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Our MyASQ Community is dedicated to advancing quality audit knowledge:
  • addressing new hot topics
  • providing discussion forums
  • supporting auditor training and competency
  • building networks
We will be sharing new webinars, conferences, and audit discussion here.  Please start a discussion if you have a question or just want to talk quality auditing.

If you would like to see something specific posted or discussed, please reach out to any of the Community Admins.

Please invite your fellow ASQ members to become active members of our community.

Happy Auditing!!

The next ASQ Audit Division Conference will be held October 4th - 9th, 2022 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Audit Division Leadership
Position Name
Chair Susanne Burke
Chair-Elect George Kiakis
Secretary Susane Gorveatte
Immediate Past Chair/Nominating Chair Billi Jo (BJ) Johnson
Technical Standards Chair John Mascaro
Webinar Chair Angelo Scangas
Publicity Chair Andrew Davison
Social Media Chair Kristen Wagner
Newsletter Editor Olamide (Ola) Okikiolu
Technical Program Chair Glenda West
Social Responsibility Chair Dennis Welch
Quality 4.0 Rep Milt Krivokuca
Arrangements Chair Billi Jo (BJ) Johnson
Treasurer Billi Jo (BJ) Johnson
Education and Training Chair Murray Gonzalez
Membership Chair Siobhan Ashmore
Recertification Chair Jessica Leung
Voice of Customer Chair Santosh Mishra



Join the Audit Division for our January Webinar on Thursday, January 27th from 1 - 2pm EST. Quality in Business Writing: 10 Crushing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them presented by Leslie O'Flahavan Presentation Details: Everyone makes a spelling mistake now and then, and most of us have clicked "send" on an unfinished email. While it's embarrassing to ... more
Posted by Kristen Wagner on Audit Division Dec 21, 2021 6:49 PM CST
The Audit Division's Fall Newsletter Edition is now available and can be found in our Files/Newsletters tab or at the link below. If you are interested in contributing to future editions, please comment below or email our Newsletter Editor, Ola, at olaone01@gmail.com. https://my.asq.org/communities/files/173/9245 more
Posted by Kristen Wagner on Audit Division Dec 8, 2021 4:05 PM CST
December's webinar Adapting to the New Normal - Virtual Business Excellence Assessment presented by Subhrajit Basu is now available. To find the presentation and the link to the recording, please visit Files/Webinars (2021) or go to the link below: https://my.asq.org/communities/files/173/9238 The link to the recording can be found in the ... more
Posted by Kristen Wagner on Audit Division Dec 7, 2021 10:58 AM CST

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Rhonda Goss
How are we going to expand knowledge of the Audit Division when only members can access this site?
Rhonda Goss Jun '19
Hi Rhonda,
Thanks for your question.  At this time it is true that only Audit Division Member may access the Audit ...
Kristen Wagner
Hello! The ASQ Audit Division wants to use the MyASQ platform not only to support continuous improvement and ...
Kristen Wagner Aug '21

I will go first -

My name is Kristen Wagner and I am from Minnesota, AKA the Frigid North.

I started my professional ...

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Betty Leonhard
I'm looking for a few real-world examples of how companies meet this 8.5.6 requirement. What changes would this ...
Betty Leonhard Apr '21
Hi Betty,
At my last job where I worked for a company that designed and built jet engine test systems, we would have 3 ...
That sounds great for 8.3.6 which is design changes.

I'm curious about 8.5.6 which is for production changes.
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    Hello Betty,
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    Jessica Leung
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    Thank you for sharing such an important message about recertification.

    Sheronda Jeffries
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    Richard Tanner
    I am looking for some participation in a Project I am currently developing. I hope this request is appropriate for ...
    Richard Tanner Sep '19
    I would be willing to help out. Send me the details.
    I have now receive all the assistance needed. 

    Though it strange how I received more response on the Quality ...
    Santosh Mishra
    Hello Dear fellow auditors, I wanted to start a thread on the above topic. When would you decide as an auditor that ...
    Santosh Mishra Aug '21

    I would also add that the Audit adds value to the organization.

    Beat Schlumpf
    In Switzerland,   companies conducting audits use the same auditors for years in the same companies. It is a ...
    Beat Schlumpf Jun '19
    Hi Beat Schlumpf, 

    Subject: Batch Record Review, Deviations and Change Control, CAPA Corrective and ...
    Thank you Saima for your request.
    Unfortunately I have no additional information.

    Beste regards

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    In response to your question, I offer the following:

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    Thank you very much John for your reply.

    You are right, but I would like to point out that the standard that specifies the rules for the work of certifying ...

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    What is the Audit Division?
    ASQ’s Audit Division is a team of professionals interested
    in learning more about and advancing auditing as a profession.
    Being a member connects you with a peer network of more
    than 7,000 individuals from around the world. The Audit
    Division provides a venue where people can network with
    people who do similar work and have a common interest
    in performance excellence.

    What is the Membership?
    Through membership in the Audit Division, members can
    share and learn from individuals at leading worldwide
    organizations that are transforming and improving auditing.
    The membership is comprised of people from all levels
    of an organization, CEOs, Presidents, Senior and Middle
    Management, as well as personnel who perform audits and
    assessments of their organizations.