Quality Core Tools Knowledge Badge

The Quality Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system. Developed in the 1980s for the auto industry, they’ve proven so useful that they have also been adopted by other manufacturing sectors including aerospace, defense, medical, and pharmaceuticals. They include:

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP)
  • Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Core Tools Knowledge Badge

Today, most automotive manufacturers and many other manufacturing sectors require use of one or more of the Core Tools. To assist current and future automotive professionals in assessing their current knowledge – and to give them exposure to all of the Core Tools – the industry, through AIAG and its Board of Directors, has developed the Core Tools Knowledge Badge.

How to earn the Quality Core Tools Knowledge Badge

Take the Core Tools Self-Assessment and get your baseline scores. Then take all 5 of the associated Core Tools Elearning modules. Finally, retake the Core Tools Self-Assessment. If you’ve scored an 80% in all four Core Tools subjects, you get the badge!