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.
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.
@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).