About the American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the worldwide leader in the development, promotion, and application of quality and quality technologies for the quality profession and the private sector, for government and academia.

The ASQ’s goals are to:

  • Create a greater awareness of the need for quality
  • Promote research and the development of standards
  • Provide educational opportunities to ensure product and service excellence through improved quality.

ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was founded in 1946. Since that time, membership has grown to over 130,000 members in Canada, South America, Mexico, and the United States.

ASQ has operated in Canada since 1948; today there are 15 sections. We are part of Canada’s quality network including such organizations as the National Quality Institute that operates the annual Canadian Awards of Excellence and SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network).

Thinking about becoming an ASQ member? Here are some of the benefits of an ASQ Membership.

Already a member? Read the ASQ Code of Ethics.