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Course SummaryGet ready for the Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) exam with this comprehensive test preparation course. You can set your own studying schedule, and the course's short lessons and quizzes help you review all of the auditing topics that you'll encounter on the exam.
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About This Course
This comprehensive test preparation course is designed to get you fully prepared for the Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) examination. Taught by expert instructors, this course provides short lessons and practice quizzes that cover all of the information you'll be expected to know. We've aligned the course with the following topics that appear on the exam:
- The fundamentals of quality auditing
- Preparing, planning and performing audits
- Audit reporting, follow-up and closure
- Auditor roles and competencies
- Program management in auditing
- The financial and business impact of audits
- Problem-solving, quality and risk management tools
- Techniques for process improvement
- Basic statistics concepts
- The foundations of process variation
- Sampling methods
About the Exam
This exam is intended for individuals who are pursuing the Certified Quality Auditor credential. It assesses candidates on the CQA Body of Knowledge, which includes auditing fundamentals, the auditing process, auditor competencies, audit program management/business applications and quality tools/techniques.
The computer-based CQA exam consists of 165 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in 5 hours and 30 minutes. This format of the test will have 15 unscored questions and 150 scored questions. The paper-and-pencil version of the exam is also five-and-a-half-hours long, but it only contains 150 questions. Test-takers may bring approved reference materials and calculators to the exam, and about 15%-20% of the exam will be focused on auditing case studies.
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Examination Preparation and Registration
We've designed this course with flexibility and convenience in mind. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the course, and its online format allows you to study whenever you have free time. The lessons are typically less than ten minutes in length, which helps you quickly move through the course. Our instructors highlight important auditing terms and explain concepts through memorable illustrative examples. The lessons also come with quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. To help you get comfortable answering the types of questions you'll be asked on the CQA exam, we've included multiple-choice chapter exams and a final course assessment.
There are several prerequisites for the CQA exam. In general, a candidate must have at least 8 years of professional experience in several Body of Knowledge areas. The experience requirement may decrease based on your level of education. Be sure to check the American Society for Quality's official website for the most up-to-date prerequisites. The website allows you to register for the exam online, and there are a handful of testing windows offered per year.
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) examination is developed by the American Society for Quality, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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