Where to find RUs?

Hello. I'm fairly new here - this may be a little premature, but I sit for my CQM/OE exam in just a couple of weeks. I read here that you could start to add credits even before a certificate was awarded. However, I cannot locate any place where RUs were awarded. Is there not a central “RUs claimed” data point within our account system? Is this something we need to keep up with manually? I know I've attended some webinars and would like to go ahead and add these credits if possible - so I'm wondering if I need to go back through my emails for the confirmation.

And if they are NOT listed anywhere within our account status, I wonder why that is.

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So, to follow up with this… in hopes someone will reply, I'm still having some trouble with the recertification journal. Specifically, when I access member gifts I'm not sure how to claim the RUs indicated on that item. For example, if I watch a webcast (that is linked from the member gift description straight to YouTube) then what is the evidence needed to upload? There's no option to include a file path. Does it go under Professional Development? If so, the evidence required there is not available. Evidence required for that is defined as:

Proof of Attendance: Name badge, attendance roster, sign-in sheet, certificate of completion, or travel voucher, PLUS Activity Description: Program guide, outline, description, or schedule verifying dates or number of hours.

But how do you get that from a YouTube video?

I have searched for answers but clear instructions how to claim various types of RUs within several categories and they do not seem to exist. It is very confusing.

Thank you.

Your journal is the best guide to help you build the points you need for recertification. Consider joining your local ASQ leadership committee for credit. Teaching and student credits work as well. Good luck.

@Kimberly Holley If you are watching YouTube videos, claim under category I, Electronic Media (15 min = 0.025 RU, with 3.6 RU max for the recertification period). I create a blank Word document, take a screen shot of the video that shows the length (time), title and any other relevant info, paste it into the Word document, then indicate the date viewed, # of minutes and corresponding RU equivalent. I then upload that document to my recert journal. I have attached a recent example. I've used this technique for 3 online recertifications (2016, 2019 and 2022) and have never had an issue or question…but then again, I usually have well over 18 RUs from Professional Development, Meetings and Employment. You can also document a list of everything you've watched during the recert period with the same information and have your manager or HR sign off.

The only direct ASQ inputs that I know of to your recert journal are your membership credit and conference attendance (I've only done WCQI - not sure if it does the same for other ASQ conferences such as LSS, Quality 4.0 or Division conferences where you register at ASQ).

20220817 - I. Electronic Media - Advanced Quality Auditing.docx