The function of a Quality Auditor is to carry out a thorough independent evaluation of the quality or inspection department of any manufacturing or service company. Throughout the evaluation procedure the quality auditor will independently carry out an assessment of the quality control process and systems, and confirm that all the quality control procedures are being carried out correctly, in order to meet the customer's requirements at a minimal quality cost.
In large engineering companies it is not unusual for the customer to have his own team of quality auditors working alongside the auditors employed by engineering company in a process referred to as a product validation, especially when large financial contracts have been placed. In such situations the team will consist of certified quality audit professionals who hold the CQA, (Certified Quality Auditor).
The most common topics and functions associated with any CQA include the following duties.
It is highly recommended that any person involved in quality audit become certified by passing the CQA exam. Listed below are a few tips as to how to get CQA certification.
Nearly all certifications relating to the quality function are carried out under the auspices of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) so the first thing to do is to browse around their relevant website.
To apply for the CQA exam you will have to meet certain basic requirements.
Prior to any application you will need to be in full time paid employment and are required to have a minimum of eight years on the job experience relating to the content of the CQA body of knowledge, (Available on the ASQ/CQA website).
Further, three years of your experience should have involved decision making roles, by which is meant that, you have had the authority to not only define and control projects and processes but be responsible for the result of such quality programs.
However if you have gained certification from the ASQ in related quality disciplines (Quality Engineering for example) this will be favorably taken into account when you apply for your CQA. If you hold academic qualifications then time waivers against the 8 year on the job experience are accreditable. A Technical Diploma will earn a 1 year waiver, an Associate degree, a 2 year waiver, Bachelors, a 4 year waiver, and a Masters a 5 year waiver.
You will also be required to meet certain minimum requirements to gain your CQA, a couple of which are defined below, to give you an idea, though the list is not complete by any means.
The next step in the CQA certification process is to sit the written exam which is held twice yearly in June and December, consisting of multiple choice questions spread over a five hour period, all based on the content of the CQA body of knowledge.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get the products after purchase?
All products are available for download immediately from your Member's Area. Once you have made the payment, you will be transferred to Member's Area where you can login and download the products you have purchased to your computer.
How long can I use my product? Will it be valid forever?
Test-King products have a validity of 90 days from the date of purchase. This means that any updates to the products, including but not limited to new questions, or updates and changes by our editing team, will be automatically downloaded on to computer to make sure that you get latest exam prep materials during those 90 days.
Can I renew my product if when it's expired?
Yes, when the 90 days of your product validity are over, you have the option of renewing your expired products with a 30% discount. This can be done in your Member's Area.
Please note that you will not be able to use the product after it has expired if you don't renew it.
How often are the questions updated?
We always try to provide the latest pool of questions, Updates in the questions depend on the changes in actual pool of questions by different vendors. As soon as we know about the change in the exam question pool we try our best to update the products as fast as possible.
How many computers I can download Test-King software on?
You can download the Test-King products on the maximum number of 2 (two) computers or devices. If you need to use the software on more than two machines, you can purchase this option separately. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to use more than 5 (five) computers.
What is a PDF Version?
PDF Version is a pdf document of Questions & Answers product. The document file has standart .pdf format, which can be easily read by any pdf reader application like Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, OpenOffice, Google Docs and many others.
Can I purchase PDF Version without the Testing Engine?
PDF Version cannot be purchased separately. It is only available as an add-on to main Question & Answer Testing Engine product.
What operating systems are supported by your Testing Engine software?
Our testing engine is supported by Windows. Andriod and IOS software is currently under development.
Experience Test-King ASQ CQA exam Q&A testing engine for yourself.
Simply submit your e-mail address below to get started with our interactive software demo of your ASQ CQA exam.
This is a ONE TIME OFFER. You will never see this Again
Enter Your Email Address to Receive Your 20% OFF Discount Code Plus... Our Exclusive Weekly Deals