Professional Recognition Registration criteria Application form

Are your skills recognised?

As someone who is involved in quality management you have the knowledge, the skills and the experience to add significant value to your organisation.

But how can you demonstrate and validate your professional competence to others? It’s easy, with NZOQ Certification.

Your Career, Our Vision

The American Futures Project identified the following behaviours as leading to success for quality professionals:

  • customer orientation and advocacy
  • organisational astuteness
  • influence
  • interpersonal diagnosis ability
  • goal orientation and persistence
  • planning and organisational ability
  • mentoring and collaborating
  • taking initiative
  • professionalism
  • conceptual ability and innovation
  • communication ability
  • self confidence

The days of relying on the employer for professional development is fast disappearing. There are new rules for work. We must be able to work independently in non-traditional workplaces and be responsible for our own careers and skill development, and most importantly ourselves.

Grades of Recognition

The register currently recognises the following three grades:

  • Certified Quality Practitioner (CQP)
  • Certified Quality Manager (CQM)
  • Certified Quality Internal Auditor (CQIA)

NZOQ members from all sectors of business, and the community, are supported to take quality initiatives to learn, share, and grow.

NZOQ supports its members through provision of professional development opportunities, including the Professional Recognition programme, but the ownership of personal and professional development must be with the individual. Opportunities can only become benefits if they are taken.

Code of Ethics

  • To act professionally, accurately and in an unbiased manner.
  • To strive to increase the competence and prestige of quality management.
  • To assist those in my employ or under my supervision in developing their management, professional and quality management skills.
  • Not to represent conflicting or competing interests and to disclose to any client or employer any relationships that may influence my judgement or the exercise of my professional duties.
  • Not to discuss or disclose any information relating to an employer, past employer or client unless required by law or authorised in writing by the affected party.
  • Not to accept any inducement, commission, gift or other benefit from any individual or organisation, in return for making decisions or judgements that may be of advantage to the individual or organisation.
  • Not to intentionally communicate false or misleading information.
  • Not to act in any way that would prejudice the reputation of the NZOQ, the register of Certified Quality Professionals, or the Quality Profession and to co-operate fully with an enquiry in the event of any alleged breach of this code.

Become an NZOQ member

Apply for NZOQ membership to access our wealth of knowledge.

Register for NZOQ training

Register online for one of our highly-regarded training courses.

Log in to iQ member portal

Members can access iQ to download Quality Business and other resources.

Contact NZOQ

NZOQ is the New Zealand association for quality improvement and practice.