Quality Education Opportunities

Earn Recertification Units (RUs = 0.01 per hour of instruction) or study for ASQ certification exams. 

Group Study Sessions 

We encourage all members to join our Section 1508 LinkedIn Group and organize study sessions prior to certification exams. 

Section hosted group study sessions are frequently scheduled prior to certification exams. Registration details will be sent to members and posted via Facebook and LinkedIn.  A minimum number of attendees is required. 

The 2015 Study Sessions are scheduled for May 23rd and September 26th from 8am to 12pm at HSN in St. Petersburg, FL. Members will be contacted when registration is available. The cost for the Study Sessions is $30 per person. 


Local & Online Opportunities


APICS (Professional Association for Supply Chain & Operations Management)



ASQ (Virtual & Classroom Training)



Gemba Academy (Online Lean/Six Sigma)



Hillsborough Community College - HCC Institute for Corporate & Continuing Education

Check scheduling information online. We will also post updates to the ASQ 1508 LinkedIn Group and Facebook page.  Courses scheduled for February of 2015 include:

Workshops - Saturday from 8am-12pm

February 7th - Quality Tools 

February 21st - Quantitive Methods I

February 28th - Quantitative Methods II

Webinars - Thursday from 2-3pm

February 5th - Leading Teams Effectively 

February 12th - Supply Chain Management

February 19th - Srategic Planning Tools 

For more information, or to register, visit http://www.tampatraining.com.


Khan Academy 

Free education videos ranging from math to humanities.  



Polk State College

Offering CQIA certification review courses and others.


New campus: PSC Clear Springs – just 4 miles East of Bartow on St. Rt. 60.  (The physical address is 310 Technology Drive, Bartow – 33830)


St. Petersburg College (SPC)

Quality Specialty in the AS degree in Engineering Technology


Six Sigma Black Belt


The Six Sigma black Belt certificate provides a four course sequence of classes covering the theory of Six Sigma along with a Six Sigma Project Course. This certificate, intended for the manufacturing and services industries, will build from the concepts of the Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Expert Certificate. The major objectives of Six Sigma methodology include problem solving, strategic improvement, and business transformation. The course offerings of this certificate program will focus on the theory and methods of Six Sigma and concentrates using facts and data to improve customer satisfaction, reduce cycle time, and reduce defects. The courses in this Black Belt certificate are part of the Quality Specialty in the AS degree in Engineering Technology.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt


This Green Belt certificate provides a series of courses that focuses on the concepts, theories, and tools of the Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma as used in the manufacturing and services industries. The program covers the methods used in Lean and Six Sigma such as continuous flow, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), Kaizen, process mapping, the 5S’s, total productive maintenance (TPM), cellular manufacturing, the DMAIC, self-directed work teams, the kanban system, design for manufacturing, and value steam mapping. Throughout industry today there is a significant need of individuals educated in the methods of the concepts and tools of the Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma. The courses in this Green Belt certificate program are part of the Quality Specialty Subplan in the AS degree in Engineering Technology.


University of South Florida (USF) – Continuing Education

Lean Six Sigma – Project Management



Certification Study Materials

ASQ Quality Press


Quality Council Indiana


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