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Membership in ASQ

Membership in the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is available only through the ASQ headquarters  in Milwaukee. When you join you can then become a member of your local Section which in the Ottawa area is ASQ Canada Ottawa Valley Section 407. Joining a local Section is one of the best ways to learn about quality and to network with like-minded individuals and organizations

Find out about the benefits of membership and how to join – and learn how you may work with fellow-Members to enhance the value of ASQ Canada in our community and at the same time expand your own quality horizons:

How to join – Membership Types

You can apply for membership through any one of these methods:


If you would like to talk to someone before joining, or see how we operate, come to any of our meetings or contact any one of the volunteer members who will be pleased to answer your questions.

There are also the following types of special membership:


  • Organizational, or ‘sustaining’ membership – for those wishing to enroll their entire organizations
  • Specially-discounted membership for Students ( see below)

Note: If you were introduced to the ASQ by a member, please ensure that you include his or her name and member number in the appropriate space on the form.




For only $25 US, a full-time or cooperative student in an accredited college or university can enjoy the benefits of ASQ membership.


Student Membership Benefits

  • A subscription to Quality Progress: This monthly magazine, a $60 value, keeps you current on the latest quality news and techniques, and offers practical advice relevant to all industries.
  • Research tools: Access to ASQ research tools such as the Quality Information Center (QIC) and Quality Infosearch.
  • Networking opportunities: Local section meetings that provide opportunities to network and learn from other professionals by attending presentations and exchanging ideas and experiences.
  • Experience: Opportunities to gain experience and sharpen leadership skills by participating in any of the local ASQ section’s volunteer committees.
  • Assistance with a job search: The ASQ’s partnership with the Monster Board TM allows job searches and on-line resumé submissions through ASQ Net, the organization’s intranet. The ASQ offers its semimonthly job bulletin (Personnel Listing Service) containing a listing of available positions. Through an arrangement with Resume-Link®, ASQ enables you to place your resumé in a database which is searched by organizations looking for candidates with specific skills. All of these career services are available free of charge to members.
  • Scholarships: The Richard A. Freund International Scholarship that awards $5000 annually to a student pursuing an advanced degree in the area of quality. Right-click here to download a description of this scholarship and an application form.
  • Money-back guarantee: Members not 100% satisfied with their membership experience will receive their money back.

ASQ Canada’s Ottawa Valley Section will assist students in making applications.

Please contact the Section Student Coordinator.


Enrollment as a student member can be done in several ways:

Whichever enrollment method is used, remember to specify Section  #407, Ottawa Valley.