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Certifications for ASQ CQAs

Achieve More with IRAB QSA

As an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor you’ve demonstrated your knowledge and qualifications as an internal auditor. As your career progresses, what’s the next milestone to reach for?

Whether you’re interested in becoming a third-party auditor, a management system specialist, or a business improvement professional, IRAB-QSA certifications and tools help you demonstrate your competence to a global market.


IRAB-QSA is a part of ASQ, and you may know us by our former name, RABQSA. For close to 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of professionals like you receive global recognition of their knowledge, skills, and personal attributes.

Your CQA certification positions you well to either move into a career as a third-party auditor or to continue your career as a quality professional. In either case, IRAB-QSA has the right certification to help you achieve your goals.

Quality Management System Certification

Our QMS auditor certifications provide international recognition for auditors who conduct quality management system audits using national or international management system standards. They are also a great way to start a career as a third-party auditor. Find out more about our QMS auditor certifications.

Certified Management System Specialist

The Certified Management System Specialist program is suited for professionals who assist with or lead the design, development, implementation, maintenance, or improvement of management systems. On a broader level, the program is suited to individuals working in quality teams and are responsible for implementing or managing a quality management system such as ISO 9001. Find out more about our CMSS certification.

Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditor

IRAB-QSA Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditor certification program provides international recognition for auditors who conduct environmental management system audits. Aligned with ISO 14001:2015, IRAB-QSA EMS Auditor certification can give you assurance that your audits to the revised standard will be accepted globally.
Find out more about our EMS certification here.

Medical Devices Auditor

Aligned with ISO 13485:2016, IRAB-QSA Medical Device Auditor certification program provides international recognition for auditors who conduct medical device audits using national, international management system standards (e.g., ISO 13485:2016), or other management system standards and normative and industry references that are recognized by IRAB-QSA
Find out more about our Medical Devices certification here.

How to Get Started

Because you’re already a CQA, earning IRAB-QSA certification is easy. It’s just a few simple steps. We’ll even waive our normal application fee for you. Click here to submit your contact information. A member of the certification team will set up an appointment to walk you through the process.

Please note Auditor grade is the highest level of certification that can be granted automatically. You may apply for a higher grade of certification, however are required to demonstrate additional requirements to become certified.