ASQ® CSQP Body of Knowledge 2023 – What is New?

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The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has updated the body of knowledge for its Certified Supplier Quality professional (CSQP) certification effective from September 2023.

You can view item by item comparison with the 2016 version of the body of knowledge in the following document.

Body of Knowledge Map 2023

The below table compares the number of questions in the exam from each section in 2016 and 2023 version of the ASQ CSQP Body of Knowledge.

Section

Title

2016 Body of Knowledge

2023 Body of Knowledge

Change

1

Management and Leadership

18

17

-1

2

The Quality System

14

19

+5

3

Supplier Selection and Part Qualification

30

27

-3

4

Supplier Performance Monitoring and Improvement

30

29

-1

5

Supplier Quality Management

30

26

-4

6

Relationship Management

14

16

+2

7

Business Governance, Ethics, and Compliance

10

13

+3

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  • Overview of Changes

    Please note that the changes in the Body of Knowledge and NOT SIGNIFICANT. It mostly remains the same as the 2016 version with some minor changes and additions.

    New Sub-topic Additions:

    Here is the list of key changes:

    Section 1: Management and Leadership

    Three new subtopics were added to this section:

    Section 2: Risk Management

    One new subtopic has been added to this section:

    • Supplier Risk Identification and Categorization (II.A.4)

    Section 3, 4, 5 and 6

    No new subtopic has been added

    Section 7: Business Governance, Ethics, and Compliance

    One new subtopic has been added to this section:


    Posted on July 17, 2023 by  Quality Gurus


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