AIAG CQI-9 4th Edition


The new AIAG CQI-9 4th Edition Heat Treat System Assessment now published


Now the time has come, the release of the new AIAG CQI-9 4th Edition was officially announced on 10.06.2020 and can be purchased > Here

Initially only in the format as an E-document, at a later time as a print version and editable Excel audit checklist. We already downloaded and tried the E-document. We recommend waiting for the print version and invite you to a two language (german/english) online presentation on the new CQI-9.


» Significance, Application, Structure and Content of CQI-9 Heat Treatment System Assessment


We from TopQM-Systems are your expert for AIAG CQI:

» Long standing corporate member of AIAG

» Licensed training provider of AIAG

» Member of the CQI-9 HTSA working group AWT technical committee


» Further information about AIAG CQI Standards at


TopQM-Systems CQI Qualification Concept (Online Trainings and Seminars)

Be informed online about the current CQI standards - Always stay up to date!

08-027 // Update CQI 9   4th Edition
08-025 // Update CQI 11  3rd Edition
08-028 // Update CQI 12 3rd Editon
08-026 // Update CQI 15   2nd Edition

Our modular qualification program for AIAG CQI Special Processes

Europe: AIAG CQI Special Processes Modular Training Program (TopQM-Systems incl. VDA License Training  only for Europe)

05-010 // Automotive Webinar: CQI Special Processes (Module 1.0)
01-080 // Internal Auditor for Management Systems according to DIN EN ISO 19011 - Revision 2018 (Module 2.0)
03-015 // Understanding AIAG CQI Self Assessment (Module 3.0) AIAG licensed
03-055 // TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Auditor (Module 4.0)
03-020 // TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Practical Application/Maintenance and Repairs  (Module 5.0)
06-010 // TopQM CQI-Special Processes Workshop / Training Audit (Module  6.0)
06-020 // TopQM CQI-xx Audit / Service Package (Module 7.0)
03-070 // TopQM CQI Special Processes - Refresher for Auditors (Module 8.0)

AIAG CQI Guidelines summerized

03-111 // TopQM Combi CQI-8 / -14 / - 19 for Users

  North America: AIAG CQI Special Processes (TopQM-Systems  only for North America)

05-010 // Automotive Webinar: AIAG CQI Special Processes
01-080 // Internal Auditor for Management Systems according to DIN EN ISO 19011 - Revision 2018
06-010 // AIAG CQI Special Processes TopQM  Workshop/Training Audit
06-020 // TopQM Auditworkshop: AIAG CQI- XX - Service Package SP
03-070 // AIAG CQI Special Processes - TopQM Refresher for Auditors
01-102 // NEW! AIAG CQI-9 TopQM Implementation Heat Treat System Assessment
01-104 // NEW! AIAG CQI-11 / CQI-12 TopQM Implementation Plating and Coating System Assessment
01-106 // NEW! AIAG CQI-15 / CQI-17 TopQM  Implementation Welding and Soldering System Assessment
01-108 // NEW! AIAG CQI-23 / CQI-27 TopQM Implementation Molding (Plastic) and Casting System Assessment

AIAG CQI Guidelines summerized

03-111 // TopQM Combi AIAG CQI-8 / -14 / -19 for Users



AIAG CQI audits for "Special Processes"  - also possible as remote audits

TopQM-Systems has been conducting on-site audits as well as "remote audits" for your location, but also for your suppliers, for several years now. Long-standing qualified and experienced TopQM CQI auditors are available to you on site in Germany and Europe, but also worldwide. Especially in these uncertain times, we are a reliable partner both on site and via remote audit, use our global expert audit team.

» More information about Remote Audits



CQI-Audit Service (in German and English)


We are also happy to carry out CQI audits for you at any time, with our experienced TopQM CQI auditor team in your company, your other locations or at your suppliers worldwide. The audit report is available including the findings, the individual audit questions, the cover page and  the job audit as well as the CQI process tables on request in German or in English as PDF.


TopQM-Systems Global CQI-9 Service

  • We conduct CQI process audits in your company and at your locations
  • We conduct CQI process audits at your external heat treatment suppliers
  • Training as „CQI-9 auditor“ according to the rules of AIAG auditor qualification, incl. seminar documentation, examination and issuing of certificates
  • As an official training partner of AIAG, we offer licensed CQI-training modules (Understanding AIAG CQI Self Assessment) and CQI basic knowledge.
  • Certification support to IATF 16949
  • CQI-FMEA Training (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)


Service & References

TopQM-Systems already conducts AIAG CQI process audits for well-known automotive companies as well as in-house training througout the supply chain. Make use of our special know-how and contact us for your consultation interview or for an individual, detailed service offer at no charge and without obligation.

Examples of TopQM-Systems projects and references for CQI audits and CQI auditor training (extract):

  • Robert Bosch
  • BMW
  • Advaltech
  • Opel
  • SKF
  • Doduco
  • Ejot
  • Kern Liebers
  • GKN
  • IMS Gear
  • Autoliv
  • Lear
  • Styner und Bienz... and many more

We shall gladly provide you with a contact person and contact data for the above-mentioned project and reference examples upon request.





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