American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)


Credential: Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified Calibration Technician (CST) tests, calibrates, maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical and electronic measuring, recording, and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards. Candidates must have five years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Calibration Technician Body of Knowledge. If the candidates have completed a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, part of the five-year experience requirement will be waived. Candidates must pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

600 N Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53203

Phone: (800) 248-1946

Fax: (414) 272-1734
Email: help@asq.org

Candidate must have five years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Calibration Technician Body of Knowledge.

Part of the five-year experience requirement will be waived if the candidate has completed a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, as follows (only one of these waivers may be claimed):

  • Diploma from a technical, military, or trade school—two years waived
  • Associate degree—two years waived
  • Bachelor's degree—two years waived
  • Master's or doctorate—two years waived

 

The Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must meet the minimum expectations for a Certified Quality Technician as set by American Society for Quality (ASQ). Details can be obtained from ASQ website, see the CCT Brochure and the CCT page.

Written Exam

  • General Metrology
    • Base SI Units
    • Derived SI Units
    • SI Multipliers and Conversions
    • Fundamental Constants
    • Common Measurements
    • Traceability Standards and Hierarchy
    • Measurement Standards
    • Substitution of Standards
  • Measurement Systems
    • Measurement Methods
    • Measurement Characteristics
    • Measurement Data Considerations
    • IM&TE Specification Terms and Characteristics
    • Error Sources
    • Measurement Assurance Program (MAP)
  • Calibration Systems
    • Calibration Procedures
    • Standardization and Adjustment Methods
    • Industry Practices and Regulations
    • Environmental Control
    • Calibration Processes for IM&TE
      • Process flow
      • Logistical information
      • Roles and responsibilities
      • Scheduling
    • Validation Processes
    • Records Management
    • Official Reports
  • Measurement Uncertainty and Applied Math
    • Uncertainty Terminology
    • Uncertainty Budget Components
    • Uncertainty Determination and Reporting
    • Technical and Applied Mathematics
      • Scientific and engineering notation
      • English/Metric conversions
      • Ratios
      • Tables, graphs, and plots
      • Rounding, truncation, and significant figures
      • Order of mathematical operations
      • Algebraic equations
      • Angular conversions
  • Quality Systems And Standards
    • Quality Management Systems
      • System components
      • Strategic and tactical processes
    • Quality Control Tools
    • Quality Audits
      • Types of audits such as internal, external, product, and process.
      • Roles and responsibilities of auditor, auditee, and client.
      • Audit components including but not limited to audit plan, audit purpose, and audit standard.
      • Auditing tools such as checklist, and final report.
    • Corrective Action for Nonconformances
      • Nonconformance identification
      • Impact assessment
    • Professional Conduct and Ethics
    • Occupational Safety Requirements
      • Hazards and safety equipment
      • Occupational health and safety
      • Housekeeping
      • Pre- and Post-Calibration Condition
    • Quality Standards and Guides
      • Quality standards and guides such as ISO/IEC 17025-2005, ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006, ISO 9001-2015, GUM (JCGM 100:2008), and VIM (JCGM 200:2012).
      • Accreditation boards, such as those recognized by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation).

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by Prometric. The test centers are located in the U.S.

To find out more, use the following links on the Prometric website:

For more information on the American Society for Quality (ASQ) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CCT certification is renewed every three years by obtaining and documenting 18 recertification units (RUs) in a recertification journal and paying a journal fee or retaking the certification exam at the end of the three-year recertification period and paying an exam fee.

    Additional information can be found on the ASQ website.

  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

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Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

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1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

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10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

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