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In its 10th edition, released May 1, 2015 the CQE Primer contains 882 pages and 400 questions and answers.
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CQE Table of Contents

I Certification Overview


II Management & Leadership

  • Quality Foundations
  • Continuous Improvement Foundations
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Deployment
  • Stakeholders
  • Benchmarking
  • Project Management
  • Quality Information Systems

ASQ code of ethics

  • Leadership Principles
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Supplier Management
  • Barriers To Quality Improvement
  • References

III Quality Systems

  • Quality Systems Elements
  • Quality System Documentation
  • Quality Standards & Guidelines
  • Industry Standards
  • BNQP
  • Quality Audits
  • Audit Types
  • Audit Responsabilities
  • Cost of Quality
  • Quality Cost Categories
  • Quality Cost Bases
  • Quality Training
  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Training Effectiveness
  • References


  • Quality Characteristics
  • Design Inputs & Review
  • Technical Drawings
  • Design Verification
  • Eliability and Maintainability
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • R&M Indices
  • Raliability Models
  • Hazard Assessment Tools
  • References

V Product & Process Control

  • Methods
  • Control Plans
  • Material Contol
  • Material Identification
  • Material Segragation
  • Material Classification
  • MRB
  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Sampling CONCEPTS
  • Sampling Standards
  • Sampling Integrity


  • Measurement Tools
  • Definitions
  • Destructive Tests
  • Nondestructive Tests
  • Metrology
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • References

VII Continuous Improvement

  • Quality Control Tools
  • Management & Planning Tools
  • Improvement METHODOLOGIES
  • PDCA
  • Six Sigma
  • TQM
  • Kaizen
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Lean Tools
  • Corrective & Preventive Actions
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Mistake Proofing
  • References


  • Collecting Data
  • Types of Data
  • Measurement Scales
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Data Accuracy
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Graphical Relationships
  • Quatitative Concepts
  • Statistical Conclusions
  • Probability Terms
  • Probability Distributions
  • Continuous Distributions
  • Discrete Distributions
  • References

IX Statistical Tools

  • Statistical PROCESS CONTROL
  • Objetives
  • Common vs. Special Causes
  • Rational Subgrouping
  • Control Charts
  • Control Chart Analysis
  • Pre-control Charts
  • Short-Run SPC
  • Capability
  • Capability Studies
  • Performance vs. Specifications
  • Capability Indices
  • Performance Indices
  • References

X Statistical Applications

  • Point Estimates
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Paired-Comparison Tests
  • Goodness-of-Fit Tests
  • Contingency Tables
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Relationships Between Variables
  • Linear Regression
  • Simple Linear Correlation
  • Time-Series Analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Terminology
  • Planning Experiments
  • Block Experiments
  • Full-Factorial Experiments
  • Fractional Factorials
  • Other Designs
  • References

XI Risk Management

  • Risk Oversight
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Control
  • References

XII Appendix / Index

  • Answers

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The following information is provided by the American Society for Quality (ASQ):

CQE Certification Requirements


The Certified Quality Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. This body of knowledge and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, development and operation of quality control systems, application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, the ability to use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices, an understanding of human factors and motivation, facility with quality cost concepts and techniques, and the knowledge and ability to develop and administer management information systems and to audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

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