Singapore Quality Institute (SQI), previously known as Singapore Quality & Reliability Association (SQRA) was formed in 1971 under the encouragement of the then Minister for Finance, Mr Hon Sui Sen, who got together a group of people led by Dr Lee Kum Tatt, past chairman of SISIR, to set up SQRA.
After making substantial progress over 17 years, in January 1988, an Ad-Hoc Committee was formed to look into the possibilities of constitutional change to turn the Association into a professional Institute. The members during the Extraordinary General Meeting on 24 February 1989 approved the proposed constitutional change. On 5 July 1989, the Registry of Society approved the change of name from SQRA to SQI as well as the changes in the Constitution to reflect the new professional image.
SQI operates as a non-profit professional Institute, which promotes and advances excellence in the field of quality in Singapore, and actively champion quality initiatives in the region and worldwide through networking and collaboration with other international quality organizations. The Institute is a World Partner of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Board Member of the Asian Network for Quality (ANQ).
Our MissionTo be the World Class Leader for Advancing, Learning and Sharing Knowledge on Quality and Its Best Practices.
- To provide recognition to members associated with quality as a specialised profession.
- To enhance the field of quality and promote nationally an appreciation of quality and its importance.
- To enhance the welfare of its members and other quality professionals.
- To provide the sharing of information and knowledge concerning quality among individuals and organizations.
- To be a central source of information regarding quality.
- To provide the means, especially training and education, necessary and incidental to achieving its objectives.
Formation of Singapore Quality & Reliability Association (SQRA)
Change of name to Singapore Quality Institute (SQI)
Organized symposium SQI SPA
Formation of SQI International
World Partner of American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Board Member of Asian Network for Quality (ANQ)
Approved training Provider for CQI & IRCA
Became associated with WACQ
2014 & 2006
Organized international conferences ANQ
Opening of new SQI Office
SQI is celebrating 50th Anniversary
Code of Conduct
Every member shall strive to adhere to the following codes of conduct:
SQI International Pte Ltd (SQI International) is a subsidiary of SQI formed in 2001.
SQI International is an established and well sought-after training and professional development institute that provides high-quality courses in the area of quality management system, standards and business efficiency for the public as well as business corporations. SQI International also offers consultancy services in these said areas for organisations and companies that wish to maintain or even enhance their systems and operational processes.
Being a subsidiary of the SQI, SQI International aims to raise the quality, productivity and standards of organisations, both local and abroad, ensuring that business efficiency, systems and operations remain at an optimal level. Amidst the emerging world of change and uncertainty, Quality Professionals across the globe continue to play a critical role which SQI International actively supports via its approved training programmes, consultancy services and events. SQI International aspires to be at the forefront in quality movement recognised in Singapore and regions afar.
As a testament to being a high-quality training and professional development service provider, SQI International is presently an approved training provider for CQI & IRCA. SQI International also offers joint-programmes with American Society of Quality (ASQ) on Lean Six Sigma courses.