VDA 6.3 - Qualification as Process Auditor with Certified Examination

VDA 6.3 - Qualification as Process Auditor with Certified Examination

REFERENCE:

ID315_353

PROVIDER:

VDA QMC

HOST:

ENCONA Taiwan

TRAINER:

Jesse Chien

LOCATION:

Taoyuan City, Taiwan

FORMAT:

Classroom (in-person)

AVAILABILITY:

Seats Left:

16

16

/

DURATION:

40 hours

over

5 full days

SCHEDULE:

Start:

Monday, November 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM UTC

End:

Friday, November 19, 2021, 9:00:00 AM UTC

daily (weekdays only)

ABOUT THE COURSE

BACKGROUND AND TOPICS

The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with the 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 and 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 are necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. With this offer, we address participants who want to achieve qualification as certified VDA 6.3 process auditors in a compact training course of five days. 


TARGET AUDIENCE

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


OBJECTIVES 

Taking into consideration the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements, this training introduces the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors for holistic application in the automotive industry. This includes general requirements, methods, principles, the evaluation scheme and 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. Certified VDA 6.3 auditors are able to conduct process audits independently internally and at the site of their suppliers. After passing the examination, the participants will receive a certificate and an auditor card that provide evidence of their current and valid qualification. Thus they fulfil the requirements of customers or suppliers regarding their auditor competence.


PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDANCE

Admission to the examination is only granted after a successful review of the application. Evidence must be provided of an at least three-day auditor qualification on the basis of DIN EN ISO 19011 (see our self-paced course here) and of at least five years industrial experience, of which at least two years in quality management. 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” (ID 417) and the VDA qualification “Automotive Core Tools Professional” (ID 415, 416 and possibly 450) are recognized. 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 (ID 417) must be completed (see a graphical representation of the requirements here). 


CONCEPT AND METHODS

During this training, technical lectures, exercises and case studies 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. On the examination day, the participants are given a written examination with 40 questions, which they have 60 minutes to answer. Furthermore, prospective VDA 6.3 auditors must pass an oral examination consisting of 30 minutes preparation time and a twenty-minute interview with two examiners. For preparation, the training material handed out during VDA trainings (incl. VDA 6.3) are admitted, and these must be brought along on the examination day. 


CERTIFICATE AND AUDITOR CARD

After passing the written and oral examination, the participants will receive an e-certificate with a registered number and the respective entry into the VDA QMC database. 


SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

VDA Volume 6.3 

For the current edition of the VDA 6.3 process audit, a new evaluation and documentation tool have been developed as a web application. Users can obtain the VDA 6.3 Analysis Tool from https://webshop.vda.de/QMC/en/vda-63-analysis-tool

This is the full 4-day course plus 1-day examination leading to certification and database entry as a VDA 6.3 Process Auditor.  If you only need to conduct internal or supplier audits, you could choose to attend ID315, which excludes the examination and leads to qualification rather than full certification.

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Qualifying as a VDA 6.3 Auditor & Renewing a VDA 6.3 Certification

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CERTIFICATE:

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VDA 6.3 - Qualification as Process Auditor with Certified Examination

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