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IATF 16949 Examination for 1st/2nd Party Auditor (ID250)

Seminar-ID: 01-125

VDA Licensed


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Conformity with IATF 16949 is the condition for acceptance into the automotive manufacturers‘ list of suppliers. In preparation for certification, those responsible in an organisation must come to grips with the concrete implementation of requirements. IATF 16949 auditors’ competence is of decisive importance: on the one hand, because they have to implement the IATF 16949 requirements in their own organisation in a focussed manner and evaluate the effectiveness of quality management actions. On the other hand, so they can review their suppliers as to whether their QM system complies with IATF 16949. The examination for certified 1st / 2nd party auditor IATF 16949 offers participants a level of quali cation comparable to a 3rd party auditor. In this form, the certificate awarded upon passing the examination is issued exclusively by the IATF member VDA QMC or by one of our approved licensed partners. The examination subject matter is drawn from the topics dealt with during the training, the IATF 16949 requirements and in individual cases the customer-specific requirements of the OEMs.

1st / 2nd party auditors IATF 16949 are able to conduct internal and external system audits on their own. The examination and the accompanying certificate independently conform their knowledge. Additionally, the certificate provides evidence of current and valid qualification in order to meet customer or supplier requirements with regard to IATF 16949 auditor competence.

Concept and Methods
On the examination day, you are given an examination paper with 40 questions, of which at least 70% must be answered correctly. Furthermore, prospective IATF 16949 1st / 2nd party auditors must pass an oral examination in which they identify risks / nonconformities from a scenario and match these with the requirements of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001. For preparation the training material (including standards) handed out during VDA trainings are admissible and must be brought along on the examination day.


Customer benefit

TopQM-Systems has been working in the area of supplier management for well-known companies in the automotive industry since 2000. The experience gained in live customer projects – such as advanced quality planning, start of new series production, process acceptance, supplier audits, claims management and process optimization – directly flow into our TopQM Automotive Seminars and are continuously updated. We are very familiar with the requests and requirements of our customers and we will prepare you to handle series processes in an efficient and robust way!


After passing the test, a new certificate with a registered number and the respective auditor card are issued, and the accompanying entry into the VDA QMC database is completed.

Retest for each person of the exam is added separately on the invoice. 200,00 €/200,00 $ plus VAT for the written exam and 300,00 €/300,00 $ plus VAT for the oral exam.


Admission to the examination is only granted after successful review of the application. The prerequisites are
+ an auditor qualification ISO 9001, at least three ISO 9001 audits within the past three years,
+ at least two years of practical automotive industry experience and
+ the successful completion of the training ”IATF 16949 – Qualification for 1st / 2nd Party Auditor” [TopQM SeminarID 01-110] (ID 211).

As a new requirement, evidence of knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools must be provided.
The training ”Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors” [TopQM SeminarID 02-470] (ID 417) and further VDA qualifications are recognised. Alternatively, evidence of a minimum two-day training about Automotive Core Tools by another training provider as well as the passing of an Automotive Core Tools online quiz is required.

If the quiz is not passed, the ”Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors” course [TopQM SeminarID 02-470] (ID 417) must be completed. For the precise requirements, please refer to the application form or contact schulung@topqm.de.


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