Dakota Schmitt Receives ASQ CQIA Certification


Milwaukee, Wis., — The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Mr. Dakota Schmitt, has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Improvement Associate, or ASQ CQIA.

Dakota is a Validation Engineer with Performance Validation, a 100% employee owned company which provides professional, technical services to the life science industry.  The CQIA certification demonstrates a basic knowledge of quality tools and their uses and are normally involved with quality improvement projects.  Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use “ASQ CQIA” on their business cards and professional correspondence.

“Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment – it’s a formal recognition of
professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field,” said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin. “This distinction represents an investment in ones future and provides a competitive advantage to those who earn ASQ certifications.”

In order to qualify for the Certified Quality Improvement Associate examination, an individual must have two years of work and/or experience.  Certification is awarded based on successfully completing a 110 question examination.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was administered, more than 190,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.

About ASQ
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at ASQ.org.

About Performance Validation

Performance Validation has been serving the life science industries since 1988, and is a nationwide leader in providing validation, commissioning, and quality services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers. With offices and support teams located in Indianapolis, IN, Kalamazoo, MI, Kankakee, IL and Kansas City, KS we have the ability to provide both local and national support. Please see perfval.com for more information.

Congratulations Dakota!