Resources for New Members
Greetings, New Member!
Welcome to the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA)! As an SQA member you are now connected to over 2,000 QA professionals who are dedicated to promoting and advancing the principles and knowledge of quality assurance essential to human, animal and environmental health.
We ask that you to take a moment to review the information and documents below and to become familiar with the SQA website. If you have any questions regarding your new membership, benefits or SQA activities, please do not hesitate to contact SQA Headquarters.
As a member of SQA it is important that you take a moment to read and understand the following documents:
| Have a question or need some assistance?
Contact SQA Headquarters!
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|How do I manage my membership?
To manage your account, log on to the site, then click on the “My Membership” link that will appear in the header at the very top of the page. On the My Membership page, there are links to update your contact information, view your billing history, renew your membership and access various member resources, including a searchable Member Directory!
|How do I join a Specialty Section or Committee?
Network, collaborate and build your knowledge with fellow QA professionals who have special interests similar to yours by joining a Specialty Section or Committee. First, log on to the site, then visit the Specialty Section page or Committees page to learn more about each group. (Links for further details only will appear if you are logged on as a member.) Next, submit the Committee/Specialty Section Application. Please note that membership in an SQA Committee or Specialty Section is open only to SQA members.
|Can I become a member of an SQA Regional Chapter?
Yes you can! We encourage you to connect with QA professionals in your region by becoming a member of a SQA Regional Chapter. View the list of SQA Regional Chapters with links to their website where you can learn about their activities and how to join!
|How do I change my membership type?
SQA offers various types of membership. If you meet the requirements to reclassify to Affiliate or Active membership, we encourage you to submit an application for Reclassification along with your supporting documentation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
|Can SQA help me build my career?
Yes! Log on to the site and visit the SQA Career Center for helpful information including resume tips and examples, interview tips, Ask the Recruiter Q&A and a list of employment opportunities that is updated weekly. You can also partner up with a fellow member as a mentor, mentee or peer through the Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program offers you a chance to receive feedback and encouragement, acquire new knowledge and skills, increase your professional network and more! SQA also manages the Registered Quality Asssurance Professional (RQAP) program. An RQAP designation demonstrates to employers and peers your basic competency in and knowledge of your QA field.
|Does SQA have any upcoming training or events?
Yes! Please see the Events & Education menu to learn more about upcoming SQA Annual Meetings, Quality College trainings and live webinars. As a member you can also access recordings of past webinars, and purchase presentations with synchronized audio recordings from the SQA Annual Meeting Online Library.