ID 340 - VDA 6.3 - Renewal of the Qualification Certified Process Auditor (2016)


ID 340: VDA 6.3 - Renewal of the Qualification Certified Process Auditor (2016)

The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable.

According to ISO 19011, auditors are recommended to continuously improve their competence. This includes professional further education, e. g., by means of self-study and trainings. The validity of certificates is thus deliberately of limited duration, so that auditors undergo further training in order to maintain their qualification.

With the renewal of the certificate, participants can receive confirmation of their qualification from independent quarters in order to fulfill the requirements of customers or suppliers regarding regarding their auditor competence.


Prerequisites for participation

In order to renew a VDA 6.3 (2016) qualification, the application must be submitted before validity expires. Evidence must be provided of audit experience in at least five process audits or potential analyses as lead auditor within the validity period. The duration of the at least five process audits must be 10 audit days in total.

Internal as well as external process audits are accepted as well as max. two remote audits.

If the required audit experience cannot be verified, it will be necessary to complete the “VDA 6.3 –Workshop for Certified Process Auditor“(ID 341) in order to achieve an renewal of VDA 6.3 qualification.

Additionally, 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.

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Qualification Certificate

After a positive review of application, a new certificate with a registered number and the respective auditor card will be issued, along with the corresponding entry into the VDA QMC database. The certificate and auditor card are valid for three years.


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