Course Outline

  • Define Automotive Process Approach

  • Apply the Process Approach to their organization

  • Identify the ISO/TS 16949:2009 Sector-specific Supplementations/Additions

  • Translate the Linkages to Automotive Core Tools and Customer Requirements

  • Integrate Core Tools

  • Translate Linkages to Quality Management Principles

  • Review Rules 3rd Edition

  • Review Exemplar Global Auditor Certification Handbook

  • Demonstrate Auditing Skills

  • Apply Auditing Skills

Recommended for first- and second-party auditors who want

to become AIAG-certified supplier auditors; want to apply for

certification as an Exemplar Global-certified QMS internal auditor, QMS

auditor or QMS lead auditor; or who need to learn about ISO/TS 16949

in order to audit an ISO/TS 16949 quality management system.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Two elements are involved in the successful completion of this course:

  1. The continual evaluation of the student's attitudes, auditing

    capability, performance as team members when role playing, and

    communication skills (performed independently by all instructors

    involved with the class).

  2. A written examination that covers the content of ISO/TS 16949

    and the application of audit principles and practices based on ISO/

    TS 16949. Seventy-five percent of the examination grade is based

    on questions that require essay responses that test comprehension

    of the audit process and the application of ISO/TS 16949. The

    remainder of the examination grade is based on multiple choice,

    true/false or short-answer questions.

Certificates Awarded

Earn two certificates upon successful appraisal

  • An Exemplar Global certificate of successful completion, which meets the training requirements for Exemplar Global certification of individual

    QMS internal auditors, QMS auditors and QMS lead auditors

  • An AIAG ISO/TS 16949 Supplier Auditor Certification certificate

    for first- and second-party assessments

Note: Successful completion of this course/exam does not qualify you to

conduct third-party audits.


A series of questions to be answered and turned in prior to the

beginning of the course to demonstrate understanding of ISO 9001.