While reading the last issue of Testing experience, found a short message: 'Industry Leaders Announce New Software Quality Testing Certification'. QAMP® - Quality Assurance Management Professional. It sets high standards - to a broad theoretical knowledge – which needs to be demonstrated by 3 successfully passed certification examinations – it attests the practical knowledge and project experience of the certified employee. Theoretical and practical knowledge both have to be updated annually.
Upon completion of all three certificates and proof of the two year practical experience, the participant will be certified as iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP).
In case the applicant is not able to submit evidence of practical experience (e.g. graduates) the applicant will receive the status iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP) - Bachelor.
Attached the certification schema, not easy to understand. I suggest visiting their site, www.qamp.org.
My note, it is for professionals, not for beginners. And if you do not have ISTQB advanced or foundation level, forget about it for a while.
What I like the most - it is the the broad view - a few certificates and active participant in quality assurance process. That suggests that employees having it should be really professionals.