The Certified Quality Inspector is an inspector who, in support of and under the direction of quality engineers, supervisors, or technicians, can use the proven techniques included in the body of knowledge. Under professional direction, the Quality Inspector evaluates hardware documentation, performs laboratory procedures, inspects products, measures process performance, records data and prepares formal reports.Minimum Expectations of a Certified Quality Inspector
Degrees or diplomas from educational institutions outside the United States must be equivalent to degrees from U.S. educational institutions
Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. The Quality Inspector examination is a one-part, 100-question, four-hour exam and is offered in English. Examinations are conducted at Decibel Nde timely, by international organizations. All examinations are open-book. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants. Please Note: The Body of Knowledge for certification is constantly affected by new technologies, policies and the changing dynamics of manufacturing and service industries. Changed versions of the examination based on the current Body of Knowledge are used at each offering.
Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956)
In addition to the content specifics, the subtext detail also indicated the intended complexity level of the test questions for that topic. These levels are based on the “Levels of Cognition” (from Bloom’s Taxonomy, 1956) and are presented below in rank order, from least complex to most complex.
(Also commonly referred to as recognition, recall, or rote knowledge.) Be able to remember or recognize terminology, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, patterns, sequences, methodologies, principles, etc.
Be able to read and understand descriptions, communications, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc.
Be able to apply ideas, procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc., in job-related situations.
Be able to break down information into its constituent parts and recognize the parts’ relationship to one another and how they are organized; identify sublevel factors or salient data from a complex scenario.
Be able to put parts or elements together in such a way as to show a pattern or structure not clearly there before; identify which data or information from a complex set are appropriate to examine further or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.
Be able to make judgments regarding the value of proposed ideas, solutions, methodologies, etc., by using appropriate criteria or standards to estimate accuracy, effectiveness, economic benefits, etc.