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Overview of QC KENTEI


QC KENTEI is a Japanese private QC qualification scheme established by the Japanese Standards Association in 2005. The scheme has grades 1-4 and is aimed at a variety of people, from those who are new to quality control to those who teach it. QC KENTEI is a common and objective measure of employees' QC competence. This scheme is mainly used by companies to train their employees in QC, and the number of examinees is 140,000 per year.


The effects of the introduction of QC KENTEI on companies and schools are as follows .

1. Revitalization of the organization by raising the level of QC
2. Improvement of quality control and problem-solving capabilities
3. Clarification of human resource planning
4. Use of competency assessment criteria for recruitment
5. Use of in-house training

Grades and Exam Eligibility

Grade 1
 Candidates work in QC management or technical departments and require a high level of proficiency and understanding in all areas of quality control.

Grade 2
 Candidates play a leading role in solving quality problems related issues through the application of QC methodology.

Grade 3
 Candidates include those with a basic understanding of QC methodology, members of Kaizen activities and students of industrial universities or colleges.

Grade 4
 Candidates include new recruits, temp staff , high school and university students, and anyone interested in joining a company.

Guide to Grade 4

Guide to Grade 4 of QC KENTEI is available. Please click on the following link to download it.

Guide to Grade 4 of QC KENTEI