VDA - IATF 16949 - Examination for Re-Qualifications for 1st 2nd Party Auditors
ENCONA North America
Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
ABOUT THE COURSE
BACKGROUND & TOPICS:
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. According to ISO 19011, auditors are required to continually improve their competence. This includes their professional development, for example, through self-tuition and qualifications. Thus, certificates are only valid for a certain amount of time, so that auditors will have to undergo further education to retain their qualification.
This examination is aimed exclusively at IATF 16949 1st / 2nd party auditors, who already own a certificate or comparable IATF qualification. Depending on individual qualification, participation in the one-day training for re-qualification (ID 240) may be necessary.
IATF 16949 1st / 2nd party auditors are able to conduct internal and supplier IATF system audits on their own. By taking this examination with certificate, the participants once again get independent confirmation of their knowledge. Additionally, the certificate gives evidence of up-to-date and valid qualification in order to fulfil customers’ or suppliers’ requirements regarding IATF 16949 auditor competence.
CONCEPT & METHODS:
The examination is designed as an audit simulation with technical emphasis on the Sis and FAQs. To evaluate the auditor skills, the assessment is more focused on the behaviour as an auditor during the simulation. On the examination day, the documents (including standard volumes)handed out during VDA trainings are admissible and must be brought along on the exam day. Further information about the procedure and for preparation will be communicated to the participants in advance.
PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDANCE:
Admittance to the examination is only possible after successful application review (see graphical representation on p.24).
CERTIFICATE & AUDITOR CARD:
After passing the test, a new certificate with a registered number and the respective auditor card is issued, and the accompanying entry into the VDA QMC database is completed.