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Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training with IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Emphasis

Classroom Training CEU Credit: 2.4
Internal auditors in the automotive industry are essential to providing the objective feedback required for maintaining and continuously improving upon an effective ISO/TS 16949 quality management system. Recommended for new or current internal auditors who need to perform internal quality audits, this course will provide you with the background to audit an internal quality management system to the requirements of ISO/TS 16949. In addition, it is designed specifically for automotive suppliers and meets ISO/TS 16949 and customer requirements for Chrysler, Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Co.

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Pricing and Time

Member: $995.00
Non-Member: $1,195.00
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

International Offerings

Date Location Language Available Seating Contact
TBD TBD, South Africa Republic of English 20 Mr. Raj Harilal
TBD TBD, Brazil Brazilian Portuguese 20 Paulo Sergio Giusti
TBD TBD, China Peoples Republic of Simplified Chinese 20 Steven Hsieh
TBD TBD, India English 20 H.S. Anand
TBD TBD, Japan Japanese 20 Itaru Suzuki
TBD TBD, South Korea Korean 20 Soon-Young Won
TBD TBD, Mexico Spanish - Latin America 20 José Dominguez

Course Information

This internationally-accredited 3-day course is designed for new internal auditors and experienced internal auditors who require refresher training. Participants will complete an in-depth review of ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, and the tools to effectively prepare and conduct internal audits. Through individual participation and group exercises, participants will apply and audit the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 through case study activities that focus on industry-recognized auditing techniques. A final examination is included at the end of the course.


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In accordance with internal auditor competency requirements defined in IATF 16949 Section 7.2.3, participants are encouraged to complete the AIAG Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) to assess proficiency in the core tools, prior to attending auditor training.  CLICK HERE for more information.




  • Recommended: Basic knowledge of the Customer Specific Requirements and the Core Tools.
  • Self-Study (Mandatory): A series of questions (self-study document) to be answered by the student and turned in prior to or at the beginning of the course. The self-study is designed to acquaint you with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards, and the guidelines for auditing management systems. 


Recommended: Learning participation can be maximized if the individual enters with working knowledge and experience related to this subject.



  • Identify linkages to quality management principles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the automotive process approach to auditing, including risk-based thinking
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
  • Identify the requirements applicable to an IATF 16949:2016 internal auditor
  • Identify linkages between IATF 16949:2016 requirements and Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs), including how to audit the applicable CSRs
  • Identify linkages between IATF 16949:2016 requirements and the Core Tools
  • Apply auditing skills according to ISO 19011 for Internal Auditors


NOTE:   A full copy of the IATF 16949:2016 and 9001:2015 publications are not included.  However, the exacted requirements text of 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016, with training commentary, will be included in the participant manual.   


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 IATF 16949:2016 and the application of audit principles and practices based on IATF 16949:2016. Fifty percent of the examination grade is based on questions that require short answer responses that test comprehension of the audit process and the application of IATF 16949:2016. The remainder of the examination grade is based on multiple choice and true/false questions.



  1. Those who pass will receive an Exemplar Global ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor with IATF 16949:2016 Emphasis certificate of successful completion, which satisfies the training portion of the Exemplar Global requirements for certification of individual QMS Internal Auditors.
  2. Those who do not pass will receive a certificate of attendance.


Plexus International is the Exemplar Global-certified course provider for training at AIAG.

Course Material: Course Material information will be provided on your confirmation document upon completion of registration – if you have more specific questions, please contact customer service at 877-275-2424.

This training program is designed for quality professionals in the automotive industry, and recommended for:

  • New internal auditors
  • Experienced internal auditors who require refresh training
  • Individuals who want to apply for certification as an Exemplar Global-Certified QMS internal auditor

Day 1

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Quality Management Principles
  • Process Approach and Risked-Based Thinking
  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements and Commentary


Day 2

  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements and Commentary
  • Auditing the Core Tools and Customer Specific Requirements – Introductory Analysis
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Auditing Skills


Day 3

  • Auditing Skills (continued)
  • Auditing Application
  • Written Examination



Leading first- and second-party audits and audit program management.



The final examination assesses the following competency areas (as defined in IATF clause 7.2.3):

  • 7.2.3a, 7.2.3b, 7.2.3c, 7.2.3d, 7.2.3e

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