Certification summary:
Designed for those who have a comprehensive understanding of software quality development and implementation; have a thorough understanding of software inspection and testing, verification, and validation; and can implement software development and maintenance processes and methods

Initial requirements:
You must have eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Software Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge. A minimum of three years of this experience must be in a decision-making position. If you have a degree, diploma or certificate program beyond high school, you may be able to waive some of the required experience.

You must then pass 1 exam ($390). There is a 3 - 5 hour time limit for the exam, and a passing score of 550 is required. ASQ members save $140 off the exam price. ASQ membership costs $25 - $129 annually.

Continuing requirements:
Must recertify every 3 years either by completing professional activities that qualify for credits or by testing.

Online resources:
There are sample questions and an outline of the CBOK located at this certification's Web page.

Offline resources:
Not Available