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VDA 6.3 Qualification for Process Auditor (ID315)

Seminar-ID: 07-010

VDA Licensed

The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. These audits are usually conducted within the organisation
or with suppliers prior to series release, but also form a valuable contribution for process optimisation with already existing manufacturing lines. Furthermore, potential analysis – as part of VDA 6.3 – also constitutes a tried an tested method to
select new suppliers. The third and complete revision of the VDA standard in 2016 had the main objective of simplifying and unifying the standard in order to give it a more practical and international orientation.
With these new advantages, the worldwide importance of VDA 6.3 has increased. Moreover, this process audit standard can now also be applied to further sectors such as mechanical engineering
and wind power. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the quali cation of relevant personnel is indispensable.
In our VDA 6.3 trainings the participants acquire the necessary background knowledge and understanding for process audit procedures.

Concept and Methods
During this training, technical lectures and group exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work practice with a particular focus on exchanging
experiences between participants and the trainer.

Taking into consideration the process approach and the respective customer-speci c requirements, this training introduces the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors for holistic application in automotive
industry. This includes general requirements, methods, principles, the evaluation scheme, risk analysis. In addition, the underlying questionnaire is completely explained according to
the assigned process elements (P1 – P7) so that participants can identify the respective risks along the supply chain and demonstrate the respective potential. The goal is to ensure a reliable
assessment. Furthermore, the code of conduct for process auditors and the current SIs and FAQs are presented.


Target Group

This four-day training addresses QM personnel tasked withconducting process audits in their own organisations (internally)or in the supply chain (externally), as well as external auditors
(deployment as service providers).

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 knowledge test, participants will receive a VDA qualification certificate.

Retest will result in € 200,00 plus VAT or $ 200.00 (USD) per participant added to the invoice.


Knowledge of the common quality tools and methods, the applicable management system requirements and further applicable customer-specific requirements, as well as product
and process-specific knowledge in the intended eld of application, is necessary for this training. Furthermore, depending on their scope of activity, participants should have the respective
professional experience according to VDA Volume 6.3 and an auditor quali cation based on DIN EN ISO 19011.

Training documentation

Paper copy of original VDA QMC
Recommended literature: VDA 6.3 standard not included, additional costs $ 55.00 (USD)


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