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IATF 16949 Internal Auditor

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This three-day course trains new auditors, or personnel interested in a full refresher course, in the requirements to audit the automotive standard; IATF 16949:2016 – 1st Edition.  This course contains the “Automotive Approach to Process Auditing”.

The design of this three-day seminar focuses on the quality professional with minimal, moderate or extensive exposure to Internal Audit.  This course reviews the requirements of IATF 16949 and the methods, techniques, and skills needed to complete the internal audit process.

The participants will learn from lecture, discussion, participation as well as case studies.  This course and materials give the student skill, insight, and confidence in the correct efficient methods of audit.

The Material covers:

  1. the requirements of the standard;
  2. audit preparation;
  3. audit planning;
  4. the need for and method of opening meeting;
  5. closing meeting;
  6. writing of the required audit report(s);
  7. the proper method of writing “Corrective Action Reports” and;
  8. understanding how to plan, conduct, report and close out audit findings.


Documentation of the entire audit and record keeping needs and requirements are also a part of this training.

The automotive quality standard is actually made up of two documents; IATF 16949 and ISO 9001:2015.  In previous automotive quality standards, ISO/TS16949 and QS 9000 the automotive requirements and the ISO 9001 requirements were condensed into one manual.  This current automotive quality standard is made up of two separate manuals, IATF 16949 and ISO 9001:2015.


A full review of the new automotive quality standard IATF 16949 and ISO 9001:20015 requirements.

This review covers all the requirements of these two documents with emphasis on the new requirements that were not addressed in ISO/TS 16949.

There is additional review of “the automotive process approach to audit”.  Re-enforcing this valuable audit process that address the audit technique for the business processes.  Beginning with the top management, the process owner and finally with the process operators.

This is all supported with multiple in-class exercises to re-enforce some the more critical elements of the standard including; document review and check sheet development as well as case-study exercises.