Earning RUs

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Earning RUs

Posted by Joe Wojniak on Oct 15, 2018 9:35 pm

Staying employed is by far the best way to earn RUs. (Amazing, but true!)  Attending Section meetings is another opportunity, the monthly meetings add up over the 3 year re-certification period.  Training, seminars, and webinars all earn RUs or fractions of RUs.  As more content is available and delivered over the internet, how do you document this training?  Do you document it directly yourself or does the provider of the content document this?  I think that either is probably acceptable (you document your completion or the provider gives you a certificate, etc.)
RU *are you* one of the lucky ones recertifying in December 2018?  Have you started your Recertification Journal bookkeeping but are coming up short?  Here are online video courses to try:


Can you count reading as training?  There's an e-book you could read--

I think that if you are trying and get creative with what you do and how you document what you do, you can recertify by the 12/31/2018 recertification date (note that there is a grace period, but don't procrastinate!!)
Joe Wojniak ASQ CMQ/OE, CQE

Re: Earning RUs

Posted by Amanda Foster on Oct 16, 2018 6:17 am

I have never had trouble accumulating the required RUs. Staying employed is definitely the biggest chunk. Being an ITEA judge also helps me quickly earn them, especially if I am both a prelim and final round judge. Attending conferences and reviewing abstracts for the WCQI are also ways I have earned them. In fact, if you review conference abstracts you are given complimentary WCQI registration, reviewing and attending both earn RUs, so it's double the benefit!

For all of these aforementioned areas I receive documentation from someone else. I have attended a lot of webinars for RUs as well. For many of these I have received documentation, but for others I have to keep the documentation myself. Most of them send "thank you for participating" emails at least, so I use those. The Blue Ridge ASQ section has multiple webinar offerings each month, and they send RU certificates each month for what you attended the previous. So far I have been able to achieve RU with minimal out-of-pocket expenses which is good because I don't have a lot of money available to fund my recertification.
Amanda Foster, ASQ CQA

Re: Earning RUs

Posted by Trish Borzon on Oct 16, 2018 9:27 am

You also earn RU's for your ASQ membership now (0.5 per year).   And don't forget about your Monthly Member Gift - about 4 per gift.   

Re: Earning RUs

Posted by Daniel Zrymiak on Oct 16, 2018 9:51 am

Here is an idea for ASQ Senior, Fellow, or Honorary members (all other groups are ineligible, so get the cost-free upgrade to Senior as soon as you are able).

1. Get your Senior membership.  If you have been a Full Member for 1 year, have over 10 years in the Quality profession, and want to renew your ASQ certification, get your ASQ upgrade today.  Call 1-800-248-1946.
2. After WCQI, be alert for the Call For Reviewers. Submit your application to be a reviewer.  This is not an entitlement, but awarded based on matching needs with capabilities.
3. Review your assigned abstracts and submit your scores. Each year you do this is worth 1.5 RU for Committee Involvement.
4. Attend WCQI with the reviewer promo code (complimentary registration).  Your reward for attending WCQI is 1RU per day or 3 RU for the conference for Professional Development.
5. Moderate sessions at WCQI.  Each session moderated is worth 0.5 RU; typical workload is 3 sessions, resulting in 1.5 RU per conference for Presentations and Publications.
6. if during WCQI you also attend any events like ITAG, Community Leadership Institute sessions, or Division meetings, those are also worth additional RU for Meetings

Attending the ASQ conferences (LSS, WCQI, etc.) will definitely fast-track your RU accumulation, in a very enjoyable and fulfilling manner.


Re: Earning RUs

Posted by Dan Burrows on Oct 18, 2018 8:20 am

Serving in an elected or appointed Division or Section Member Leader is also a good way to earn RUs not to mention that being a Member Leader is a rewarding experience and is an important criteria to become ASQ Fellow.

Dan Burrows ASQ Reliability & Risk Division - Chair

Re: Earning RUs

Posted by Dan Burrows on Oct 18, 2018 8:23 am

For training RU credits, you can view the webinars that the ASQ Reliability & Risk Division has recorded on our Vimeo channel

Just capture the screen shot that you viewed it for your training documentation.

Dan Burrows ASQ Reliability & Risk Division - Chair