Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM PDT
Thursday September 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Matt Berry

Matt Berry, ASQ CQE
Education Coordinator 
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613 
berry.matthewr@gmail.com | 817-304-6212

Marieann Shovlin

Marieann Shovlin
Education Committee Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613 

Michele Harms
Recertification Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613 



C103 - Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) *Online* 

  • This online class provides an overview of Body Of Knowledge with guided self study by the student, review of previous CRE exam questions, hands on-line approach.
  • This classroom allows participants to actively participate by drawing on the virtual whiteboard, asking questions on the mic or webchat, taking polls, sharing desktops, and webcam capability.  Imagine following a lecture, highlighting or circling your problem areas on the virtual whiteboard, or even presenting tough CRE questions to be answered.  You can even e-mail questions to be answered in the next class!
  • If you are unable to make the live class, or want to re-view videos from past sessions, you may do so by clicking any course date in the Course Archive.
  • This course is designed to supplement the knowledge of the individual having met the requirements for certification and is not designed to teach the entire body of knowledge.

  • You must have eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Reliability Engineer Body of Knowledge. 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.  
  • Register for the CRE exam separately at www.asq.org. Introductory courses in Statistics, Statistical analysis, Risk Analysis, FMEA and Reliability are advisable if you have not covered those topics in depth previously.

Instructor Fred Schenkelberg

Fred Schenkelberg  

Instructor Bio

  • Fred is a reliability engineering and management consultant with FMS Reliability, with areas of focus including reliability engineering management, training, and accelerated life testing. Fred is able to bring the experience of over 100 design and maintenance programs to your team. 
  • He manages and writes a weekly tutorial on the http://creprep.wordpress.com. It is a free site for those preparing for the CRE exam or wishing to learn a specific reliability engineering topic. He also manages the LinkedIn CRE Preparation group and encourages you to join the group and take part is the discussion there.
  • He is a lecturer with the University of Maryland teaching a graduate level course on reliability engineering management. He earned a master of science degree in statistics at Stanford University in 1996.  He earned his bachelors degrees in Physics at the United State Military Academy in 1983.  

  • Fred is an active volunteer with a few reliability focused professional organization and most proud of the ASQ Reliability Division Webinar program and the reliability calendar programs. He is an ASQ CRE and CQE.
  • He is spearheading the No MTBF movement and encourages you participation. Previously, he co-founded and built the HP corporate reliability program documenting over $100 million in savings.


Online Course Times

*Note: These online classes will be Archived and you will be able to access them later even if you cannot make it to the Live class session!  This means you may watch them again in case you forget something, miss a class, or can't make it one day.  Saturdays may be scheduled with the instructor for extra sessions or make-up classes, if needed.  

Part 1-16 Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 05 - September 25, 2014 

(3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.)

This class ends prior to the semi-annual ASQ Section testing, where everyone may sign-up through their local Section to take their test.  Be sure to check out the ASQ website to get the early-bird rate before the end of this course!


Course Details

Prerequisites: Please See Above!       
Hardware: A Statistical Calculator capable of regression to class.  Calculators with alpha keyboards or with stored memory are not permitted in the exam. 
You must have access to a computer capable of viewing the online classes which is using Adobe Connect

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Software: N/A
Required Materials: 

- Proof of online Payment 

- Pencil & Paper

- A laptop/tablet if you prefer, with online access to view the webinar

- A calculator without an alpha-numeric keyboard

- If you are an ASQ member, a current-dated ASQ Membership ID

- CRE Primer & CRE Solution Text.  Both are available from the Quality Council of Indiana.  To order please go to:  www.qualitycouncil.com  **Please order at least 2 weeks prior to course to ensure it arrives in time.

Suggested Materials: 

- CRE Electronic Exam CD, is also available on the Quality Council of Indiana website, and similar products are available from The ASQ website under The Quality Press section.

- Also, Practical Reliability Engineering, by Patrick O'Connor, John Wiley & Sons.  www.amazon.com.  

Please order at least 2 weeks prior to course to ensure they arrive in time. 

Learning Method: Lectures, teams, case studies, hands on-line approach
Class Time: 32 hours (Every classes will be available to watch again in the Archive)
Class Size:  100 participants, class is held online
Facilities: This is an online course, you must provide your own capable computer access in order to participate in this class;  you will have the opportunity  to ask detailed questions, participate in virtual whiteboard activities by drawing or highlighting problems and questions, access to polls, chat and microphone q&a, and webcam capability.