I am looking to take my first ASQ certification exam. I am currently in a quality systems role (a little less than 2 years). I had two questions that I would appreciate insight into.
1) I had 3.5 years of experience in Quality Control, were I did work with deviations, change controls, and CAPAs. Would this could as work experience for either auditing certifications?
2)As someone looking to get into auditing of CMOs and suppliers in the pharmaceutical industry, would you recommend the Biomedical Auditor Certification or the Certified Quality Auditor?
Any insights would be very appreciated as someone just getting into ASQ.
As far as the first, work experience, the requirements in the CQA is 8 years in at least one area in the BoK. You have 5.5. Not sure if you qualify as decision making yet (depends on your organization). The Biomedical Auditor only requires 5 years.