Last Update: 31 Dec 2018
HKSQ Certified Professionals

Certified Quality Manager CQM (HKSQ) Registration

Who are eligible

Individuals who have fulfilled HKSQ requirements stated herein, and are members of HKSQ in good standing, are eligible to apply for registration.

On approval of the registration, a certificate will be issued to applicant and the registration needs to be re-certified on a tri-annual basis.


How to be certified

(1)       HKSQ Membership

The applicant must be an individual member of HKSQ in good standing when he/she applies for certification registration.

Student members cannot apply for certification registration.


(2)       Work Experience Requirements

Quality professional with at least four years on-the-job experience in one or more areas of Certified Quality Manager Body of Knowledge, in which at least a minimum of two years of this experience must be in a decision-making position.

For individuals without evidence to support on-the-job experience, exemption from the professional experience requirement should be approved by HKSQ prior to the application of Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ).

Professional Experience exemption application form:






(3)       Education / Other Professional Recognition

Any one of the options - (A) to (E) - isted below:

(A)       Successful completion of the Certified Quality Manager Course offered by HKSQ

Individuals who had, in previous 2 years, attended the Certified Quality Manager training course organized or co-organized by HKSQ and passed the examination, and have the requisite work experience specified in Section 2 above, can apply for registration as Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ).

(B)       Having passed the HKSQ Certified Quality Manager Examination

Individuals who had, in previous 2 years, passed the HKSQ Certified Quality Manager Examination, and have the requisite work experience specified in Section 2 above, can apply for registration as Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ).

HKSQ Certified Quality Manager Examination Application Form:





(C)       Successful completion of an accredited university program

Individuals who had, in previous 2 years, successfully completed a university program in the quality discipline which is accredited by HKSQ's Accreditation Board, and have the requisite work experience specified in Section 2 above, can apply for registration as Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ).

For accredited courses, please click here.

(D)       With approved Individual assessment of academic qualification

Individuals who had applied for individual assessment of academic qualification and approved by HKSQ in previous 2 years, and have the requisite work experience specified in Section 2 above, can apply for registration as Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ).





(E)       Holder of ASQ CMQ/OE

Individuals who are holders of ASQ CMQ/OE that will not expire in the next six months can apply for registration as Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ).


A HKSQ Certificate will be awarded to each successful applicant who will be automatically registered for 3 years as Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ), or CQM (HKSQ) in abbreviation. The names of registered CQM (HKSQ) will be listed on HKSQ's website provided that their HKSQ membership remain in good standing.


Application Form






How to be re-certified

Certified Quality Manager (HKSQ) whose registration will expire in 6 months' time can apply for re-certification. In order to be re-certified, such applicants must (1) accumulate 12 continuing professional development (CPD) units in the past 3 years, and (2) be members of the Society for the past 3 years.

            Information on continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for re-certification.





            Application Form for Re-certification.





            CPD Log Sheet





A CQM (HKSQ) who is not re-certified 6 months after the expiration date of the registration will be de-registered. Applications for reinstatement of the qualification are regarded as new applications for registration.


Benefits

HKSQ members registered as Certified Quality Manager under this scheme will be listed on HKSQ's website.


Fees

The fees for certification and re-certification are subject to review by HKSQ from time to time.

(A) Certification Examination Fee

      HKD 1500

      HKSQ Certified Quality Manager Examination Application Form:

     
     

(B) Certification Fee

  • Those who had, in previous 2 years, attended the Certified Quality Manager training course organized or co-organized by HKSQ and passed the examination, or passed the HKSQ CQM Certification Examination - free of charge

  • Others - HKD 900 per application

    (C) Re-certification Fee

          HKD 600 per application


    Books to help you prepare for the Certified Quality Manager Examination:

  • The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Handbook, 4th Edition, 2013, ASQ Quality Press

  • Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Primer, 7th edition, 2013, Quality Council of Indiana




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