What is the format of the certification exam?

All examinations consist of multiple-choice questions that are carefully designed, reviewed for correctness, and computer-scored. The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence exam also contains two constructed-response (essay) questions. The Master Black Belt certification exam has two assessment components and a performance-based assessment that includes situation-specific materials that candidates will be directed to evaluate and respond to.
The exams take three to five hours, depending on the certification. If you complete your exam early, quietly take your exam booklet, answer sheet and any scratch paper you have to the proctor. You may then leave the exam room.
All exams are given in English. Additionally, ASQ offers translated exams in some countries.