This paper is from Session 5J: Education of statistical quality control for industries in Japan
which comes under Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines
Paper 5J3 (Wednesday 11th, 11:00-12:30)
The Quality Management Certificate Examination in Japan
- Hisakazu Shindo (Yamanashi University, Japan)
- Nobuhiko Inaba (Japan QC Examination Center, Japan)
The Quality Management Certificate Examination (Trademark “QM/QC Exam” is abbreviated to “QCE” in this paper) has been conducted by QCE Center established in Japanese Standards Association in 2005 with collaborating Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers in order to certificate knowledge and skill level of quality management. QCE was originally designed for certificating applicants based on four-leveled competency tables accredited by Japanese Society for Quality Control. Later by reviewing the original competency tables, in 2013 semi-highest level was added to reduce the gap between the first and the second levels. This paper reports the overview of QCE including general policy, administration and operation of the examination, illustrative problems which were made according to each level of competency tables and several statistics on QCE.