421 - Qualification for Certified Automotive Core Tools Professional - One-Week Training

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If you would like to get to know all the main automotive quality tools within only one week, then this course is the right choice for you.
After five days of intense training, the exam day for “Automotive Core Tools Professional” serves as your own quality check!

Successful project work requires knowledge about planning processes and methods as well as an understanding of the interrelation between the methods. This course shows how the issues in individual phases of automotive projects are designed, how specific deployment of methods support the achievement of planned results and how the methods are deployed correctly and efficiently.

The theoretically and methodically correct approach is presented. Exercises help to work out and discuss important points to consider in practical implementation.

The first block of the one-week course deals with project management in the concept phase and product and process design and development. The activities in the various project phases are presented as well as the methods for ensuring product quality.

The second part of the core tool training course deals with the statistical methods applied to process design and development, the transition to series production and series production itself, in order to assure capability of test and inspection systems and production processes.




  • Phase plan APQP
  • Maturity level assessment for new parts
  • Significant MLA criteria for product development
  • FMEA (Harmonisation VDA and AIAG)
  • Purpose, content of the control plan and correlation to process FMEA
  • PPA (VDA 2) and PPAP
  • Problem solving with 8D
  • Practical exercises for the various methods


  • Statistical basics
  • Capability basics
  • Measurement system analysis MSA basics
  • Test equipment and test process suitability

VDA 5 basics

  • Test equipment capability cg and cgk
  • Control chart basics
  • Application of various Shewhart and approval QC’s according to process type
  • Process capability basics pp und ppk and/or cp and cpk
  • Capability determination in different distribution models and process types / SPC
  • Control charts / SPC
  • Practical exercises for the various methods

Prerequisites for participation

Basic knowledge of quality management and automotive planning.

Target audience

All personnel in project teams for product and process design and development, especially from the areas planning, production, test and inspection planning and quality management.

Qualification Certificate

The exam for Automotive Core Tools Professional is divided into two parts: a written and an oral exam.

After passing the written and oral exam, you will receive the VDA certificate with a registered number along with an “Automotive Core Tools Professional” card and the corresponding VDA QMC database entry. For this card, we need a digital passport photo in JPEG format in advance.


6 days


  • FMEA (Harmonisation VDA und AIAG)
  • VDA volume maturity level assurance for new parts
  • Chapter SPC from the VDA ring binder volume 4
  • VDA volume 5

Important Advice

Please bring a notebook and a setsquare, so that you can work on the exercises.


There are currently no dates planned. Please contact us if you have an inquiry.