ID 353 - VDA 6.3 – Examination for Certified Process Auditor


ID 353: VDA 6.3 – Examination for Certified Process Auditor

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. The examination and the accompanying certificate independently confirm their current and valid qualification in order to meet customer or supplier requirements regarding their auditor competence.



The exam includes:

  • written exam with 40 questions (60 minutes)
  • oral exam consisting of preparation phase (30 minutes) and interview (20 minutes)

For preparation, the training material handed out during VDA trainings (incl. standards) are admitted and must be brought along on the examination day

Prerequisites for participation

Admission to the examination is only granted after successful review of the application. Evidence must be provided of the certificate of qualification for the training “VDA 6.3 – Qualification for Process Auditor“ (edition 2016, ID 315), of an at least three day auditor qualification on the basis of DIN EN ISO 19011 (e. g., VDA Auditor) 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.
For the precise requirements, please refer to the application form on our website

Qualification Certificate

After passing the written and oral examination, you will receive a certificate with a registered number and the respective entry into the VDA QMC database. The certificate and auditor card are valid for three years


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