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In its 6th edition, the CQI Primer (Qctober, 2011) contains 580 pages and 400 questions and answers.

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CQI Table of Contents

I. Certification Training Overview

  • CQI Exam
  • ASQ Code of Ethics
  • CQI Body of Knowledge

II. Technical Math

  • Basic Math
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Significant Digits
  • Rounding
  • Algebra
  • Basic Geometry
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Angular Conversions
  • Right Triangles
  • Oblique Triangles
  • Measurement Systems
  • Numeric Conversions
  • Scientific Notation
  • Temperature Conversions
  • Family of Numbers
  • Mathematical Definitions

III. Metrology

  • Common Gages
  • Variable Gages
  • Attribute Gages
  • Transfer Gages
  • Measurement Scales
  • Special Gages
  • Electronic Gaging
  • Automatic Gaging
  • Pneumatic Gaging
  • Gage Selection & Handling
  • Selection Factors
  • Gage Handling & Storage
  • Gage Correlation
  • Surface Plates/Equipment
  • Angle Measurement
  • Specialized Equipment
  • Measuring Mass
  • Measuring Finish
  • Measuring Shape & Profile
  • Optical Equipment
  • Digital Vision Systems
  • CMMS

IV. Calibration

  • Calibration Systems
  • Procedural Standards
  • Physical Standards
  • Equipment Traceability
  • Calibration Environment
  • Out of Calibration Effects
  • Measurement Analysis
  • Measurement Data
  • Measurement Characteristics
  • Measurement Terms
  • R&R Studies

V. Blueprint Reading

  • Blueprint Components
  • Blueprint Lines
  • Tolerances
  • Allowances and Fits
  • Dimensioning
  • Screw Threads
  • Surface Texture
  • GD&T Terminology
  • Datum Planes
  • Virtual & Material Conditions
  • Bonus Tolerancing
  • Blueprint / GD&T Definitions

VI. Sampling

  • Characteristics
  • Sampling Terms
  • OC Curve
  • AOQL
  • Sampling Types
  • Sampling Plan Summaries
  • Use of Major Plans
  • ANSI/ASQ Z1.4
  • Dodge-Romig Tables
  • ANSI/ASQ Z1.9

VII. Inspection & Testing

  • Planning & Procedures
  • Inspection Planning
  • Inspection Errors
  • Product Traceability
  • Nonconforming Material
  • Levels of Severity
  • Testing Methods
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Destructive Testing
  • Functionality Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Testing Terms
  • Test Equipment Software

VIII. Statistical Applications

  • Basic Statistics
  • Central Tendency
  • Dispersion
  • Proportion & Percentages
  • Graphical Displays
  • Normal Distribution
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Data Patterns
  • Control vs Specification Limits
  • Types of Charts
  • Variables Charts
  • Attribute Charts
  • Process Capability

IX. Quality Improvement

  • Quality Concepts
  • Prevention vs Detection
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Cost of Quality
  • Total Quality Management
  • Products vs Process
  • Quality Audits
  • Types of Audits
  • Audit Processes
  • Audit Tools
  • Communication Tools
  • Quality Tools & Techniques
  • Improvement Techniques
  • Resources
  • Environment & Safety
  • Reference Documents
  • Technical Reports
  • Employee Resources

X. Appendix

  • Tables
  • Conversion Chart
  • Index
  • Question Answers

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Sixth Edition Changes

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

CQI Certification Requirements


The Certified Quality Technician is a paraprofessional who, in support of and under the direction of quality engineers or supervisors, analyzes and solves quality problems, prepares inspection plans and instructions, selects sampling plan applications, prepares procedures, trains inspectors, performs audits, analyzes quality costs and other quality data, and applies fundamental statistical methods for process control.

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