CQE Exam FAQHey There,

I frequently get asked questions about the CQE Exam, Application Process, Etc, and I wanted to put together some information that you can refer back too.

If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, please use the contact form and I’ll do my best to respond as soon as I can.

 General CQE Questions

  • What are the costs associated with Certification?
  • Do CQE’s actually get paid more?
  • How long has the certification existed?
  • What Industries to CQE Work In?
  • What Do CQE’s Actually do?

CQE Application Application Process

  • How do I apply to take the CQE Exam?
  • Is there a deadline for my application?
  • How will I know my application has been accepted?
  • Are there any specific requirements in the application process?
  • What does the ASQ consider to be a Decision Making Position?
  • Does my Degree have to be in an engineering related field?

 CQE Exam Questions

I’ve created a whole page dedicated only to questions related to the CQE Exam, a list of those questions is below, check it out!

  • What is the CQE exam?
  • What’s the Exam format?
  • What’s the best way to study for the exam?
  • How long do I have to take the exam?
  • Where is the CQE exam held?
  • Can I bring anything to the exam?
  • How often do they schedule exams?
  • What do you have to do to take the CQE exam?
  • What is the experience of taking the test like?
  • Can I retake the exam?

Re-Certification Process

I want to address a few of the common re-certification questions that I get. A few are below.

  • How Do I recertify?
  • How long is the certification good for & what is the recertification Grace Period?
  • What’s the easiest way to get Recertification Units?
  • How Do I know if a Conference, Training, Course, Webinar, or Podcast Qualify for RU Credits?
  • How do I know if my Job Qualifies for RU Credits?
  • Who do I turn my Recertification Journal Into?


I also wanted to include a link to the ASQ FAQ page in case you had additional questions.

The answers in these FAQ pages are very general and don’t all necessarily related to the CQE exam.

I did my best to review all this information and filter it for CQE relevance.

 Like I said above, if you have a question that wasn’t covered here, please feel free to contact me!

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Thanks and good luck!