Here are the requirements and exam specifics for a Reliability Engineer. If you already know that this is the certification you want to pursue, move on to exam preparation.
Minimum Expectations for a Certified Reliability Engineer - 2008
Education and/or Experience
Work experience must be in a full time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied towards the work experience requirement.
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. Compare the old and new BOKs (PDF, 321 KB). A minimum of three years of this experience must be in a decision-making position. ("Decision-making" is defined as the authority to define, execute, or control projects/processes and to be responsible for the outcome. This may or may not include management or supervisory positions.).
If you are now or were previously certified by ASQ as a Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Software Quality Engineer, or Quality Manager, experience used to qualify for certification in these fields often applies to certification as a Reliability Engineer.
If you have completed a degree* from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, part of the eight-year experience requirement will be waived, as follows (only one of these waivers may be claimed):
*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 Reliability Engineer examination is a one-part, 150-question, four-hour exam and is offered in English.
Examinations are conducted twice a year, in March and October, by local ASQ sections and 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 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.
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