSA to streamline its application and evaluation process.

ASQ CQAs certified by RABQSA will be listed on the RABQSA international register of certified auditors and will receive a Certificate and ID Card marked with the logos of RABQSA, the American Society for Quality, and the Accreditation Body.

For further information regarding RABQSA Personnel and Training Certification, and further detail on the ASQ CQA strategic initiative, please contact Ms. Shanya Salamaca at ssalamaca@rabqsa.com or 1-888-722-2440.